Nice Article from Mashable. Author – Pete Cashmore
A study released this week revealed that 47% of Facebook users have swear words on their pages. A survey last week, meanwhile, showed that undergraduate men who talk about alcohol on Facebook tend to have more friends.
Whether it’s our level of tolerance for swear words or the link between alcohol and social acceptance, these Facebook studies provide intriguing insights into our online behaviors.
And yet I’d argue that Facebook surveys have a more fundamental role. With more than 600 million people actively using Facebook, these studies in fact provide a deeper understanding of our evolving cultural norms: Our values, our morals, and our changing relationships between one another.
Don’t believe me? Check out my CNN column for these fascinating Facebook facts about our 21st century values.
- 10 Fascinating Facebook Facts – And What They Say About Us (mashable.com)
- 10 fascinating Facebook facts (cnn.com)
- 47% of Facebook Users Have Profanity on Their Walls (blogoholic.in)
- Pete Cashmore Started A Blog Because It Was Something He Could Do From Bed (businessinsider.com)
- Mashable’s Pete Cashmore on persistence (theglobeandmail.com)