Turns Out Nobody Uses ‘LOL’ Anymore. Here’s What We Write Instead
According to a Facebook study, not very many people use LOL anymore.
Back in the days of America Online chat rooms, when you wanted to acknowledge that something was funny, you'd write "LOL." If you're under 25, that sentence sounds like complete jibberish.
Facebook analyzed every single post and comment for one week to figure out how we "laugh" online. Here's what they found:
- 15% of people "laughed" in at least one post.
- 51.4% used at least one "ha." So "ha," "haha," and so on.
- 33.7% used a laughing emoji.
- 13.1% wrote "hehe."
- only 1.9% used "LOL."
Young people were most likely to use emojis. Older people were most likely to use LOL.
What do you write online when you want to acknowledge that something is funny? Let us know in the comments below.
You can read the full study here.