Credit: John Fisher

News flash: When Seattle wants to laugh online, we prefer “haha” to “LOL”

How do you convey laughter when you’re on Facebook or you’re texting somebody? Chances are, it’s not “LOL” anymore. Facebook actually studied the ways we indicate laughter, because why wouldn’t they study that? And they found that “LOL” is pretty much DOA — it’s giving way to emojis and “haha” or “hehe.” And the city that’s leading the “haha” trend is . . . . Seattle! Chicago tends to favor emojis, but here in the Emerald City, we like a good “haha,” or maybe even a “hahahaha” if we’re really busting a gut.

You can check out the whole study, complete with pie charts and bar graphs, right here.

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About John Fisher

John is a Midwest native who started his Northwest radio career in 1992 after moving to Seattle from Chicago. He’s an avid cyclist, painter, traveler, foodie, and dog lover (Hazel and Gizmo, both shelter dogs.) He’s worked with various animal organizations including PAWS, Seattle Humane Society and Seattle Animal Shelter. John got a late start on fatherhood – he and his wife have a 5-year-old son named Dawson who already has a crush on Katy Perry.