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Fk yea I swear: Cursing and gender in a corpus of MySpace pages

  title={Fk yea I swear: Cursing and gender in a corpus of MySpace pages},
  author={Mike A Thelwall},
Youth-orientated social network sites like MySpace are important venues for socialising and identity expression. Analysing such sites can therefore give a timely window into otherwise hidden aspects of contemporary culture. In this article a corpus of MySpace member home pages is used to analyse swearing in the U.S. and U.K. The results indicate that most MySpaces of 16 year olds and about 15% of middle-aged MySpaces contain strong swearing, for both males and females. There was no significant… 

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