John Dyer, author of the wonderful From the Garden to the City, has written a wonderful blog post on Facebook and Narcissism. The following picture which accompanies his blog post was too great to not repost here!
A related podcast on this topic can be found at Shane Hipp’s blog and is called iGeneration.
So with self-aware irony check out the newest way to create an idol, umm I mean infographic, of yourself. Intel has created a new tool called “What About Me?” They describe it this way: “With What about Me? you can capture a snapshot of your social media life and create your own colorful image, full of clues and facts about one of the most fascinating subjects in the world — you!” Here’s an infographic all about me:
I was impressed with how it pegged me as concerned mostly with study and technology, but I was concerned that my social media profile is largely connected to shopping. Oh well…I guess someone has to pay for these massive social media superstructures.
- Intel’s “The Museum of Me” – Make a movie of your social media profile
- Got Tons of Facebook Friends? You May Be a Narcissist, Says Study (Mashable)