Almost Half of Facebook Users Have Profanity on Their Wall

ProfanityAs employers increasingly look at Facebook profiles of potential candidates, the use of profanity on their walls plays an important role in the perception of these potential employees. A recent study by social media monitoring service, Reppler, scanned the Facebook walls over 30,000 users and found some surprising statistics:

  • 47% of our users have profanity on their Facebook Wall.
  • 80% of our users who have profanity on their Facebook Wall have at least one post/comment with profanity from a friend.
  • 56% of the posts/comments with profanity on a user’s Facebook Wall come from friends.
  • Users are twice as likely to use profanity in a post on their Facebook Wall, versus a comment.  Whereas friends are twice as likely to use profanity in a comment on a user’s Facebook Wall, versus a post.
  • The most common profane word is derivations of the “f-word”.  The second most common profane word is derivations of the word “sh*t”. ”B*tch” is a distant third.

The study poses some serious questions about how to monitor what our friends are posting on our walls.

Source: Reppler

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