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Twelve Types of Social Media Users

    Twelve Types of Social Media Users

    According to First Direct’s infograph there are 12 types of social media users. Which one are you?

    • The Ultras – For many habitual social media users, the networks are their primary communications link to family and friends.
    • The Deniers – Those who say that social media does not control their lives. But when they can’t access their favourite social network for an extended period they become anxious.
    • The Dippers – These are not regular social media users. They access their accounts infrequently often for days or even weeks without posting an update.
    • The Virgins – These are the new people that sign up to social media.
    • The Lurkers – They just watch other people and rarely participate in social media conversations.
    • The Peacocks – They see social networks as an opportunity to show everyone how popular they are. They judge their social standing by the number of followers they have or the number of likes or retweets their posts have.
    • The Ranters – Ranters are highly opinionated online but are often quiet in face to face conversations.
    • The Ghosts – These are the people that like to participate in conversations but do not give out their personal information.
    • The Changelings – For some people being anonymous is not enough so they adapt different personalities.
    • The Quizzers – Quizzers like to ask questions on Facebook and Twitter to start conversations.
    • The Informers – Informers are usually the people who shares the news first to gather likes and retweets.
    • The Approval-Seekers – People in this group worry about the number of likes or retweets their comments or their posts make.