What Words Do You Use in Your Facebook Status Updates? (And Why Do I Care?)

In the last few days, a quiz from VonVon kept appearing in my Facebook feed, “What Are Your Most Used Words on Facebook.” My friends kept taking it. After pulling data from Facebook, the quiz site creates a word cloud of the words that most often appeared in a person’s status updates.

As someone interested in social media marketing, I wondered two things: Why was this quiz so popular? And what does VonVon get out of the deal?

So first, I took the quiz, if you can really call it that. It offered the kind of appeal that any sort of diagnostic that promises to reveal something about oneself does. Will my word choices in my status updates somehow reveal something about me that I don’t already know? Will it reaffirm my suspicions that I am an interesting and cool person?…

What Words Do You Use in Your Facebook Status Updates? (And Why Do I Care?)

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