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Are you a facebooker or twitterer, and if not what are you ?
noun sought for people who post on social networking websites
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2012/11/02
2:44pm
old gobbo
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I have carelessly set my EFL business students an exercise on business recruitment through social networking sites (Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn and Viadeo / et al. [must set up that website some day]); and I find myself stumped when I try to say what someone who posts information about themselves on one of these sites is called. Maybe one should look for something that also covers bloggers (at least amateur ones, if the distinction can be drawn) but I would settle for the users of the commercial sites I have named.

Facebooker or Twitterer are straightforward, but too site-specific (and I have an uneasy feeling that there is already a more widespread name for people who use Twitter – 'Twits' ?). Clearly one could say 'social networkers'; and one user whom I took to be knowledgeable suggested to me 'web2master', but the only use of that I have found is an obscure beginner blogger who specializes in south-east Asiam actresses, which leaves me uncertain.

I would be grateful for suggestions – and of course if the word does not already exist and you invent it, think of the glory (I think "stupid b's" is already taken).

2012/11/02
8:45pm
Dick
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I like "inter-networker".  Networker indicates that they network, or communicate with a large number of people.  Inter indicates that it is done on the internet.  I put a hyphen in it so it would not be confused with someone who simply works on the internet, but an "internet worker" would likely be two words.  So the hyphen can stay or go, I guess.

2012/11/03
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How about "Twitter user" or "Facebook user" etc.? Saying "user" has the added benefit of implying the addictive nature. ;-)

2012/11/03
5:08am
Raffee
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What about the rather awkward 'virtual socializers'? (We should coin 'virtual socializing' first) 

Or 'e-socializers'.

2012/11/12
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I am a user of Facebook and Twitter just to stay connected with my friends. 

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