Facebook , Whatsapp has become an
important part of our life along twitter , other social networking sites and
messengers . With close to a billion users, one can easily throw a stone and
hit a social networking user. The amount of time users engage in these
activities, like updating statuses, updating profile pictures, posting photos,
commenting and ‘liking’ posts has also been increasing with smartphones and
The status updater:
These are the people who update
status once in an hour. So you get to know if they have brushed their teeth,
stuck in a traffic jam, taken a lift, had lunch with friends, home alone,
feeling sleepy or simply starring at the walls. They make sure to update
everything and clearly. Sometimes if they have nothing to post then they copy
paste the whole lyrics of some song as their status. I don’t understand what
that means. Sometimes they update which no one understands. This is done
intentionally so that comments increase. To increase the number of likes they
get a gang of friends ready. Once the status is updated, the gang starts
liking, the reader unaware of this also likes seeing the number of likes.
This person has only one aim in
life and that is to like as many posts as possible. They will comment on every
post possible just to make their presence felt. Just to increase the number of
comments, they post smiley in one and the comment in another.
The news reporter: They declare news like “XYZ is dead” even before
he/she is dead.
The photo Uploader:
These people are addicted to
uploading pictures of all possible events taking place in their life, the new
haircut, their new dress, pictures in trial room, visit to grocery shop, lunch,
dinner, pictures at workplace, fun with friends, pictures with pets at home,
the friendly neighbor and the not so friendly one. You will not only get to see
their holiday pictures but also what they ate.
The mafia wars, the Farmville,
the poker mania, the fish aquariums, and the scrabble word games. These are few
games that are played on facebook and the whole friend’s list is notified.
Adding to these is the game requests sent by the users. Then there is a status
update saying “One more game request I get fromyou and you are dead”.
The Report Generator:
This girl or guy has the best
report generated for him/her through the websites. The quizzes show that he/she
is 99% friendly, 90% adorable, 85% intelligent etc.
The shy guy:
This person never appears in your
newsfeed, nor comes online. He silently reads all your status updates, but does
not let anyone know about things happening in his personal life. But when you
meet him face to face, he will point out and say “ aap toh hamesha online rehte
ho, mujhe toh time hi nahi milta online aane ka, I am too busy with my work” .
I would just like to ask such people one question, “if you are not online , how
did you get to know that I am online”.
The poker: This person keeps poking you everytime.
The social cause’s sender:He truly believes that
he can change the world by assembling enough support to his causes.
The link sender: This person keeps sending you links.
The group joiner: This person is fan of everything and joins every
The mad rush to add more friends: The contention on who has more
friends may just be your personal quest to be seen as more ‘popular’. So this
person is very keen on sending and accepting friend requests.
Social networking poses a special
danger of sorts to those of us with "addictive" personalities.