Study suggests that 92% of the people who write “haha” on the Internet doesn’t actually laugh
The average Internet user is not as happy as it appears to be.
His “virtual self” is laughing off.
This study has caused a bit of disappointment among the Internet users and many of them recognize that “hahaha’s are partially true. You pretend you’re laughing and it’s not true, even though sometimes you laugh a little bit, inside”.
Above all, almost all Internet users prefer to keep on pretending they’re laughing and surprised, showing their indignation on forums and chats. “As the great poet Joan Maragall used to say, you have to wet the feather in your heart. I do the same but with my mouse.”, said Justin Time, user of a forum. “If I type an emoji that represents that I’m happy, is because, actually, I pondered about it, and I reached the conclusion that my heart is happy. You can’t play with your feelings because you fool yourself and that’s never good”.
“I don’t laugh, but it’s because this is the way I am. But when I tell a joke and they tell me they’re laughing, well man, I expect them to be laughing”, affirmed another user of the forum. Another user replies with an analogy: “Look, this is like women faking orgasms. Everybody knows it, including men, but no guy suspects that they’re doing it to him. It’s time for us to start being honest to one another. Have you never suspected that people on the Internet look happier than they actually are?”.