Study highlights stereotypical language used on Facebook

By Shawn Knight
Oct 1, 2013
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  1. A newly published study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania's Positive Psychology Center takes a look at the different words used by various demographics of Facebook users. Unsurprisingly and perhaps stereotypically, women talked the most about shopping and doing...

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  2. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,525   +828

    Losing faith in humanity the more words I read from the pic.
    wastedkill likes this.
  3. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,371   +2,160

    Stereotypes exist for a reason. This graphic demonstrates that much, if nothing else.
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  4. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 726   +224

    I love the stringency and idiocy of the word filters on here, yet a lot of those censored words are used in the image of this article.
    Burty117, Wendig0 and davislane1 like this.
  5. negroplasty

    negroplasty TS Guru Posts: 516   +12

    Where's the word "like" ? Gets used more than any of those above...
  6. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,106   +1,375

    It is the unflinching numbers of idi0ts walking the earth that moves me forward with the hope that perhaps I can make something better out of my own life.

    Facebook, thank you for this reassurance.
    Skidmarksdeluxe, mosu and davislane1 like this.
  7. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,615   +492

    Besides being amused by the fact that all these swear words are displayed uncensored, I can find the F word 10 times, very funny. Other than that this shouldn't come as a surprise to that many people, what would be more interesting is watching how sentence structure changes through the ages, with things like grammar and punctuation being focused on. But that's just going to tell me what I already know, people are losing the ability to formulate sentences.
    Skidmarksdeluxe, mosu and Wendig0 like this.
  8. Haha, I'm 29 and I don't fit into any of those categories. Most of my topics involve scientific revelations, Technological Discoveries (mainly techspot articles :) ), philosophical views, random whimsies, correcting abhorring grammar and posting my exquisite artwork. I do converse with my friends about our social interactions and my family, which I wish would stay private (damn you NSA, you don't need to know when I poop). Then again I've always associated myself with the vernacular, most of society is too driven by trivial matters. They should probably focus less on posting kittens and more on realizing what's around them. That's far-fetched though, most people won't accept that the universe doesn't revolve around them and that life is more grand than the little bubble they perceive.
  9. Forget vernacular or secular, I confused them, brain fart. I'll just use the word contemporary.
  10. Tanstar

    Tanstar TS Guru Posts: 392   +81

    "Conversely, women used words like ?amazing? or ?her? when talking about their significant other."

    Lots of lesbians in the survey, or do these woman refer to themselves in the third person?
  11. customcarvin

    customcarvin TS Enthusiast Posts: 103   +8

    lol. I guess its kind of like national geographic, where its okay to show boobies and ding dongs as long as its "educational"

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