The Hierarchy of Internet Needs [Infograph]

A while back, my colleague Beirut talked about Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and how it fits in with why people tweet. The discussion that this article sparked was both interesting and polarized. Therefore, when I saw that the people at Flowtown have created “The Hierarchy of Internet Needs” I knew that I had to share it with our readers.

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Personally, I think it’s a pretty accurate depiction of how a person’s personality evolves on social media. Almost everyone starts off as being a consumer of other people’s information and moves on to becoming a producer, chasing after their first viral hit that would make them internet “superstars!”

Now, the majority of us are just content as long as our friends and close ones that appreciate our contributions to the internet bibliography, and fulfill our need for “Love and Belonging“. But there are a few who set their goals a bit higher and achieve the exalted status of having a viral meme attributed to them. But without any shame we should be able to look each other in the eye and acknowledge that surfing adult entertainment sites is physiological need that is essential for our continued existence on the web.

So what do you think of the illustration? Any specific part caught your eye? Share with us your thoughts in the comment section below.

Comments and Reactions

  • Great analysis… I think it fit the social media ambiance well! Thanks for referring to my post :)

  • Psychbook

    I'm sorry but I don't think it's that great. I imagine that the internet is more about copyleft than copyright (second level from the top

  • Well while i also hope that the internet will be less about copyrights but the reality of the situation with verified twitter and facebook profiles, with people copyrighting their names, news services refusing to share their news… it is evidently more and more about copyright…

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