Everything’s gone viral now. From scrub to love, everything is available online. Tired to go out for shopping, just install an app in your smartest phone (yes it is not just ‘smart’ now), and you will get it all at your doorstep. Feeling heartbroken and lonely, no need to worry. Hundreds of people are just waiting for you (as may be believed by the plethora of dating & matrimonial websites available now). Want to stalk someone without revealing your identity, it’s the easiest now. And even if you are not an online maniac, you can just not resist the temptation of opening an account in the popular social sites available; because that’s the way you keep yourself updated about the social happenings around, after all you need some gossip to talk about. So here’s a funny list of 5 different types of users of social networking sites available, that will instantly cheer up your senses and God knows, you may also identify yourself with anyone of the below given types:
1) The Lunatic:
are the most prevailing creatures online.
them their online status reflects their true attitude. Examples:
“Excited”, “Not Feeling Well”, “The Best day of my life”, “Moody” etc etc etc …
the list can go on & on.
profile picture changes more often than the position of the needles of a clock.
can track their daily schedule just by reading their frequent posts.
can find them always travelling, partying or shopping. In short enjoying the
most out of life and you may be surprised (read jealous), of how the hell, such
a thing is possible?
God can only save your news feed page, in the event of a special occasion being
celebrated by your lunatic friend. They would post a whole speech declaring
their love for so & so.
- Take an example
that your lunatic friend is celebrating his or her anniversary so the speech
goes like this -“Celebrating one year of
togetherness with the love of my life. You are the most special person in my
life. I love you my darling Hubby”. I know there is an
abundance of such examples that must be hitting your thought process right now.
- But you love or hate them; the lunatics
make your online experience entertaining and even profitable for the online
2) The Savior:
are a sophisticated lot.
of the times, their online statuses are elite quotes and sayings about love
& life often unfathomable by the normal humans.
at other times, they are busy saving the normal lot from online hackers and
frauds. They literally treat a social site as a social responsibility. Example: their
post goes like this: “Beware online
users. These days’ people are hacking profiles and posting stuff in other
people’s name, so if you find something weird posted from my profile, kindly
ignore. And also please share this message to more online users”
is also a sub group in this: “The Spiritual
Savior”. They are like good Samaritans. They are so concerned to make other
people wishes a reality that most of the things they post online are like this:
“Whoever sees the below picture clearly,
kindly share to 20 more people and your wish will surely come true”.
or acknowledge them. They by large act
as initiators in spreading the positive thought processes, innovations, social
causes & many informative and interesting things to us all.
3) The Like Kings:
group acts as a catalyst for the other two groups mentioned above.
they genuinely like a particular post or picture is a matter of least concern for
them (and a matter of ambiguity for others), their main aim is just to
hit “like” irrespective of caste, creed or religion.
are mostly online but you will seldom find them posting something.
- They are busy spreading smiles among the majority of online users. (Who don’t like to get a new “Like” in their
posts & pics)
- So, they are the kings who can anytime
bestow you with a blessing (read “Like”) and make you the new
4) The Hibernators:
are the inactive members of your friend list, showing less or no activity at
be confused here, their less activity does not mean that they have deactivated
are just dormant online users or you can say that their account is mostly
invisible to others.
in reality they like to keep a trace on all online activities of others.
enjoy their own personal space and seldom comment on certain posts yet you
cannot ignore their presence in your friend circle.
will be surprised to know that the major contributor
to the big number of friends you have online is due to the presence of these ‘hibernators’.
5) The Baffler:
So, this was my list of “5 funny users of social networking sites”, hope you enjoyed reading it. You might have found certain characteristics resembling certain people you might know or even resembling your own online habits. In case you wish to add up to this list, you’re
most welcome to write about it through your comments below.
are a confused lot of online users as they are always in dilemma of using
social sites or not.
you can always find them struggling in activating and deactivating their online
profiles or installing and uninstalling their social apps.
online activity is also prone to their confusion. So you can find them
straddling between the extremes of using social media too much or completely
mood-swings also contribute to their confusion and they end up deactivating
their account, in case they feel sad or angry, and reactivating it the moment
they are happy and excited.
- They are the most sensitive online users. Like a child who enjoy showing tantrums to his or her parents, the same way these bafflers develop a connection with their virtual world i.e their online profile and hence show their emotions online.
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