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What’s Your Social Media Profile?

Are you a Thought Leader? An Engaged Participant? Why not find out? This is my “beta” quiz on Social Media Profiles.  Fill it out to find out your profile. After you complete it would great if you could share your results by posting them in the comment box below. Please comment and let me know how it could be improved or expanded. Have fun!

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  • Sue

    Hi Shane,
    Interesting quiz. Here’s my feedback:
    – Makes you think about what you SHOULD be doing, for certain!
    – The answers are a bit “leading” in that Cosmo Quiz kind of way – which is amusing but a little transparent.
    – Some of the answers are too long and include “and” statements in places where you can’t assume a “quizzee” is doing this AND that. This is probably because you want to generally rate/position a response but it doesn’t allow flexibility of response.
    – I have a blog, a Facebook profile and a Twitter account… the quiz tells me I’m a social media leader but I would disagree with that.
    – Having a blog and a Facebook and Twitter doesn’t mean you take part in other people’s conversations, but the answers seem to lead you to that.
    – Can you make a distinction between someone who is a user of Social Media but not yet a leader?

    It’s a good start, I think, but needs some refinement to be more accurate. Kudos to you for trying something like this!

  • Sue

    Hi Shane,
    Interesting quiz. Here’s my feedback:
    – Makes you think about what you SHOULD be doing, for certain!
    – The answers are a bit “leading” in that Cosmo Quiz kind of way – which is amusing but a little transparent.
    – Some of the answers are too long and include “and” statements in places where you can’t assume a “quizzee” is doing this AND that. This is probably because you want to generally rate/position a response but it doesn’t allow flexibility of response.
    – I have a blog, a Facebook profile and a Twitter account… the quiz tells me I’m a social media leader but I would disagree with that.
    – Having a blog and a Facebook and Twitter doesn’t mean you take part in other people’s conversations, but the answers seem to lead you to that.
    – Can you make a distinction between someone who is a user of Social Media but not yet a leader?

    It’s a good start, I think, but needs some refinement to be more accurate. Kudos to you for trying something like this!

  • Shane Gibson

    Sue that’s a good point. I will need to further make the distinction between Thought Leader and Potential Thought Leader. If your results stated you are a thought leader then this could also reflect that you have the “principles” of being a Thought Leader nailed down and that if you follow them you can build that brand and the network. I think you “get it” now you just have to “do it.”

  • Shane Gibson

    Sue that’s a good point. I will need to further make the distinction between Thought Leader and Potential Thought Leader. If your results stated you are a thought leader then this could also reflect that you have the “principles” of being a Thought Leader nailed down and that if you follow them you can build that brand and the network. I think you “get it” now you just have to “do it.”

  • The survey was well crafted and allowed me to reflect on certain aspects of my work online. Yes, I am definitely trying to build traffic to my site, however, I am also seeing that engagement is very important in progressing. One has to take time to read and take in other people’s point of view and teachings. I am finding my ride on the net an adventure everyday. I know nothing of meetups. Are they relevant or a social club – I have lots of social clubs but not enough time?

  • The survey was well crafted and allowed me to reflect on certain aspects of my work online. Yes, I am definitely trying to build traffic to my site, however, I am also seeing that engagement is very important in progressing. One has to take time to read and take in other people’s point of view and teachings. I am finding my ride on the net an adventure everyday. I know nothing of meetups. Are they relevant or a social club – I have lots of social clubs but not enough time?

  • Interesting quiz, Shane. It really highlights the aspect of taking what’s online to the outside world. That’s the real value in Web 2.0 – the new adopters of social media aren’t able to have an online presence and maintain even a cult respect without taking into the real world.

    I definitely fall into the category of “Potential Thought Leader” at this point. Makes me feel like I’m a bit on the right track though.

  • Interesting quiz, Shane. It really highlights the aspect of taking what’s online to the outside world. That’s the real value in Web 2.0 – the new adopters of social media aren’t able to have an online presence and maintain even a cult respect without taking into the real world.

    I definitely fall into the category of “Potential Thought Leader” at this point. Makes me feel like I’m a bit on the right track though.

  • Shane Gibson

    @Mike Andruff Some Meetups are very social and some are social which result in good business relationships. Being in Vancouver I would suggest there are few good ones for you to attend (disclaimer I run one of them with Stephen Jagger)

    Vancouver Real Estate Technology Meetup:
    http://realestateagent.meetup.com/109/

    Vancouver Sales Performance Meetup:
    http://www.meetup.com/vancouver-sales/

    Third Tuesday
    http://www.meetup.com/third-tuesday-vancouver/

    You can search by interest on the site as well

  • Shane Gibson

    @Mike Andruff Some Meetups are very social and some are social which result in good business relationships. Being in Vancouver I would suggest there are few good ones for you to attend (disclaimer I run one of them with Stephen Jagger)

    Vancouver Real Estate Technology Meetup:
    http://realestateagent.meetup.com/109/

    Vancouver Sales Performance Meetup:
    http://www.meetup.com/vancouver-sales/

    Third Tuesday
    http://www.meetup.com/third-tuesday-vancouver/

    You can search by interest on the site as well

  • My profile results say that I’m a Social Media Thought Leader. Honored by the results but not exactly sure I am that much of a SM Thought Leader. I am very actively engaged, yes. And I do use a variety of platforms to reach out to my audience. But I don’t video or audio as much as I should/could.

    Great idea, though!

  • My profile results say that I’m a Social Media Thought Leader. Honored by the results but not exactly sure I am that much of a SM Thought Leader. I am very actively engaged, yes. And I do use a variety of platforms to reach out to my audience. But I don’t video or audio as much as I should/could.

    Great idea, though!

  • Great quiz! Thought Leader huh? I appreciate the result!

    What I noticed was the things I wasn’t (positive ones) and now have something to work towards.

    My goal is to have vids up 5 days a week, off to work on that goal!

    Kye

  • Great quiz! Thought Leader huh? I appreciate the result!

    What I noticed was the things I wasn’t (positive ones) and now have something to work towards.

    My goal is to have vids up 5 days a week, off to work on that goal!

    Kye

  • Active Participant – much too generous. Thanks for the encouragement. Trying to get there. All it took was one or two real life occurances where online media got someone else exactly what I had wanted. There’s a quick way to kight a fire.

  • Active Participant – much too generous. Thanks for the encouragement. Trying to get there. All it took was one or two real life occurances where online media got someone else exactly what I had wanted. There’s a quick way to kight a fire.

  • Very interesting quiz we that is our website Builders Depot Direct has a long way to go in the world of social media.

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