The Social Networker

by Chris Miller at 12:33:46 PM on Thursday, August 13th, 2009
I ran across the following picture, sent from a friend today, and it sums up the many ways we all take part of VGS.  The funny thing was, I can't recall the last time I sent or received an actual letter someone put a stamp on and mailed.  Well outside of Amazon shipping something.  The order of the steps I don't think meet how those of us in the virtual world consider friendship levels, but they all do exist.Image:Virtual Gratification Syndrome (VGS) - Levels of Intimacy
Age plays a big part in this also.  While kids may put text messages and Facebook right up there in the rankings, our older generation doesn't do much tech according to statistics.  So talking in person, phone, letter and email are the final steps.  I personally  think steps 8 and 9 should switch places as most of us consider the phone communication right below talking in person.  What about you?


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Further VGS entries:
Created Subject
06/10/2009 Virtual Gratification Syndrome (VGS) - The Twitter API Breaker
05/19/2009 Virtual Gratification Syndrome (VGS) - The Co_friend
01/27/2009 Virtual Gratification Syndrome (VGS) - The Over Information Gatherer
12/10/2008 Virtual Gratification Syndrome (VGS) - Social Network Refugee
12/01/2008 Virtual Gratification Syndrome (VGS) - new Repetitive Posting Syndrome (RPS)
11/17/2008 Virtual Gratification Syndrome (VGS) - the publisher aka Minutia-streaming
09/18/2008 Virtual Gratification Syndrome (VGS) - Social Stalking
06/23/2008 Virtual Gratification Syndrome (VGS) - Forcing Temporary Remission
05/12/2008 Virtual Gratification Syndrome (VGS) - Profile of a Social Networker
05/08/2008 Virtual Gratification Syndrome (VGS) - the dosage issue
04/14/2008 Tweeting in the bathroom - the new social crime
04/07/2008 Virtual Gratification Syndrome (VGS) - the variance
03/12/2008 Chris Pirillo further proves my VGS theory is true
03/11/2008 Virtual Gratification Syndrome (VGS) - you have it

  • 1) Virtual Gratification Syndrome (VGS) - Levels of Intimacy
    Created by Kathy Brown at 8/13/2009 4:09:43 PM email | website

    What's #7 "A Letter" ??

    Frankly, I think steps 2-9 are useless. :-) And #10 needs beer.

  • 2) Virtual Gratification Syndrome (VGS) - Levels of Intimacy
    Created by francie at 8/13/2009 9:06:12 PM email | website

    Lol, for the record, I LICKED a stamp yesterday, to put on a letter. Felt strange, like in a silent movie or something, but there it is :)



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