Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Facebook Archetypes

You know a website hit critical mass when articles starting analyzing the audience that visits it. I just found this article about the 9 Facebook archetypes. It profiles that types of folks that we tend to encounter on social networking sites.

It includes archetypes like the Ghost - that guy or gal that signs up for an account, spends all but 2 minutes setting up an account with no picture - never to return again. All that remains are the sillouette of his/her missing picture and a few hundred unanswered friend requests. Or the showoff - the ladies that show too much decolletage or the guys who climbed K2 on their last vacation.

Sociologists and Anthropologists have their hands full with this one....