Are you a Twitter Snob?

Businesswoman with briefcase peering down at subordinatesThe most fascinating aspect of Twitter is that you can literally find millions of different people with personalities that span the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. I love it.

One thing that I’m always keen on studying and writing about is narcissism and ego in social media. So I came up with a little quiz to determine whether or not you are a Twitter snob. Please keep score as you go along.

1)       Have you ever muttered the words or a variation of “Eww, he only has 800 followers.” ??

  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. It was more like only 300 followers.

2)       I only follow back if you are in my field of work.

  1. Agree
  2. Disagree
  3. It entirely depends on what else the person might offer.

3)       I follow back if your avatar is good looking.

  1. Agree
  2. Disagree
  3. I mean, good looking can’t hurt, but I don’t entirely base it off that.

4)       I have visited Twitter friends in a different city than my own and…

  1. I made an e-vite for an event and sent it to 50 local people.
  2. We had a great time just hanging out at a bar in the city.
  3. It was a great event…one of the locals organized it but…It was slightly embarrassing, but still nice of him to do..

5)       I love RT-ing people when they compliment my blog post.

  1. Agree
  2. Disagree
  3. I’ve done it before but don’t make a habit of it.

6)       I have met a fellow Twitter user in-person who I didn’t yet follow and we hit it off, had a ton to talk about and work in the same industry. I told them I would follow them back and…

  1. Didn’t follow them back.
  2. Of course I followed them back!
  3. I followed them back but only tweet with them when totally appropriate. Not too often…

7)       I’ve tweeted my follower number.

  1. Agree
  2. Disagree
  3. I have. It happened like, once. I was at 999 followers and I just wanted that one that would push me over to 1,000

Analysis:

If you answered mostly 1 – You are a TWITTER SNOB. You should work on conversing, collaborating and building a Twitter community and stop thinking/talking so much about how AWESOME you are.

If you answered mostly 2 – You are a cool cat. You get it. You are on Twitter to build a community, find resources, explore new relationships and other productive wonderful things. Keep up the good work! And don’t let your growing follower count also grow your ego.

If you answered mostly 3 – You’ve got an OK balance. You know you are quite sweet (why the heck else do you have 2,000 Twitter followers??), but you are realistic and somewhat humble about your social media presence. I applaud you.

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  • oh Kate 🙂

    I do like this post a lot. For number 5 – I'd have to say that I've done it before. But mostly when it comes to a comment – does that count?

    For instance, if someone RT'd it, and left a great comment, I'd RT and just add, “Great information you added to the topic. TY!” That's only half snobby right?

  • Kate, I find it slightly offensive that you think Twitter is full of mental people. NO I DON'T! (Yes I do.) NO I DON'T!

  • No way, Stiner! I think giving props to someone who adds to the discussion is totally cool 🙂 Not snobby at all.

  • mikeschaffer

    Wait – who are you? Who am I? What am I doing here?

  • What a coincidence, Kate…I just posted a Twitter snob post yesterday! We are, apparently, like minded!

    Interesting quiz you put together. Of course, I'm grateful I'm not a snob according to this…but I'll send some peeps over to be tested!

  • Hey Coree – thanks for pointing your post out to me. I hadn't seen it, but love your fantastic points. Thank you for linking to PRBC from your blog. Much appreciated!

  • CORNFLAKES!

  • deannaferrari

    LOVE this post! I would also like to add: “You know you're a Twitter snob if…” (that's my Jeff Foxworthy imitation there) you tweet about all of the happy birthday wishes you received and you WISH you could respond to each one but there's JUST too many. 🙂

  • Robin

    Really a quiz that isn't interactive?!? very low tech, especially considering the techie topic.