10 Types of Person who Got Addicted to Social Media – Which One Are You?

So many people got addicted of social network website. If you read article in SOT about how Jakarta became the world-most-active-city in Twitter, then SOT sure you won’ debate this claim. Even you probably experienced yourself that your closest person got addicted by social network like Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and many more.

10 Types of Person who Got Addicted to Social Media – Which One Are You?

Viewing this phenomena, famous Blogger Sam Laird in smart but humorous way, grouped people who got addicted to social media into 10 types. Just for fun, let’s see do you include into those social media addicts criteria here?

 

Alert Lover

10 Types of Person who Got Addicted to Social Media – Which One Are You?

Habit: You always turn your alert on in cell-phone and other devices, whenever, wherever, and whatever happened.

Symptom: Each time your alert rings, whether for Retweet, share, or comment to your social network, then you’ll leave whatever you did at that time to focus on your social network.

 

Social Guru

10 Types of Person who Got Addicted to Social Media – Which One Are You?

Habit: Glad to give lecture and guidance to other people in social media. You seemed like proclaim yourself as social network teacher.

Symptom: When everyone feel like social network Guru, then you’ll call yourself as “common people”

 

Verb Creator

10 Types of Person who Got Addicted to Social Media – Which One Are You?

Habit: changing social network site into verb.

Symptom: often talking words like: “I will instagram this photo first,” “Ow, it needs to be tweeted”, etc.

 

Vowel Hater

10 Types of Person who Got Addicted to Social Media – Which One Are You?

Habit: eliminate almost all vocal alphabet which are possibly to remove just to fill 140 characters limitation (it used to happen to Twitter lover).

Symptom: Not just breaking the grammar, but it will damage your eyes! Imagine sentence like: “ROTFLOL, dat snds fnny!” Yes we can understand the meaning, but it’s not comfortable to be seen.

 

Blog Referencer

10 Types of Person who Got Addicted to Social Media – Which One Are You?

Habit: You answered most questions by sentence: “You have to read post in my blog about it”.

Symptom: Since you used to answer like that, people will get frustrated if having a conversation with you.

 

Self-Proclaimed Influencer

10 Types of Person who Got Addicted to Social Media – Which One Are You?

Habit: You often checked your ‘influence’ level in all social site provided such assessment.

Symptom: an influencer should think more about their contribution to other people. The more thinking of statistic to check your influence, smaller influence you gave to other people.

 

Multi-Mayor

10 Types of Person who Got Addicted to Social Media – Which One Are You?

Habit: You always spare your time to check location where you are whether in car or motor vehicle. Because of this, you seemed like a mayor, duke and king at least in 10 places.

Symptom: By such discipline and energy you spent to check on café, restaurant and pilates class location, you won’t have mental capacity to do things you needed to help your life.

 

The Liker

10 Types of Person who Got Addicted to Social Media – Which One Are You?

Habit: You prefer to put ‘like’ sign (in Facebook) than comment.

Symptom: Since you just ‘like’ the picture of your friend’s newborn, your friendship in the edge. Words “OMG! She’s so beautiful…” will take two seconds longer and you feel it’s too heavy for you.

 

Constant Checker

10 Types of Person who Got Addicted to Social Media – Which One Are You?

Habit: You couldn’t hold yourself not to stare at your cell phone every two minutes, no matter where you are, and whether there’s a friend or not – just to check on your instagram, update status, or incoming tweet.

Symptom: Your friend cannot hold to have dinner with you and you should pay a ticket since police caught you using cell phone while driving!

 

Freak Out-er

10 Types of Person who Got Addicted to Social Media – Which One Are You?

Habit: You’re freaking out when social network is down or troubled (remember BBM case several moments ago?)

Symptoms: This matter has no negative effect in your career. But, rage and anxiety probably will haunt your soul because of that incident!

 

Haha.. what type are you belong? Or probably you took some criterions of people who got addicted by social media above? Wow!

This article was written from Sam Laird’s The 10 Types of Social Media Addicts. SOT intention in publishing this article is as personal critic that social network shouldn’t change you into an anti-social person. Use the facility wisely. Don’t let yourself controlled by that facility.


Chris Febian is the founder of spyontech.com. He spent his time by testing new software and writing some reviews of them. This blog is one of his favorite place to publish his reviews.

  • Limitless

    What about the people who play games and invite you to play so they can earn points or credits in fantasy world.. If I was interested in the game I would have found it long before you.. All in all if I had to pick from this list above, I would be considered the Liker.. I mean what’s not to like?

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