Major language study culls data from Facebook

A group of University of Pennsylvania scientists studied the Facebook posts of 75,000 volunteers to discover the words people in different groups use.

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According to a University of Pennsylvania study published in the journal PLOS One, Mark Zuckerberg’s social network can help us analyze the human personality.

About 75,000 volunteers allowed U. Penn researchers to dig through their posts to find linguistic patterns. In total, the research team dealt with 700 million words, phrases and topic instances.

From PLOS One:

And the results?

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