Do the tech quiz- I have never! Are you keeping up in the fast lane or are you simply marching to the beat of your own Nokia ringtone?
Trends come and go, as do duckface poses on Facebook, Photoshopped cat pictures and general hatred for Justin Bieber.
Man naturally gravitates toward being a herd animal, as it gives him a sense of belonging and camaraderie, however there is a very thick line between being a walking cliche and and an individual running against the pack.
So let’s play the ‘I have never’ game to see how well you rate by #hash #tagging #everything, speaking Geek and posting photo’s of your lunchables online.
For every trend you haven’t followed, give yourself a point. (You might need an old school pen and paper to keep your score this time)
Tech quiz starts here:
I have never…
[_] LOLed, ROLFed or LMAO’d
[_] Tweeted a celebrity … then trolled my timeline,
hoping they would retweet/respond
[_] Posted a picture of my lunch online
[_] Changed my Facebook profile pic – (You’ve had the same pic from 2007)
[_] Opened a Twitter account – Too much effort
[_] Played World of Warcraft
[_] Used BBM
[_] Posted your relationship status online – You’re either not sure if you are dating, if it’s a fling, or think that posting it might be too ‘official’
[_] Gone Gangnam Style – nevermind 300 million views, watching a Korean dance like its 1985, just doesn’t appeal to you
[_] Used cutesy love-language or made up words on text or email – have you my little peppermintcrisptart hips?
[_] Downloaded something illegally
[_] Posted a non-descriptive, cryptic status on Facebook / Twitter, hoping someone would respond by asking what happened
[_] Poked someone on Facebook
[_] Stalked an ex or a past crush on any social media platform
[_] Purchased an unusual or funny iPhone case
[_] Watched a Harlem Shake video
[_] Had a blog spot or have written a blog
[_] “Liked” or “Shared” a page to enter a competition
[_] Repinned something on Pinterest
[_] “Checked in” somewhere with Foursquare or Facebook Places
[_] Made some form or hand gesture in a photo – Be it the gangster hand, peace sign or any other unsavory claw of stupidity
Are you over the whole FOMO thing? What do your answers mean?
0 – 7
Settle down, settle down. So you’ve retweeted every Oscar Pistorius joke, created your own Harlem shake video as a new marketing tool for your business and your blog has more followers than just your mother and best buddy. Slow down on texting during dinner, mail a handwritten letter to your gran and start eating Jungle Oats again. You’ll soon start feeling nostalgic and find yourself in your dad’s garage, flipping through his Pink Floyd records.
8 – 14
Careful alright. If you catch yourself buying “just because” gifts for the cats, it’s time to call it a day. Some random trends have passed you by, but you’ve caught most of the plankton by keeping your mouth open in the water. No need go play outside just yet, as there is hope for you still, dear trendoid. Stalking your ex on Facebook is OK. As long as you don’t post a depressing, cryptic status update afterward.
Rebel and leader of the free-thinkers. King of the Anti’s. Do you even speak to people? Trade in that Nokia 5110 and leave the safe cocoon of apathy. We can start slow… switch your browser from Internet Explorer to Google Chrome. Change your desktop background every now and again. You know, to something colourful. Never know when you win a gazillion bajillion Rand by liking and sharing a competition post. Happens every day.