We all have a Rick. A Rick lives to update his friends through his Facebook statuses and gets a deep satisfaction from comments, likes and wall posts. A Rick also isn’t afraid to jump in on his own status and comment if he feels it’s appropriate. It’s the Ricks of the world that keep me coming back to Facebook, whether or not I want to admit it. Of course I make fun of my Rick occasionally, but you have to admit Ricks are usually pretty interesting people.
Last week my Rick decided to do a stand-up comedy performance. If you weren’t invited to his event page he made about his upcoming performance (a classic Rick move), you could follow him from his training to his post-performance activities via his statuses. Here’s a week in the life of Rick’s status:
After doing a Google search for my Rick, I was surprised he had his Facebook profile hidden from the public. This I thought was very interesting. If you’re not Rick’s friend, you can’t see anything about him. The second he accepts your friendship, you’ve entered Rick’s world and you’re going to know about his comedy performances, passion for the Packers and photos he got tagged in. You’re going to know everything about Rick.
It’s important to note here a Rick should not be confused with a user who’s main goal is to have as many friends as possible. A Rick is also not on Twitter because he doesn’t waste his time or energy on people he doesn’t know. A Rick keeps his audience smaller and is selective about his updates, always trying to get a reaction. In turn, a Rick does develop some close and engaging followers. Sure a Rick can be as ridiculous as anyone in his updates. You might even feel embarrassed for a Rick once in a while, but overall, you probably like your Rick and are glad he let you into his Facebook world.
Well, if you’ve read this far, you’re probably itching to know about how successful Rick’s status week was. You’re lucky because I’m going to tell you. Ricks status stats: 24 likes, 17 comments and 10 wall posts all stemming from his comedy performance statuses. It was a good week. Even for a Rick.