Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Lurker Or Stalker?

According to the Urban Dictionary, the definitions of a Facebook Lurker and/or Stalker are as follows:

FB Stalker - A person who spends large amounts of time on facebook looking at other people's profiles.  Often browsing photos, walls, groups, or recent activity posted on the stalked person's mini-feed.  Not always traceable or noticeable, but clues are: wall posts replying to every status update, viewing every posted picture of the stalked, etc.

" I think Hillary is turning into a facebook stalker, she replies to all of my status updates..."

FB Lurker - Someone that passively trawls Facebook but doesn't leave a footprint by writing on walls, commenting or liking things.  Facebook lurkers love the book, but seek to create a facade that they're never on it.

"Hey check out Dan, he's always looking at Facebook, but never doing anything on it.  He's such a FB Lurker."

Then there is the less extreme Facebook Sleuth...

FB Sleuth - The act of finding out news or gossip by looking around Facebook or other social networking sites where the information gathered may not necessarily be legitimate.

I am sure we are all guilty of all three behaviors at times...but be honest...do you fall into one particular category more often than not?  Confession time.  Which of the above are you?  If none of the above then tell us about your FB activity.  I must say of the three listed, I am most often guilty of stalking.  Especially people that have fun or entertaining things to post.

How about you?