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Facebook the ‘Quarterback’: Social media’s high school stereotypes

"What would social networks look like in a school yearbook?" a question from Wix's infographic asks – well according to the company Facebook would be a quarterback, YouTube the 'theatre guy' and Twitter 'chatty Cathy'.

The infographic is an interesting insight into the attributes of each social platform, with the statistics shared often reflecting common views as to how each website is used in everyday life.

It gives a vivid picture as to what each social website has to offer, with Facebook portrayed as the top of the social order.

Other social media platforms were also looked at in the ingenious Wix infographic with Google Plus referred to as the 'rich kid', LinkedIn the student body president and Instagram 'the hussy'.

The Facebook quarterback profile indicated that almost half (48 per cent) of young Americans said they found out about news through Facebook. It also looked at the growth of monthly users, climbing from 680 million last year to 1.01 billion!

Other facts pointed out – pertaining to the quarterback stereotype – found that 52 per cent of students reported that they were cyberbullied.

The YouTube theatre guy was said to play 'every role', with the website showing a huge range of content. It also revealed that YouTube partners will only make around $2 to $5 per 1000 video views, with YouTube only paying you once your video makes $100.

Twitter's chatty Cathy takes the role of the annoying talkative girl who won't shut up, noting that 71 per cent of tweets sent are ignored, with just less than a quarter (23 per cent) getting a reply.

Pinterest is the cheerleader driving more traffic than twitter, with 80 per cent of users women. Pinterest also became the fastest stand alone website to pass the ten million per month mark ever.

Google plus is the money-maker rich kid raking in $37.9 billion in 2011 and attracting 20 million users within three weeks of its launch. It also revealed that 30 per cent of users who make a public post never make a second one.

Posted by April Revake.