The following actions comprise a list of ClichÃ© behavior in social networking. While these actions have, until reaching clichÃ© status, made the actor appear to be somewhat introspective, deep and rather emotionally connected, they in fact represent a culmination of the symptoms of a stew of behavioral disorders and general lack of personal management skills.
The compulsion to add too many people as your friend early on in a new social network will be known from now on as Friendive-Compulsive disorder.
The list is as follows:
* Declaring email bankruptcy. First known cases: 2002. There has recently been a resurgence in the financial and startup blogging worlds. “I have 500 unread emails. I am declaring email bankruptcy”
* Maintaining an Orkut, Friendster or Vox account and publicly claiming to actually log-in to these services
* Deleting your Facebook account. This one is growing in popularity and is most certainly already clichÃ©, but we are not near the end of this.
* Having both a Myspace page and a Linkedin account. I am sorry, opposite worlds. You may implode or spontaneously ignite due to the fact that on one of them you are living a lie.
* The latest is Twittercide. The act of publicly announcing the killing of your oversubscribed twitter account.