Social Networking sites have managed to permanently integrate themselves into our lives. The boundless platforms have not only given us the opportunity to retrieve unlimited global information, but also are customized in a way that fits perfectly with our preferences and personality. In a way be it Facebook or Twitter or LinkedIn, they all reflect our needs and reveal our nature.
‘YORK, Pa. (AdAge.com) — Do you Twitter? Then you are more interested in sex than the average Facebook, MySpace or LinkedIn user. Like LinkedIn? You’re more likely to watch soap operas. Favor MySpace? You’re probably not into exercise.’
As queer as it sounds, statistics show that the choice of social networking sites (SNS) says a lot about one’s character. Interestingly, social networking sites can recognize a user’s brand preference and other attractions. So how is this remotely possible? All social networks including the search engines (e.g. GOOGLE) work on the principle of statistics. It is by following statistics do the social networking sites identify their customers. The number of times one visits a particular brand page depending on that there will be several notifications or advertisements appearing in your home page. So you can see, it is not very difficult to pinpoint whether an unknown profile belongs to a male or a female.
Here’s what the top social networking sites tell us about their user base and their impact.
If you are on Twitter then you are a light talker. You do not want to socialize much, but like to keep yourself updated all the time. You are quick and funny, more of the intellectual type, but do not really care about socializing with the online members. The text-like approach of twitter, prompt one to change subject of conversation continuously. In one word, as the infographic say: Twitters are FRESH!
Facebook is all about socializing. You want to know everything about everyone. You want to be a part of the majority and yes you like everything. Report says people sometimes use Facebook only to combat loneliness, to quench their thirst for social networks. Which evidently makes all facebook users CURIOUS.
BLOGGER OR WORD PRESS:
As the name suggests, bloggers are heavy talkers. They like expressing deep thoughts through writing rather than speaking. They probably interact more online and comment more frequently than in the real world, which makes them quite COMPLICATED.
LinkedIn is solely for professional purpose. People who are exploring newer job opportunities and are career oriented. It also shows that they love traveling and do not rely on social networks to fulfill their social needs. They are open to all professional experiences and have a keen for learning. LinkedIn people are HARDWORKING members.
This location based social networking site is more of an application (‘app’) used in smartphones. It is used mostly for travel purpose and interacting with the environment. Foursquare users are mostly travel enthusiasts, city lovers and like to be in the spotlight, much like attention seekers. They are RESTLESS.
Instagram users are picture lovers, also commonly named as artistic narcissists. They are DREAMERS and much like twitter users, they like to change the subject of conversation continuously.
Google+ (plus) users are those who have grown tired of Facebook and its flaws. They are fighters, but are blessed with diligence and endurance, and are confident at what they do. To them, online privacy matters a lot. Google Plus users are faithful.
Hootsuiters, as they claim, are creators, builders and innovators, revolutionizing the way of communication. Driven by experience and passion Hootsuite consists of managers, perfectionists and researchers. Sparking conversation, creating new products and encouraging new talents are all about the MAD Hootsuiters!
The virtual life is interpreted as a double life of every user. It is true that what we do not show in the real world eventually gets reflected in our profiles one way or another. Most users will have accounts in more than one social media website. As much as we would like to categorize them according to their choice of SNS don’t you think it is baffling to pinpoint or characterize a Facebook as well as a Google Plus user?