If you've ventured onto the world wide web in the past decade or so, you may have begun to notice the formation of a social ecosystem. Friends are sharing. Businesses are growing. Communities are forming. It's a post-like-tweet world out there, and everybody's playing a part. If we likened this virtual world to the physical one we inhabit, where would you fit in?
If you've ventured onto the world wide web in the past decade or so, you may have begun to notice the formation of a social ecosystem. Friends are sharing. Businesses are growing. Communities are forming. It's a post-like-tweet world out there, and everybody's playing a part. If we likened this virtual world to the physical one we inhabit, where would you fit in? Take the quiz below to find out.
1. Your friend Bernice posts this status on Facebook: "Such gr8 deals 2day at Borris's Bacon Boutique!" You:
a. Head on over to Borris's to get yourself some great deals!
b. Like Bernice's status, find Borris's Bacon Boutique on Facebook, and like that page as well. You've never been there. Does that matter? You notice that Bernice put up 289 new photos of her poodle. You like all of them leave comments about how cute Fluffster is.
c. Can hardly believe your good fortune. You buy a Groupon for Borris's, buy a Beautiful Bacon Bundle on Borris's website, share a photo of your purchase, and invite your friends to also like Borris's Bacon Boutique. You return to Farmville to harvest your corn.
d. What the? How am I supposed to answer this question if I can't even read it?
2. You check weather.com and see that a storm is a-brewin'! You:
a. Go immediately to your basement and lock the door.
b. Tweet the news to make sure everybody knows about this imminent danger.
c. Share this information on Twitter, Facebook, your weather blog, and Google+ (just in case). You're already in your basement. You hope and pray that this inclement weather doesn't affect your download speed. Netflix depends on it.
d. Run outside and hide in the storm cellar. Yes! Granny's peach preserves are still there!
3. On your birthday, your mom posts a naked baby picture of you on your Facebook wall. You:
a. Sign into your mom's account and delete the photo. Seriously, Mom, is FurryPanda123 ever not your password?
b. Roll your eyes and hope enough of your friends wish you a happy birthday to hide the picture in Scrollville.
c. Add the photo to your album, "Baby Me, Volume 6: June 1987 - August 1987." How stinking cute were you?
d. Probably wouldn't know. If somebody cares enough about you, they'll call on your big day.
4. Your cousin Mindie debuts her cover of "I Will Always Love You" on YouTube. You:
a. Watch all 5 minutes and 22 second of it. Get a little jealous. Why does your talent have to be weaving?
b. Give it a thumbs-up. Share it with your friends. Give her an encouraging little comment.
c. Believe in her future. Post the link on all of your social networks. Sign in to alternate YouTube accounts to give the video numerous thumbs-up. Enter the video in online talent contests.
d. Hope she performs at family Thanksgiving so you can see what everyone's been talking about!
5. You decide to start a tumblr blog. It features:
a. Your personal poetry. It's set to private.
b. Animated gifs of cats doing acrobatics.
c. What doesn't it include? Your take on the news, information about your house plants, your iPhone snapshots of sunsets… Let's get started!
d. Tumblr? Is that like a gymnast?
Mostly A's? You're a squirrel!
You're gathering lots of nuts for the winter, but you're sure not giving any to your next-tree neighbor.
Mostly B's? You're a kitty cat!
You're the internet's favorite creature. Everybody just wants to cuddle and love you, but they also have no problem posting that embarrassing photo of you dressed up as a hotdog last Halloween. You don't mind. You'll get your revenge.
Mostly C's? You're a narwhal!
You don't even live in this world. We can't compare you to something that actually exists. You've settled in the sea of social symbiosis, and you won't be emerging any time soon. Be kind to small fishies who know so much less than you.
Mostly D's? You're a bat!
You've been living in a cave. You should try getting out of your Paleolithic dwelling every once in a while. Or at least check in on Foursquare.