Social media has taken over the web. Everything has a social element to it, from videos to share buttons on articles. Whole websites can be subscribed to, and blogs are even used by major news sources where once they were scorned as a place for amateurs.
There is no doubt about it: since the introduction of social media, the Internet has changed. Just in case your Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, YouTube and Tumblr accounts weren’t enough to fulfill your addiction, here is something else. These twelve flowcharts are all related to different social media sites, and you are sure to be entertained by their content.
Being from College Humor, this isn’t going to be a serious flowchart but rather a joke. However, it is depressingly accurate. Starting from someone announcing that they were pregnant, there are a selection of options to see how you should respond. They have choices for the Troll, the Friend, the Stalker, the Acquaintance and the Elder.
Think of your Facebook profile picture right now. Is it a self-shot? Maybe something with you and your friends in a bar? Or of a car, whether your own or belonging to someone else? Whatever it is, you can probably track it â€“ and the meaning behind it â€“ on this amusing but accurate flowchart.
Facebook is reaching an insane IPO this year, though really they aren’t are at the crazy level. Because of this, there are a fair number of employees (or former ones) who are about to come into a while lot of cash thanks to their service and the terms of their contracts. A former employee spoke to this website and made a cool little flowchart to explain who is about to flood the bank.
This is somewhat outdated thanks to the handy little feature on Facebook that allows you to sort friends into groups and only include certain groups in on content. But it is still an interesting rule of thumb.
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This is probably one you can relate to pretty well. I know I can. It charts the “progress” of your procrastination, and helps you decide how you should spend it. For example, you might blog, Facebook surf or fiddle around on Twitter. Or it might tell you to get to work when there is less leeway for getting away with your messing about.
Part of the problem with having so many choices for social networking (and so many profiles) is being unable to figure out where to put your status. This flowchart helps you navigate that dilemma. Don’t want anyone to see it? Google+. Is it boring? LinkedIn. Need attention? Facebook. You can see where this is going.
Still need some help figuring out where content should go and how it should be presented? Here is your help. This flowchart tells you whether a blog post should be made, a lengthy Facebook status or just a little tweet.
Since Twitter is becoming such a well known business tool, you might be wondering if it is time that you and your company started taking the same steps. This flowchart lays it all out for you.
When you use a professional Twitter account, one of the most difficult things to ascertain is whether or not to follow someone. This chart is one of the most informative on this list, letting you know the process of finding out if they are a good Twitter fit.
Sending in an article to a blog as a guest poster can be unnerving. You might be worried that it won’t be good enough to be accepted, especially since there are some blog owners who won’t give you a second chance if they don’t approve of the quality of your work. Which is why testing the quality before you send it in is a good idea. This flowchart from MyBlogGuest can help you there.
For how excellent it is as a tool, WordPress can be a little temperamental. A bit of corrupt HTML in a single blog post can throw off your entire template, as can a damaged plugin or typo in the CSS coding. It is the most frustrating thing for a blog owner to deal with. This flowchart helps you to troubleshoot and find the issue quickly, so you can get it resolved.
Both useful and sarcastic, this flowchart helps you see some of the options you have as a writer. Some of those are “Blogger”, “In-House Copywriter” and “Freelance Copywriter”. There is more joking here than help, but it isn’t totally off base.
A lot of these are more funny than anything, but they are still worth taking a look at. Especially if you want a good chuckle with a bit of useful info tossed into the mix. What are some of your own favorite flowcharts about social media and blogging? Let us know in the comments.