Has social media changed how we use sarcasm?
In computer-mediated communication, you would expect that because there aren’t many opportunities to signal irony and provide cues, like gestures or facial expressions, you would expect that people avoid it.
But they don’t. The internet speaks for itself on this point, but research also backs it up: In 2004, Stanford communications professor Jeff Hancock published a study in the Journal of Language in Social Psychology suggesting that people may use sarcasm more frequently online than they do in face-to-face interaction. Sarcasm is alive and well online; that much is obvio