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The 7 superstars of Facebook (are you one of them?)

brunch Updated: Oct 12, 2013 17:00 IST
Shantanu Argal
Shantanu Argal
Hindustan Times
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Facebook is the new playground. It documents our lives, loves, career changes, existential crises and much, much more. This has led to a constant state of broadcasting. Does everyone really NEED to know that we NEED to take a dump? We went through our friends lists and interesting patterns emerged. Everybody who wants attention can be broadly classified under these heads. You know which shoe fits you:

The Social Slut
The ‘See Friendship’ details for all friends of this person is filled up.

Serial liker and commenter

The Trollbait to enter any conversation thread with a controversial statement. Generally has an image or a link to back up an absurd statement

The Pro
Works in Social Media and floods your inbox with suggestions for pages/events

The Instagrammer
More than anything else, his /her wall is filled with pseudo-polaroid pics of food, flights and friends

The Minor Celebrity
Musicians, artists, writers, photogs. The individual has enough traction to have reached 5,000 friends (the limit) but not enough to warrant opening a dedicated page

The Cultured Vulture
Periodically surfaces to put up links about literature, poetry, art, music and the finer things in life. Has many minor celebrities as friends

The Activist
The saffron brigade supporting NaMo; Eco-freaks looking out for Nyamgiri tribals; LGBTQ groups clamouring for equality

From HT Brunch, October 13

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