Could this really spell the end of “LOL”?

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.

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