There are of course as many different ways to use social media (or not) as there are people. But I was thinking the other day that probably most of us who use social media tools such as Twitter and Facebook probably fall into one of three camps:
- Promiscuous — These are the people who share just about everything. You know how many pets they have and of which kind, you know if they have kids, you know how many, how old, and also that you will see every cute or horrible thing that they do as it will be posted by their adoring parent.
- Particular — These people don’t post everything, they post very selectively.
- Private — These are the lurkers. They like to see what is going on with their friends but they only rarely, if ever, share themselves. I know a young person like this. She is a very private person and she has never shared anything on Facebook despite having an account.
Having created these categories, I would guess that many of us go in and out of these categories at different times and for different purposes. But do you consider yourself to be promiscuous, particular, or private when it comes to social media?
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