A recent study in the academic journal PLoS ONE analyzed the language men and women use on Facebook, and came to the objective, scientific conclusion that men are angry trolls and women portray themselves as having perfect social lives.
The researchers looked at over 10 million messages from over 52,000 people, The study highlights in the abstract:
Topics most associated with self-identified female participants included friends, family, and social life, whereas topics most associated with self-identified male participants included swearing, anger, discussion of objects instead of people, and the use of argumentative language.
The "computational linguistic analysis" found that "Language used more by self-identified females was interpersonally warmer, more compassionate, polite, and—contrary to previous findings—slightly more assertive in their language use, whereas language used more by self-identified males was colder, more hostile, and impersonal."
The findings come into focus when you look at the common words used across the two genders.
Women mostly talk about their social lives, which often included men named Brandon and Zach.
And men go off on things like 'Murica, guns, and death.
The study didn't just affirm stereotypes, though. The researchers found that while women use less-harsh language, it doesn't make them less assertive. They have just as strong opinions, but they're about warmer subjects than guns and death, like judging each other's parenting skills.
Now let's see if the study accurately represents the comments under this post.