The Social Media Personality Test [infographic]

Have you ever wondered what type of social media personality you are? Yes, there are different types of social media personalities, 12 of them to be exact.

Each social media personality describes a type of social media user that you’ve probably come across in your network.

12 Social Media personalities


Check feeds a dozen times a day.


Accesses their pages infrequently, often going days, weeks or months without checking.


Maintains that social media doesn’t control their lives, but gets anxious when a social network is down.


First-time social media user.


Hides in the shadows of social media. Watches what others do, but does not engage.


Has a high number of fans, followers, tweets and retweets.


Highly opinionated online.


Adopts a completely new personality online so no one knows who they are.


Creates anonymous profiles because they don’t like strangers finding out who they are.


Seeks kudos for being the first to share something online.


Asks questions to start conversations.

Approval Seekers

Constantly checks their feeds to see when someone responds.

To help you determine which social media personality you are, First Direct Bank created this infographic to illustrate the 12 different social media personalities.

One thing I found interesting about each social media personality was that when comparing each social network, my personality was different.

For instance, on Facebook and Twitter, I found my social media personality to be an Ultra. For Instagram, I was more of a dipper.

Which social media personality are you?

Check out a description of each social media personality. Did you have the same type of social media personality from one network to another?

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Make 2013 Your Best-Ever Year: A 12-Month Plan For Social Media Success [INFOGRAPHIC]

2012 was the year of social media.  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Pinterest all experienced tremendous growth in social media.

So how can you as a business, capitalize on the success of these growing social networks in 2013? First, you need a social media plan.

No, you don’t have to get your calendar out and start feverishly writing. Instead, there’s a handy infographic that can help you figure out what you need to be doing each month to reach social media success in 2013.

A few of the key steps include:

  1. Assessing your social fitness
  2. Revisiting your social goals
  3. Becoming a better listener
  4. Integrating all of your social platforms, and
  5. Planning for the future
  6. ….

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The History of Photography [Infographic]

A Brief History on Photography

It’s hard to believe that photography has been around since 1826.  Over the past 100+ years, we have seen a number of technological advancements in photography.

For example, in 1878, high speed photography made its first appearance.   In 1960, film gave way to digital photos taken from the moon.  Then in the 80s, Polaroid introduced the instant camera, where you could take a photo and have an instant print-out within seconds.  Fast-forward and photography has taken another GIANT leap.  This time, courtesy of social media and mobile phones.

Past vs Present

In the past, cameras used to be expensive and required film.  Because of this, only professionals tended to own one.  Today, nearly anyone with a smartphone has a solid, quality camera at their disposal because the advancements in photography have helped to shrink the size of the camera, reduce the price, and reduce the need for film, replacing it with a hard drive instead.

Additionally, the proliferation of social networks that have popped up in recent years have encouraged users to share more of their daily lives – and because of that, they’re taking more and more photos.

Because we’re taking and sharing more and more photos, social media has helped us to expand the size of our networks as well as turn us into budding photographers, allowing us the opportunity to pay homage to cameras from decades past with the help of photo filters.

Take a moment to check out an infographic on the history of photography – it’s pretty remarkable how far we’ve come.

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10 ways social media is good for the workplace [Infographic]

Over the years, many people have wondered if social media is a fad. Having been heavily involved in social for 6+ years, I would have to say no, social media is not a fad.  Sure, other networks will come along and replace what’s hot at the time – just look at how Facebook overtook MySpace.  While you cannot stop new networks from popping up, one thing that won’t be disappearing anytime soon is how businesses market and interact with customers and employees.

Judging from the numbers Compliance and Safety reported, some 75% of businesses said they were behind the curve with social media and technology. While consumers have been embracing social media for years, the workplace seems to be just getting around to it.  In fact, check out this infographic on 10 ways social media is good for the workplace

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8 types of social media zombies and how to avoid them [Infographic]

With Halloween upon us, it’s time for all of the ghouls, goblins and zombies to come out. Unfortunately, while social networks aim to help us grow our network of followers, some of those zombies stick around well past Halloween and can often be seen lurking on many popular social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

What is a social media zombie?

Social Media zombies can come in many different forms, but one thing is for certain, they constantly exhibit the same pattern behavior on many of today’s popular networks.

Take a look at these 8 types of social media zombies to see if you recognize any of these social media zombies and learn how you can avoid becoming a social media zombie too!

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Don’t know what to post to your social networks, go ask your mom [Infographic]

One of the questions I often get asked about on building a successful Facebook Page or any social media account is what should I post?

Not knowing your business, what you do, what you offer and which channels you’re currently using to engage with customers, I can offer one piece of advice.

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Social Media crime solvers [Infographic]

Social Media isn’t just a place to network or to connect with friends or family.  In fact, law enforcement officials have been using social media as well – to help solve crimes because of the valuable amount of data that it provides them. For example, while the photos and status updates you uploaded were meant for friends, law enforcement often uses this information as a way to provide valuable clues towards solving crimes such as identifying someone or the location where a photo (and subsequent crime) was taken.

In addition to convicting criminals, social media has been used by 80% of law enforcement to solve crimes.

Below are some of the important facets on how social media has been used to help solve crime – along with the major networks law enforcement officials use most often.

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The 10 Types of Social Media Addicts [Infographic]

Social Media Addiction is a disease, just like drug addiction and alcoholism.  In fact, social media addiction affects millions of people and can show up in many different forms.  For example, are you a “serial liker” – someone who likes every page you possibly can? How about the “constant checker” who cannot go five minutes without refreshing their Twitter or Instagram accounts checking for updates?

And one of my favorites? The “Self-Proclaimed Influencer” who’s obsessed with getting their Klout score to the top (it’s not all that important).

So do you suffer from social media addiction?

Check out the following infographic below for more types of social media addicts – and don’t be ashamed to admit it, we’re all addicts of something. Admitting there’s a problem is the first step to recovery!

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