My curiosity towards social network and the psychology behind the minds of people who love using social networks has grown since I became an avid(considering my past usage) user of twitter. There is one thing I found out about the relationship between different personality types and social networks. On social networks, the introversion and extroversion rule does not apply. I got to talk to introverts who love sharing their thoughts online via twitter and blogs. I have also seen extroverts who do not appreciate social networks much. I personally thought that the reason why I didn’t really appreciate social networks much before I started using it was because of my introversion, but I found out that my introversion didn’t really matter. Then what?
I find some social networks intriguing and even inviting, such as twitter and blog. Twitter and blogs have a similar characteristics. Those social networks make online space a more human and warm. They make their space feel warmer by encouraging users to react to each others’ thoughts. Other people’s reactions work as rewards to users, and through that people are more inspired to share. Also, the audiences for both social networks are the people who are interested in knowing my thoughts and my opinions. To me, Facebook has become more of a contacting tool like an address book that I keep the contacts of all the people I met since I started using it. When my audiences are the mix of people who are relevant and irrelevant, the context I share as is hard to define and discourage me to share. A lot of the people who don’t use Facebook much says, “I don’t want to share anything on Facebook because I don’t know whose gonna see what I write.”
So, I’m curious why some people love social networks and some don’t. I wonder if I will see any type of pattern. Also, another question I leave with is how do different social networks suit people differently.