You’re More Than Your Last Few Tweets

Social media profilers .. watch it on Criminal Minds shortly


Our lives are not defined reverse chronologically, yet until now, that’s strictly how our social network profiles portrayed us — as a snapshot of our latest activity. Today, Twitter gave us all a redesigned web profile with the option to pin a tweet to the top of our profiles “so it’s easy for your followers to see what you’re all about.” It’s a step towards a more holistic vision of identity online.

When you meet someone, you often ask them “how are you?” and the answer usually tells you almost nothing about them. They say they’re fine or describe the day’s wins or losses, but those tiny data points don’t represent their personality. Yet despite the dysfunction of this behavior, Facebook, Twitter, and Google all designed their profiles to mimic it when someone comes to check us out.

Sure, you can dive into someone’s albums or interests, but above…

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