Millions of people use social networks every day, but you need to be aware of the three types of users. Your actions determine what type of social networking user you become, so watch this video to identify which of the three types are you!
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Hi I’m Nikki Key and you are watching the Daily Idea.
Today we are going to talk about social networking and determining what type of social networking user you are. Whether it is MySpace, Facebook, Freindster, Hi-5, Bebo, LinkedIn, Orkut, or Humble Voice each user usually fits a profile. Here at the Daily Idea we are going to help you figure out which profile you fit.
If you pro actively go out and attempt to gain friends, add anyone that comes into contact with you even if they are just trying to sell you ringtones, and keep track of your rising friend count like it was the NASDAQ than we consider you a friends wh…. Well let’s just say you have a “casual moral attitude” when it comes to adding friends.
Users like this aren’t usually interested in building a relationship but promoting something or just trying to accumulate numbers to fill a void in their heart. I guess it is better than using pain killers and cheap vodka to fill it.
If you are the opposite and keep your profile private adding only the closest people to you, than we consider you a closed networker or just an unfriendly person. These users are usually either super important or have a massive skeleton to hide. Most of the time though these people are usually trying to keep secret information from going public so it doesn’t impact their impending divorce trial, or so I have heard.
Just like Goldilock and the three bears there is one type of social networking user that is just right. Our third type of user is someone that is interested in genuinely connecting with other users and looks at social networking websites as a way to engage in multiple conversations with people that they wouldn’t necessarily be able to meet in real life.
They use social networking to create content, respond to others content, and share what they find with other users. We like to think of this type of person as the ideal citizen in the cyber world. A pro-consumer or a con-producer if you will…
We hope this helped you determine what type of social networking user you are, and hopefully if you are one of the first two we listed this will help you change and become that “just right” user.
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