Facebook Is Tracking How You Laugh in Messages

Are you a hehe-er or a haha-er?

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Everyone laughs differently in real life, so it would follow that the same applies in expressions of laughter in text. This is what a recent data survey by the Facebook research team found, that e-laughter, like any other dialect, is evolving. As such, whether you use hehehahalol, or a succinct emoji says more than you would think about your age, gender and location. Says Facebook, “The most common laugh is haha, followed by various emoji and hehe. Age, gender and geographic location play a role in laughter type and length: young people and women prefer emoji, whereas men prefer longer hehes. People in Chicago and New York prefer emoji, while Seattle and San Francisco prefer hahas.” In addition, the research team analyzed the most common forms of each laughter, inferring that haha-ers are more likely to elongate the expression as well as use an odd number of letters than hehe-ers, while lol almost always stood by itself. Check out the results as presented in graphs below, and read the full post here





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