Wanna know what’s trending in humor? Here’s the punchline: “LOL” is so yesterday; “Haha” is now hip. Respond to your kids’ humor with an “LOL” and you’re risking a major eye roll.
A new report from Facebook reveals the ever-evolving notion of e-Laughter. Digging into posts and comments on the social-networking site, Facebook targeted laughter in text form. The most common is haha with various emoji coming in second place. “Hehe” takes the bronze. “LOL,” however, didn’t medal at all. (For those living under a boulder, it translates to “laugh out loud.”)
Dig a little deeper and here’s how the humor segments: “Young people and women prefer emoji, whereas men prefer longer hehes. People in Chicago and New York prefer emoji, while Seattle and San Francisco prefer hahas.”