High School and Social Media

09 Feb

@halalalalala posted a link to a really cool infographic today.  But before you can see it, I want you to try something.

First, think back to your high school days (I really miss my ASD days!) and pick the top 3 traits that best characterize you from the list below:

  • A/V Nerd
  • Anarchist
  • Art Kid
  • Band Geek
  • Busybody
  • Class President
  • Compulsive Documenter
  • Debater
  • English Geek
  • Ex-Best Friend
  • Exchange Student
  • Exhibitionist
  • Gossip Girl
  • Goth
  • Jock
  • Nerd
  • Paper Bag Lunch Kid
  • Prep
  • Procrastinator
  • Reporter
  • Teacher’s Pet
  • Wannabe

For example, I was (and some of you might disagree with me): 1. Nerd, 2. Debater, 3. Gossip Girl/Teacher’s Pet

Second, out of the following list of Social Media websites, pick the 3 you use the most:

  • Digg
  • Facebook
  • Flickr
  • Foursquare
  • Google
  • Last.FM
  • LinkedIn
  • Live Journal
  • MySpace
  • LinkedIn
  • Live Journal
  • MySpace
  • Orkut
  • Quora
  • Reddit
  • StumbleUpon
  • Tumblr
  • Twitter
  • Wikileaks
  • Wikipedia
  • WordPress
  • YouTube
  • Yelp

For me that would be: 1. Twitter, 2. Wikipedia, 3. Google

Now take a look at this infographic from Flowtown:

Isn’t this cool? I love this infographic and I think it’s going to make a perfect birthday present for some of the Social Media geeks I know.

According to my high school traits, this tells me that I must be spending most of my time on Wikipedia (check), Twitter (check), Yelp (unfortunately not available in the UAE), and Quora (on the to-do list).  I’m not quite sure I agree with the characterisation of “Prep” for Google but that might be because Google has evolved beyond being just a Social Media service.  I have decided to make more of an effort to use Quora actively and this is what I asked about Yelp a few months back (are you guys listening?):

I’m also slightly worried that WordPress is equivalent to an English Geek.  I enjoyed English in high school but I really wouldn’t classify myself as an English Geek. So I really hope my blogging career isn’t going to be short-lived as a result.

I must admit that I haven’t tried all these types of Social Media and as a result, I have increased respect for the Social Media geeks.

Have you tried all these forms of Social Media?  How did you match up?  Share you results!


Posted by on February 9, 2011 in Commentary, Geekiness


3 responses to “High School and Social Media

  1. hala anwar

    February 9, 2011 at 22:04

    thats me! 😀

    • dollz87

      February 9, 2011 at 22:06

      Yes! Thanks for the link 🙂

  2. caly

    February 10, 2011 at 07:43

    1. procrastinator 2. nerd 3. class president
    1. google 2. facebook 3. youtube (wikipedia and yelp) couldn’t choose just 3..


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