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How Committed Are You to Social Media?

Posted on the 15 August 2013 by Jureklepic @jkcallas

Aug13_Post 3A lot happens in the world of social media. And with most houses being full of technology – smartphones, iPads, laptops, and desktops – it is now easier than ever to access social media.  This has spawned off people being obsessed – having Facebook be the last thing they see at night and the first thing they see in the morning. Then there are others who create an account and then disappear from social media. Since social media allows people to keep tabs on just about everybody, even you, now more than ever you need to make sure you’re keeping a good online reputation.

Here are a few types of social media users that I have encountered. Which category do you fit?

The Heavy User – if you’re a heavy user, you check social media networks multiple times a day. You get frustrated when there are just a few updates or new Tweet since the last time you checked (maybe it would help if you waited longer than 15 minutes between checks). You strategically plan your social media updates so others don’t realize that you are online as often as you are. You might need a 12 step program, in all honesty.

The Never User – I’m sure we have all seen these people. They are the ones who set up profiles or accounts on social media sites and then never use them. You’d be shocked to see a status update or even any personal information appear on their profile. These people have empty Pinterest boards, no Facebook status updates, or a blank Twitter feed. These are the never-users.

The Candy Crusher – some people only use social media for games. I jokingly refer to them as the Candy Crushers because Candy Crush is arguably the most popular social media based game right now. These are the people who will send endless game requests but hardly ever post status updates or engage in commenting.

The Casual User – this user is what most would consider a healthy medium. These people tend to update just a few times per week. To me, it indicates that maybe they actually pay more attention to their personal lives, rather than the one they live online.

Which category do you fit into? Do you strive to be a casual user or are you happy with where you are?

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