Take Our Quiz: What Type of Facebook User are You?

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Quiz by Wendy McCance

Have you ever thought about what your Facebook style is?  Take our quiz and find out now.

1.  An important relationship has come to an end.  Do you:

A.  Keep the information private from Facebook?

B.  Post an inspirational picture that expresses how I feel?

C.  Write a status update about your situation?

2.  If someone reads your “About” page, what will they see?

A.  A general summary of what my school and career background is.

B.  Nothing except what high school I went to and a Facebook email address.

C.  What schools I went to, what city I live in and a phone number so my friends can contact me.

3.  How many Facebook friends do you have?

A.  1-85

B.  86-150

C.  151- The sky’s the limit

4.  How do you set your privacy settings?

A.  I’m open to anyone being able to see my profile.

B.  I like my privacy and only close friends can see my profile.

C.  I have close friends and acquaintances that see different levels of personal information.

5.  Who do you accept as a Facebook friend?

A.  Only my closest friends.

B.  Anyone and everyone.  It’s fun to meet new people on Facebook.

C.  Close friends, relatives and some acquaintances.

6.  You applied for a job and the interviewer tried friending you on Facebook.  What do you do?

A.  Accept the invitation.  The more the merrier on your Facebook page.

B.  The request feels like an invasion of privacy to you and so you ignore the request.

C.  You aren’t thrilled, but accept the request because you really want the job.

7.  What type of content covers most of your Facebook page?

A.  Inspirational quotes and quick updates about what’s on my mind.

B.  My page is filled with photos and updates of where I’m at and what I’m doing.

C.  A little bit of everything.  Some interactions, photos and the occasional shout out about who I’m hanging out with.

8.  How do you feel about your Facebook account?

A.  Personally, I’m bored with it.

B.  It’s nice to check in on friends and family.

C.  I love having another way to connect with everyone.  I love social media.

 

Scoring:  1.  A=1, B=2, C=3  2.  A=2, B=1, C=3  3.  A=1, B=2, C=3  4.  A=3, B=1, C=2  5.  A=1, B=3, C=2  6.  A=3, B=1, C=2  7.  A=1, B=2, C=3  8.  A=1, B=2, C=3

What your score means:

8-13=   You like your privacy.  The only reason you signed up for Facebook was to keep in touch with long distance relationships or because you kept getting hassled about not having an account.

14-19= You enjoy staying up to date with friends.  You don’t feel the need to check in constantly to get the latest updates.  You will post on occasion, but enjoy reading and liking others statuses more than putting up your own.

20-24=Facebook is an addiction for you.  You can’t believe life used to go on without Facebook.  You like to check in often with status updates and to make plans with friends to get together.

 

Wendy McCance

Wendy McCance is a Michigan based freelance writer and social media consultant. Wendy has gained attention as the founder of the popular blog Searching for the Happiness which can be viewed in 9 local papers online, including the Oakland Press. The combination of writing skills and social media knowledge is what makes Wendy such a powerhouse to work with. Stay tuned for opportunities to advertise, guest post and as always, have your questions answered.

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13 thoughts on “Take Our Quiz: What Type of Facebook User are You?

  1. Enjoyed the quiz, thanks. With regard to question 6, I would probably choose option B but go one step further and message them explaining that I am not accepting their friend request as I don’t know them and that them asking is an invasion of my privacy, anything they do need to know about me for the purposes of employment they can find out through interview or my referees.

    I don’t believe potential employers have the right to search for private information about you, The anti-discrimination laws are there to protect people who for one reason or another might be deemed as unsuitable due to their beliefs, colour etc. It should be an equal playing field and using the internet to search potential employees could in my view be seen as discrimination as some people will be easily found and others will have nothing at all on the web. An employer seeing something about you he or she does not like could decide on that basis not to interview or employ you while someone else who has done far worse things but just had the good sense not to boast about them on FB or Twitter appears to have a clean slate and gets the job.

    • Not to long ago I received an email about a writing assignment. That evening I had a friend request on Facebook from the person who contacted me. I ignored the request. Needless to say, a meeting was cancelled because the employer was bogged down with a project and had to reschedule. Long and short of it was, they never rescheduled and the whole experience seemed rather creepy.

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