Facebook Profanity Rampant

Tuesday, 24 May 2011 21:09
Something foul on Facebook.
The number of profanity incidents has, up until now, gone unrecorded.

Reppler, an online reputation management tools company, surveyed 30,000 users and found 47 percent of the respondents have profanity on their Facebook walls. Of those users, 80 percent have at least one profane post or comment from a friend. A profane post or comment will come from a friend 56 percent of the time, according to the study.

Walls are a popular medium for cuss words and most likely to appear there when compared to comments. The F Bomb and its other various forms seem to be the most used, followed by Sh*t and b*tch.
Drinking references are even more popular than profane statements among some Facebook users. A study conducted by America’s Journal of Men’s Health found male undergrad students referenced alcohol 86 percent of the time.

What other comments and wall posts do you find acceptable or unacceptable?