Breaking Down the 46 Kinds of Facebook Users

From exclamation-point junkies to awkward dads

By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 5, 2012 3:15 PM CST

(Newser) – According to Buzzfeed, there are exactly 46 kinds of Facebook users. And while we doubt this very scientific breakdown made it into Facebook's S-1 SEC filing, we do find it pretty amusing—and fairly spot-on. Chances are, you're quite familiar with every single one of these pretty annoying users ... but aren't one yourself, of course! Among them:

  1. The exclamation-point junkie: Uses at least three exclamation points in a row ... often several times in the same status update.
  2. The person who just can't get over their breakup: Buzzfeed's delicious sample status update: "1 universe, 9 plants [sic], 204 countries, 7 seas, 6 billion people, and you think I need you? :) ha"

  1. The showoff: Best distinguished by the posting of photos involving people striking a hells-yeah-I'm-cool pose while holding bottles of booze. Gold chain optional.
  2. The comma-phobe: Sample update: "6am work coffee work more coffee work maybe dinner work midnight = my monday boo"
  3. The insomniac: Do you ever wake up to Facebook without seeing a "Why am I up??" post made by one of your friends five hours ago?
  4. The awkward dad: Any dad who tells his child, or friends of said child, that they look "sexy."
  5. New moms: Every post is baby-themed; many likely involve poop.
  6. The person who whines about their job: Bonus when said user is accidentally "friends" with the boss, oops!
Click for the 38 other kinds of Facebook users—complete with awesome illustrations—which include artists, awkward moms, and the truly delusional.

Facebook user type: The person who uses a gazillion exclamation points. (Click to see full image.)   (Flickr)
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