When it comes to expressions of laughter on social media, it seems the humble acronym LOL, ‘laugh out loud’, is laughing no more.
Facebook examined a week’s worth of comments to its social network to find out how people are laughing on the internet.
The results make sobering reading for lovers of LOL. Just 1.9% of posts contained the acronym.
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Instead, about 51.4% of comments that contained expressions of laughter used haha, followed by 33.7% employing emojis, and 12.7% using hehe.