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Social Networkers' self-mockery ;o)
By kalokwong1 - on 9GAG.com, a fun sharing community
High School students & beyond :
Decode the reasons why the author of the poster has chosen each explanation... can you answer these questions?
Twitter : "I'm eating bacon"
How long are the messages displayed on Twitter? So, why is the verb "eat" present continuous?
Fbook : "I like bacon"
... hmmm. Nah, I won't help you! The answer's far too easy...
LinkedIn : "I have skills including eating bacon"
If you don't know this network, check what linkedin is... and you'll get the answer! The key-word is "skills".
Foursquare : "This is where I eat bacon"
Which is the key-word? 1st clue : this one helps to find places - 2nd clue : check it here!
YouTube : "Watch me eat my bacon"
... you know the answer-key comes with the word "watch", don't you?
. . . ?? : "Here's a vintage photo of my bacon"
Well, I give up : it's surely a photography social media, but I couldn't find what this logo corresponds to : if you can find the social media it represents, please tell me!
⇒ I knew you'd find it (1) : the logo shows Instagram's camera.
Pinterest : "Here's a recipe with bacon"
Why not explain what ' Pinterest' is?
Google+ : "I work for Google and eat bacon"
How does Google work -I mean how does it earn money? As a result... why does the poster tell that you work for Google whenever you use it on the web pages you surf?
Last.fm : "I'm listening to music about bacon"
Well, both "fm" and "listening to music" are clues to a proper answer : what can you do on this website? Who owns last.fm? You'll find the answer here.
Here you are : hope you've learnt a bit more on a few Internet social media networks and had fun :)
(1) : thanks to SteF
The title of the infographic below is quite provocative...
Not only does it outline parents' concern with their children's activities online, but it also gathers various data on the latter.
It displays find information on Cyberbullying and a list of the U.S. states with cyber bullying laws, what the youngsters think of Fbook parental controls... and more !
Here is an INFOGRAPHIC
that will show you the Internet -and the way we use it- has changed. Not only have its technical features evolved, but our habits have, too !
Consider these data and information closely, then report...
- what the Internet features were, 10 years ago ;
- what has varied, and how it has changed, today.
⇒ PRACTISE the use of PRETERITE (PAST simple) / PRESENT PERFECT
What kind of mobile user are you ?
How do you see yourself and...
... how do other mobile users see you ?!
Comic from the csectioncomics.com website
... more than alcohol, chocolate, exercise, or... ?
There are many reasons why people tweet : tweets may be personal conversation or professional information. Twitter accounts are often used to promote oneself and one's business or website. The iinfographic also displays Twitter business value, who the most famous Tweeters are, and depicts the average Tweeter profile -male or female ? How old ? Is he/she a father/mother? And so on...
On Facebook, you can feel as if you had loads of "friends".
This is likely to be considered a 'pro'-Facebook argument -guess so.
The infographic below displays some cons though -on a loooooooong wall :
The visual deals with...
May 31st, 2010 :
"Quit Facebook Day"
September 23rd; 2010 :
Facebook's "worst outage"
Wall Street's "hottest tech deal"
Facebook's Pad inability to print
& many more.
Click on the illustration ⇒
to get full details