Study: Half of Facebook walls contain profanity

What a bunch of potty mouths. The company behind this study explains what it means for businesses.

A new survey by online reputation management firm Reppler has found that 47 percent of Facebook users have profanity on their walls. The study is based on a survey of 30,000 Facebook users.

Of that 47 percent with filth adorning their virtual proxy, 80 percent have at least one post or comment with profanity from a friend.

Of the foul words used most often, Nos. 1–3 are not all that surprising. Due in large part to its versatility and usage as multiple parts of speech, the No.1 most common cuss word is f*ck. The No. 2 expletive is any derivation of the word “sh*t,” while “b*tch” is way back, at No. 3.

Looks like “b*tch” has some catching up to do.

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