Which Winnie the Pooh Character Defines How You Participate in Social Media?

Tonight on my way home from playing squash with a friend, I got stuck in some unexpected highway construction traffic.  Since I found myself with extra time on my hands, I started flipping through the radio stations and came across Keane’s “Somewhere Only We Know” which reminded me of the new Winnie the Pooh movie trailer that features that song.  So amid the sound of cars honking their horns, I did what “anyone” else would do in my situation and spent the next 15 minutes in standstill traffic trying to find a way to connect Winnie the Pooh back to social media.  Below is what I came up with.

Social Media Personalities Based on Winnie the Pooh Characters

Winnie the Pooh – the friendly honey-loving main character is the epitome of everyday social media practitioners who strive for making real connections and enjoying their very own pot of honey (or in this case a pot of authentic and respectful communication). 

Piglet – one of Winnie the Pooh’s best friends.  Piglet is a small and quite timid, but with Winnie the Pooh by his side, he can overcome his fears.  If you find yourself sitting on the sidelines of social media because you are overwhelmed with the idea putting yourself out there, follow in Piglet’s footsteps and find a partner to help support you.  This article goes into the importance of having a blogging buddy

Eeyore – is Winnie the Pooh’s donkey friend that always seems to be followed by a cloud of gloom.  He never fully enjoys himself as he spends the majority of his time focused on the negative.  If you find yourself thinking that social media is going to cause the collapse of mankind or spend time trolling around and posting negative comments than you may have several things in common with Eeyore.   

Rabbit – believes that he is the cleverest animal in the Hundred Acre Woods and fits the profile perfectly of those that claim to be “social media experts” without proof of results or experience. 

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Tigger - is Winnie the Pooh’s bouncy, exuberant and troublemaking tiger friend.  While he means well, Tigger lacks focus and control.   If Tigger was on Twitter, he would tweet before thinking; share everything going on in his life and “bounce” from social network to social network without providing any real value.

Owl – acts as a teacher and is the cleverest animal in the woods.  Owl is the equivalent of the true social media thought leaders who have built their reputation on experience and results.

So which Winnie the Pooh character best describes you?

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