10 Social Media Personality Types – Which One Are You? [INFOGRAPHIC]
When you’ve been active on social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook for a lengthy period of time, you start to develop a personality.
the different personality types
one exhibits when using social media in order to help you understand how you impress or influence people. Notes
that among the ten are:
- The Social Athlete: look for calm and secure relationships. They are meticulous, trustworthy, and keep commitments, and often are looking to maintain traditional living and social establishments.
- The Social Luddite: usually silent and show little interest in technology. They are tentative in social engagements and relationships, but are loyal and guided by strict values.
- The Social Nurturer: friendly, kind, popular, thoughtful, helpful, and consistent. They value tradition and feel some sense of obligation or commitment to their relationships.
- The Social Lazies: silent, introspective, and optimistic. They have clusters of posts and responses for a brief period of time and then disappear for a while. Value driven, intellectually sharp, and often great writers.
- The Social Geek: Self-confident, self-motivated, and active. They are able to set clear plans and goals and meet them. The are value driven, successful, strong leaders, and expect the same from other people.
Concluding the list are some of the most important positive personality types: the social visionary, the social ranter, the social inspirer, the social lurker, and the social doer. Darin's note:
If you will click on the image, it will become legible, big. The other 5 are certainly worth reading about, and you may find yourself fitting into one of those categories.
This is not a scientific study
and does not pretend to be one. It is based on qualitative data collected by the Digital Jungle. While I don't tend to include studies without rigor, I felt that this topic could be handled by a novice, who is making acute observations about the way people behave, in some ways similar to personality tests. The categories and explanations are pointed and insightful. I hope you enjoy them.
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Before you leave, let us know what you think about these personality types. Do they seem accurate? Oversimplified? Inaccurate?
45 Questions To Ask To Get To Know Someone
We often meet new people at parties or through work situations. Do you have a good way to get to know someone new without just talking about your job and where you are from?
Getting to know new people. Cr. Easternblot
Mines the necessity of getting to know new people in business and life, and while we all know what topics to avoid, sometimes giving the conversation a jumpstart is tough. Notes that there are two areas of questions that center on the other person meaningfully, after you have made small talk: Ask questions that get at the other person's passions
and give them easy ways to respond:
- What kind of movie do you prefer, The Bourne Identity or Argo?
- Do you enjoy hiking or biking outdoors?
- Would you rather visit Europe, Mexico, or Hawaii and why?
- Have you considered rock climbing or bun jee jumping?
- Which social media do you use the most? Twitter? Facebook?
- Do you prefer reading a book or watching TV?
- Would you rather watch sports or play sports?
- What is your favorite season of the year?
These are some starter questions with the expectation of follow-up conversation
. Ask questions that help the other person express how they think:
- If there were no constraints at all, what would you most like to do right now?
- What is your vision of an ideal day?
- Where's a place that you have never visited that you would like to go to someday?
- What is the last book you have read?
- Do you have a favorite author that you read?
- Do you have a favorite memory from your past experiences?
- Do you go to the gym, and what do you like to do there?
- If you had to pinpoint your biggest success in your life, what would it be?
- If you do something creative, do you prefer to write, paint, sculpt, draw, etc.?
- If I were to ask your best friend about you, what would he or she say?
Again, these conversation openers provide opportunities to find out more than the superficial about the person, and they give you options to talk about.
Be sure not to race through the list
s, but allow for pleasant conversation about the topics. Also, know when it's time to move to something new and interesting.
Parties, business meetings, lunches, and dates are perfect opportunities to employ these. If you have a plan, you are less prone to sound like a bore
with a lagging conversation. Interested? Click the title or image to read on. Source is LifeHack.org You might also enjoy: Let us know what some other good conversational strategies are. If you enjoy the site, like us on Facebook and Google + in the upper right corner. Thank you for being here!
7 Tips to Beautiful Presentations
So you are thinking about the secret that makes some presentations more engaging and visually attractive than others. Well there is not a single answer to this but it all starts with practice. The more you practice presenting using different software the better your presenting skills become.
Mines some tips to practice in creating slide presentations in order to avoid the boring, traditional all text slides.Notes that the 7 tips are applicable to any tool, not just PowerPoint. Through attractive slides, the presentation illustrates the tips, providing a solid example for ideas generation.
The 7 tips include:
Interested? Click "Read More" if the slide show is not visible below.Source is EducatorsTechnology.comYou might also enjoy:
- Make your message large.
- Use imagery as the central point of interest.
- Make use of the aesthetics of the text and fonts.
- Use colors to your advantage and be bold.
- Present your essential information in an engaging way.
- Plan the layout of the presentation before jumping in.
- Be sure that the slides are extremely simple
Seven Ways Writers Can Build Online Authority with Google+
Google was founded on a simple principle — some web pages are more important than others. How is that importance quantified? Ideally, it’s based on the fact that people think that page satisfies their questions about the topic better than other pages.
Not using G +? Hookup before you miss out.
Mines the history of Google's Author Rank which stands to be the most dramatic change in their search algorithms since Penguin and Panda.Notes that Google believes users receive better search information with great content writers who produce fresh and entertaining material,
and in 2005 they sought a patent for "Agent Rank," the opening stage of Author Rank.
At that point, they lacked the mechanism to track and rank authors, but Google Plus gives them the platform they needed.
In establishing reputation, an author must be primarily concerned with this exciting service.
To get the most out of your reputation with the new Author Ranking, you should focus on Google + to:
- Build a solid audience: Make this your top social media priority, and start by creating a powerful bio and summary which includes the topic you will share, keywords, and long-tail keywords. Begin to interact with people and build relationships. Add people to your circles that you know already and then explore from there. Chat and interact as much as possible, and share a variety of content.
- Create circles that draw traffic to your site: One of the best qualities of G + is that you can customize and design your circles based and differences and similarities. You can share unique information with each group to draw different people in.
- Experiment with Hangouts: Use video chat to engage your audience, get to know them, and then post the chat on Youtube to draw in more people.
- Extend the pull of your content: Continue to write and share links that people will come back to as well as sharing links to past blog posts.
- Maintain a focused subject: Just as you do with your blog, keep your interactions and posts narrow so that you don't lose your audience with off-topic content.
- Create and join communities: They are a powerful means of getting your name out and meeting knew people, establishing new relationships. You also build your authority by moderating a community.
- Supplement and promote your blog: While some have tried getting rid of their blog, replacing it with G+, unless you have powerful authority this is not a good idea. Google does not intend either, as they would like you to maintain your main content on your site.
If you haven't already started to build your G+ site, start now
so that you do not get hit hard when Author Rank fully kicks in. Have fun with it, and make use of all the features including Pages.Interested? Click the title or image to read on.Source is Copyblogger.comYou might also enjoy:
4 Reasons Why Google+ is a Killer B2B Social Media Platform
Most of our B2B clients have staked a claim on Google+, but they don’t invest in it. Why? Because they consider it a ghost town. They say Google+ is irrelevant. They invest in Facebook and Twitter and (more and more) in LinkedIn.
4 Simple Reasons You Need Google Plus.
Mines the current trend that has brought Google Plus to second place behind Facebook in social media, and why you should be using Google in blogging and marketing.Notes that The Global Web Index places Google Plus at number two of the big 4 social media platforms, with 343 million users.The circles that organize who you follow allows you to group people and businesses according to kind or any criteria. This allows for more effective target marketing, as you can share different messages with different people.
It's no secret that Google Plus performs at the highest level in organic searches, providing higher ranking for your targeted messages and keywords. Google freely admits this, and Chairman Eric Schmidt says "The true cost of remaining anonymous, then, might be irrelevance."
Google has a clear vision for the long-term and plans to integrate all of its different apps and tools into interconnected, massive social networks. It will inevitably dominate social media in addition to search, in an integrated manner.Interested? Click the title or image to read on.Source is SocialMediaB2B.comYou might also enjoy:Let's see what you think: Do you use Google Plus, and if so how? Are you a Google hater?
Social Networking Site Users
Internet users under 50 are particularly likely to use a social networking site of any kind, and those 18-29 are the most likely of any demographic cohort to do so (83%). Women are more likely than men to be on these sites. Those living in urban settings are also significantly more likely than rural internet users to use social networking.
Pew Research Center
Pew Research Center's study on social media.
Mines the survey taken by people in the United States who used the internet in 2012, focusing on whether or not they used social media, creating a statistical report that covers demographics such as age, gender, ethnicity, etc. The table above is the only writing the Pew Research Center provides, so I am pulling the information below from the statistics above.Notes that the survey only measured people in the US who had access to the internet. Among this group, 69% spent time on social media sites, and women used social media 9% more than men.Differences in social media usage by different ethnicities is surprising with the Hispanic population using social media the most at 72%, which is 4% more than Black people, and 7% more than White people.The most active age group was 18-29 year olds at 83%, with 30-49 year olds following at 77%. People with some college experience but not a degree rated higher than high school graduates and college graduates.
The group with the lowest income, below 30,000 per year, used social media the most, with the highest income brackets a full 6% behind. The urban population came in the highest, followed by suburban and rural trailing last.Darin's note: The most surprising data for me is the differences among gender, ethnicity, and rural populations. For example, while I knew from other research that women dominated the social media, I had no idea that there was a 9% difference, and it's difficult to speculate about the reasons why without being prejudiced.In fact, it's hard to make any commentary on the data because one might come across as harboring biases, which is the reason why most media outlets haven't picked up the story and why Pew has so little to say.I find it pathetic that we are afraid to talk about the use of social media statistically because analysis of different demographics is dangerous.
So, what I mean is that the following questions are almost impossible to discuss:
These are important, relevant questions that are challenging to discuss in writing, but I suspect that given more time, writers will be more bold. Writing of this kind certainly requires caution, sensitivity, and respect. Maybe I'll write a feature article hear on some touchy subjects this data raise.
- Why do Hispanic and black people use social media more than the majority white population?
- What motivates the people in the lower income level to use the social media more?
- Do women have a more social nature than men?
Interested? Click the title or image to read on.Source is PewInternet.orgYou might also enjoy:
12 Innovative Ways to Use Video on a Website
Have you ever thought about using video on a website? Video is extremely powerful and, if used properly, your story will be remembered far greater than written or audio information would be.
Videos become increasingly important for websites.
Mines the data that reveals this year video traffic will probably account for 90% of consumer activity on the web. Studies reveal that over half of consumers feel more confident purchasing a product after they have seen a video on it.Notes that, in addition to these statistics, blogs can attract 3 times more backlinks using video. Looking to the future, the most successful sites will employ videos in creative ways, and here are some ideas on how you can easily do that:
Darin's note: I intend to use videos more because they are enjoyable to create and the statistics are persuasive. Some ideas are obviously more appealing than others, but find the ones you have fun doing and use them more. For example, I'm not up for a 24 hour webcam, but the others all seem enjoyable and effective. I have a channel that I use in my teaching mainly, I plan for expansion.Also, consider the ever-increasing use of video on social media. The big 4, Google Plus, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, all include simple tools to embed videos. Finally, video searches (YouTube specifically) are second in use only to Google.Interested? Click the title or image to read on.Source is SmallBizTrends.comI'll use this post to point you to some awesome TedTalks:
- Try using a video on the "about us" page of your site. Describing yourself through video personalizes you and your organization.
- Once you have the mechanics down, use videos to speed up and diversify blog posts. Do a vlog post instead, and you'll find that shaking things up will benefit your creativity as well as engaging the audience.
- Employ videos on your products and services pages, as the studies show an increased liklihood of conversion.
- Create how to videos within the realm of your topic area. People enjoy learning how to do something new or better.
- Respond to frequently asked questions through video in addition to writing them down. Psychologically, your audience will feel their questions are better answered when on video.
- Raise questions that should be but are not asked in your subject.
- Provide testimonials to reinforce your credibility.
- Interview a major influencer in your field. This establishes your credibility, provides powerful conent, and encourages valuable backlinks.
- Explore case studies and implications in a video.
- Encourage communication on your contact page by personalizing your desire for engagement, reducing barriers.
- Give your readers a glimpse into your professional like with a 24 hour webcam.
Online Visibility – Is There a Fast Path to Building Your Presence on the Web?
Not surprisingly, when clients sign on to mentor with me, they’re often looking for a fast path to building online visibility.
Is it possible to supercharge your site quickly?
Mines the impulse you feel to draw in tremendous traffic quickly, and suggests that this is achievable if you bear in mind that it requires extra effort to attain extraordinary results. Generally persistence over the long term brings success.Notes that going beyond the ordinary must include increasing your content output daily, but many different mediums make this task interesting. Content includes many activities other than writing blog posts, including: audio and video, creation of unique images including infographics, updates on social platforms, slide casts and presentations, chats, Google Plus hangouts, and webinars.To increase content output start with producing blog posts (in various media) more often. To establish authority and web presence focus on your website's keywords and locate and follow both your target audience and influencers.Influencers within your field, can be a huge asset even if they might be competitors because they tend to follow those who seek them out and can increase your visibility quickly.
For SEO and ranking, you must now be active with a Google Plus profile, and you can also get involved in communities there that focus on your key words.
You will find power in using videos and webinars or teleseminars
as they provide unique content that readers are generally interested in, oftentimes more so than traditional blog posts.
If you can work it into your budget, spend a little bit of money on Facebook to promote your page, website, and specific posts
. Focusing the ad on site promotions is an excellent idea to engage longterm followers and clients.
Choose among these ideas the ones that suit you the best and focus on them consistently
. This is the key to success, and you can achieve it quickly.Interested? Click the title or image to read on.Source is DeniseWakeman.comYou might also enjoy:
What strategies do you currently use to draw in traffic? What have I missed here?
Is Social Media Creating a Lonely Planet?
I’d actually like to take a moment to examine why people are congregating to great extent in these digital villages and whether or not doing so contributes to online isolation or solace.
Updating through social media helps the lonely.
WUT3KPW39P3GMines the recent psychology research that explores the impact of social media posting on intimacy and loneliness.Notes that when individuals enter social networks they enter an "egosystem," or an electronic community and world, largely of their own design.
Several peer reviewed studies verify that merely posting updates (Facebook the primary focus) immediately eased feelings of loneliness and isolation
, finding that whether others commented on the updates irrelevant. The social posting generated the psychological illusion of being physically connected, independent of feedback from the community.Whether the new social equals the effect of physical connectedness is unlikely
, but the studies focused only on the results of electronic sharing. Further extensive research will likely shed light on the differences between the two.Interested? Click the title or image to read on.Source is LinkedIn.com.You might also enjoy:Do you find that social media helps you to feel more connected to people? Do you have other motivations for using social media?
What We Lack in a Hyperconnected World
Is it strange that many of us these days feel hyperconnected and yet disconnected? This is what Mark Sisson of Mark’s Daily Apple explores in his new book, The Primal Connection: Follow Your Genetic Blueprint to Health and Happiness. It’s a fascinating look at what we need as humans, what we lack in this age of distractions and speed.
Disconnecting from the internet.
Mines the intimate social nature humans have acquired through eons of evolution, which instills needs difficult to fill in our hyper-social, but tech driven culture.
Electronic exchanges do not equal essential social contact, and if left unsatisfied the disconnected feeling leads to unhappiness.
Notes that our ancestors were highly social in intimate ways that do not translate to words or images on a screen. Humans were shaped by this need for social intimacy, similar to diet and exercise in our ancestral environment. Face to face engagement, play with friends, and physical touch are essential to our emotional health, but are often neglected.
Disconnecting from all technical/electronic devices at least two times a day
represents a solid goal to initiate change. Focusing that free time on real social interaction will make you happier and more stable. Increase touch, conversation, and play with friends and family to maintain emotional balance.
Interested? Click the title or image to read on.Source is ZenHabits.netYou might also enjoy: