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Twelve More Facebook User Types

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The Partier. You like to party, and would like others to contemplate the substances with which you have recently partied or with which you are presently partying or with which you shall party forthwith.

The Cross-Pollinator. You have a good or funny idea, and you feel so strongly about this good or funny idea that you post it on one or more message boards and on Facebook to increase the likelihood that someone—or several someones—will happen upon this good or funny idea of yours before someone else inadvertently comes up with the same idea to massive accolades.

The Caption Captain. Because nothing says, “This is my desperate cry for attention, interaction, and stimulation” like posting a confounding photograph and a request innocently asking other people to caption it.

The Adonis. You change your profile photo. Then you change it again. Then you change it again. This may not be the only thing you do on Facebook, but you do this with a dismaying frequency.

The Sleazy Photoshopper. You delight in minting memes by taking unknown or popular photographs and adding white block text to the tops and bottoms of these photographs, like that one where the 10-year-old is cradling a Super Soaker and the legend is something like “I GET BITCHES WET.”

The Share Bear. You waste a lot of time and bandwidth sharing other people’s stuff—stuff that, invariably, they shared from someone else. (i.e., you’re a taker, not a maker.)

The Poet. You post original poetry on Facebook, which always seems ridiculous and contextually incongruent and for all intents and purposes means you’re giving away your poetry to Facebook. So don’t do this.

The Corporatocracy Suckler. You accepted an offer from some company, and the world needs to know.

The Corporatocracy Crusader. You “like” mundane companies, products, and entities—Apple, Target, Bank of America, et al—for no apparent reason beyond the fact that you’re able to do so. What if somebody created pages for “Milk” and “Cheese”? Would you like those? What would be the point?

The Passive Aggressor. You’re pissed about something, but you don’t want to fly off the handle. Your accumulated postings—shared images, videos, and other ephemera—are indirectly orchestrated to communicate your pique to someone who may not notice or may, in fact, be wholly indifferent to your ire.

The Editorial Bard. Here’s a good rule of thumb: if 40 percent or more of your Facebook posts demand that someone perusing your Wall via iPhone exercise the “Continue Reading” option, it’s high time that you started a blog.

The Instagramer. Because you’re too cool to just take an iPhone picture and upload it like everybody else: you’re at the cutting edge, player, you’re so next-level.

DISCUSSION
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    Dec 03, 2012, 05:56AM
    lol, "the instagrammer"...i love when instagram photos show up on my feed and snarkers simply identify the filter that was used, i.e. "toaster.........." "valencia........" I started manicuring my friends list quite a while ago and now my feed is pretty enjoyable and free of stupidity. and it helps to just fire someone when they post something head-slappingly silly or stupid.
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