This cartoon sprung fully formed from a great post from Guy Kawasaki. I always learn something from Guy’s blog, so it’s a tribute of sorts to put together a cartoon entirely inspired by one of his posts.
Twitter can be overwhelming at first, like drinking through a firehouse. It definitely helps to understand the different archetypes there. Seek out the Mavens and Mensches.
But, more importantly, consider the type of Twitter user you want to be. Evolve beyond simple lifestreaming. Become a Maven or Mensch yourself. This is particularly essential for Brands. Tone down the overt selling, and inspire consumers by offering them something of real value.
Guy has a useful Twitter 101 primer.
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Funny. Nice work, Tom!
What’s the name for Male Bitches? (I think the fourth one should be named different as to not isolate one gender. I guess I ought to mention it to Guy;)
Mohan Arun L says
Nice cartoon! Its a matter of sieving the sands to find the mavens and mensches! I didnt know what ‘mensch’ meant before, here is the link to its definition…
I retweeted Guy Kawasaki on this interesting cartoon post…
OMG I am all 6 :O
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Looks a nice post which having lots of information for blog readers.
I think that I’ve been all six at one time or another! I only hope that I have now become more of a mensch but that is for others to decide. 🙂
Ted Simon says
Great cartoon, Tom! What’s that they say about what a picture’s worth? 🙂
That is right on the money. I’d be thinking about how many people just copy their idols/A-List celebs, and do I really want tyo know what they are drinking/eating right now? Will need to review my approach I think!!
Steve Schildwachter says
Tom, this cartoon taught me a personal lesson. I blogged about it here:
My New Year’s Resolution is to be a mensch.
Antonio Montoya says
Tom, I would love to use this cartoon for a series of internal presentations I am preparing for @ work please contact me to discuss amontoya at aerometric.com
Dennis McDonald says
Another type is the person who is always posting quotations of what OTHER people have said about something …
scott hoffman says
I like the illustration for smore, too funny, but not accurate, I don’t wear lipstick. Thanks for making me smile…
I think we can also call this the Evolution of a Twitter User 🙂