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.

The Twitter Mirror; Does It Measure Your Worth? [REBLOG]

One of our most read posts is Beirut’s “Why Do People REALLY Tweet? The Psychology Behind Tweeting!” and it tends to illicit a varying range of reactions to it. Dr. Shawn was one of those people who stumbled on it and couldn’t help but call it a “load of donkey dung” but it was written in such a way that made us interested in contacting Shawn and getting him to re-post some of his articles over at our blog because he’s a man with a perspective.

It was interesting to read his blog and get an insight into how medical professionals use social media and how it’s impacting their business, communication, and how they tame s0cial media to meet their needs rather than follow the crowd when it comes to its usage. In this post he shares with us how he utilizes Twitter, and what he wants to achieve with his usage of the service.

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Down with the Machines! [a geeky poem]

May they be computers, playstations, phones, cars, or any other electricity or fuel consuming, time wasting, people separating devices, the machines are taking over us!

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