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10 Fascinating Facebook Facts

Published by pratyushkp on May 27th, 2011 - in Social, Technology

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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.

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47% of Facebook Users Have Profanity on Their Walls

Published by pratyushkp on May 25th, 2011 - in Social, Technology

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Facebook’s valuation isn’t the only thing that’s obscene about the social network: A survey has also found a lot of Facebook walls contain profanity.

Reppler, a month-old firm that markets online reputation management tools, released Monday the results of a survey of 30,000 users. The data show that 47% of those users have profanity on their Facebook wall. Of those users, 80% have at least one post or comment with profanity from a friend. Posts and comments with profanity on a user’s Facebook wall come from friends 56% of the time.

Walls seem to be the vehicle of choice for cuss words; users are twice as likely to use profanity on their Facebook wall vs. in their comments. The most common profane word? Not surprisingly, the F word and its various iterations came in first, followed by “sh*t” and “b*tch” and their sundry versions.

Though the data show obscenities are rampant on Facebook, they pale in comparison to drinking references. Another study from America’s Journal of Men’s Health discovered that male undergrad students reference alcohol in their profiles 85.53% of the time. Those who mentioned alcohol in their profiles also tended to have more friends than those who didn’t, according to the study.

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