Monday, 4 March 2013

Show me your friend . . . err . . . Facebook wall and I will tell you who you are!

The generation of my parents always insisted on bringing our friends home for they thought that by seeing our friends, they can gauge their son's or daughter's character/personality traits. Well, the old adage still holds good for by seeing the friends, one can definitely try to assess an individual but going a step ahead, it would be relevant if the adage would slightly be rephrased as, 'Show me your Facebook wall and I will tell you who you are!"

Now, for the personality traits going by the Facebook page:

1. The social activist: This person posts any message that talks about the society, government, rallies, protests and policies. The wall is covered with placards that cry for justice and harmony among the various citizens.

2. The humourist: The individual who collects humourous messages and posters from the internet and posts them in his/her Facebook page. People like this diffuse humour into our daily routine making us smile.

3. The sucker for quotes: (Me included). The sucker for quotes thinks that it's her/his responsibility to make people think and hence posts quotes from various sources. I don't know whether it actually makes people think but it definitely gathers many 'likes.'

4. The bland walled person: The Facebook wall of this person has nothing much to offer except for various assorted messages where the person was tagged by someone else. There is nothing much to take back home from this wall.

5. Aesthetics and the Artie: The wall of this individual is filled with pictures of flowers and cute babies' posters. The wall is so sickeningly cute that one doesn't feel like visiting that page after some time.

6. Positivity oozing page: This sort of a page is increasing by the day and many people have become the modern day Facebook positive-energy distributors. The page will have many positive messages that can be applicable for any situation like broken heart, unfulfilled dreams, death of a loved one, betrayal and so on.

7. The current affairs wall: This wall has messages of the latest budget and how it is helpful for x sector, etc. If one has a friend whose wall is filled with current affairs then one can bid adieu to the news channels and newspapers!

8. The INDIA wall: Now this is a bit tricky as this wall is a mixture of many of the above mentioned things albeit with the tag India. For example, there might be a baby's pictures with quotes of Lokmanya Tilak or a statistics that shows India is the second best . . . . or that our Prime-minister has the most number of pages in his CV.

9. The astrology wall: Need I explain?

10. The religious fanatic wall: Ditto to India wall but here the India is replaced with specific religion.

I have a fair estimation of almost most of my connections on Facebook through this wall strategy but some cannot be slotted into any compartments for they are the right mixture of everything. No overdose there.

So, do you find this slotting interesting?

 Show me your wall . . .

47 comments:

  1. ha ha ha! Fun post! So ture.. I might be slotted into the Dog lover category at this point of time as per my FB wall.

    Have a lovely week ahead. :D

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    1. Again I forget this one as well - I missed some important ones like Food, travel and Pets.

      Good to see you here Sam. Hope all is well at your end.

      Love :)

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  2. Hahaha
    I loved this slotting
    Very apt . I once drew a cartoon Facebook veggies which describes behavioral traits of all users
    Anyway am wondering which category will I fit in to. May b am a mix of all with Lil over dosage of this and that depending on mood swings
    Mostly mine will b the flaunt wall of what I write ! May be :-o

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  3. Hmm .. I don't fit in any of these slots .. I think I am more of a sarcastic/funny comments + blog updates wall :P

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    1. Ah, even I like sarky stuff and never miss a chance to post them. I forgot about blog updates and similar stuff. Uff, overlooked.

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  4. Or may b a random message Or a song or anything which I feel like displaying ;)
    Prev comment got posted before I finished :)
    Anyway well written . Liked it

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    1. Thanks Afshan for the kind words. You brought a smile to my face. Yes, sometimes one's wall is a "healthy mix" of everything as Akanksha mentioned.

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  5. Interesting read Susan,but you left out the food lovers wall like moi :-) but the rest nicely categorised..

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    1. Hey Tasneem, thanks for stopping by and welcome to the Meanderings. Happy to see your comment.

      I was just telling Sanjeeta that how on earth did I forget fooood!! My mistake. Forgive me.

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  6. Nice on Susan.. wondering which category my kinda updates will fit into :D

    must be "random ramblings"

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  7. Loved the post! I guess my wall is a mix of many of the above point. I hope it is a healthy mix and not overpowered by one single thing :)

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    1. Right. I hope that my wall also is a healthy mix of "this and that" and not "only that!"

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  8. I guess i fall in the category of quotes. I don't know what others think of those quotes, but they have been recorded in my quotes-notebook (yes I have one) because I value them a lot. Posting them in FB is an opportunity for me to re-visit the gems of lines, again. Interesting categorization, a different idea for a post! :)

    Destination Infinity

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    1. I used to collect quotes in a journal too. I wonder where it is now!

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  9. haha..i know which i would fall into...but i got rid of my FB page over 2 years ago, so what does that say? smiles.

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  10. Where is the category of friends who have nothing to offer than 'Food..food and more food' :) I may partially fall into the sucker for quotes...

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  11. I hear you! :) I post a lot but I know I don't fall in any of these. :D More of a little bit of this and a little bit of that and a lot more of Luci describes me :D :D

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    1. A little bit of this
      and a
      little bit of that
      We have a unique wall
      that is neither this nor that.

      True that some walls are exceptions :)

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  12. Gulp. I am slotted. But, wonderful observation mi lard.

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  13. This is a nice post. I can pretty much slot most of my friends into one or more of these categories.. I don't know about myself... I used to only put up pics I have taken on fb wall... These days I have stopped it...

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    1. Welcome Deepti to the Meanderings. Happy to see you here.

      I guess pretty much all walls can be slotted but some are exceptions. Now you will look at your FB wall in a different light altogether.

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  14. Oh yes, There ARE certainly slots and I can identify with all of them on my friends' walls. Yikes. I should go to mine and look at it with new eyes.

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    1. Betty, you crack me up. Tell me where does your wall fit.

      Glad to see you here after a brief hiatus. Hope all is well with you and yours.

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  15. Hahaha very entertaining post, Susan! I'd say that my wall has ALL those classifications. Yep, including the India wall, which makes my wall quite interesting! hehe :-D

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    1. Then I should start frequenting your wall to pick up some interesting stuff.

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  16. Nice observations Susan and agree with you:)

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    1. Thanks Rahul for the affirmation. Glad to see you here today.

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  17. How about the traveler's wall? He shows off all the places he's visited with photos and teardrops in his geofinder. I hope that's not me. :)

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    1. How did I miss out on that! But AJ, your FB page on your blog is full of travel stories not your personal wall ;)

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  18. Lovely :D I was planning to write a post similar to this one too!!!! :D coming up soon :P will link you!!

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    1. Can't wait for your post. I've missed out on many types like Foodie wall, Travellers' wall and so on. Be sure you cover all of them.

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  19. I have the blandest FB wall. Maybe it reflects my personality, but I hope it's just a consequence of the fact that I rarely go on there. I've been on your page. It's lovely. And you are too.

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    1. But you're hardly on Facebook, dear Myrna. Thanks for the lovely words that you always leave on my blog. You are a gem, dear one and I always value your comments here.

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  20. Oh my gaad!! I land here for the first time only to realize that I have an FB wall stinking with babies poop and err Johnny Depp's butt??? forgive me Susan for I have sinned...sniff!

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    1. Hey Saks, Welcome here. How happy I am to see you here.
      Awww, butts and poop are always connected, right?

      Love.

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  21. Great research on FB walls..Never had thought it of before..now its time for me to categorize my friends' walls based on these observations ;)

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    1. Friends?!? How about yours?

      Welcome to the Meanderings, Kaushik. Glad to see you here.

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  22. True that. It is easy to judge a person by looking at his FB wall, you get to know with whom and how the person interacts, and you get a pretty good picture of what the person is up to :-)

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    1. True that, Ashwini. This could be a great experiment in Sociology.

      So, what does your wall say about you? ;)

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