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Status conscious? Check out this social media flowchart.

Clever thoughts bubble up constantly, but what’s the right venue for all of them? Now you can consult this handy graphic to help make those hard choices among Google+, Foursquare, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Dilemma solved!

Where should you post your status? flowchart infographic

(This is an update to a chart I created last year for my old blog, History Eraser Button.)

— By Daryl Lang. Filed under Infographics, Social Media, Wide


  1. GC says:

    I will be giving a presentation on using the Internet and social media safely and professionaly. May I use your graphic?

  2. Daryl Lang says:

    GC, I’d prefer to reply by email to your question. Please write to me at breakingcopy@breakingcopy.com. Thanks! – Daryl

  3. Don Otvos says:

    You forgot Yammer!

  4. Vicente says:

    La Tabla esta escrito en Inglés. Podría usted traducirlo al español para mi comprensión. Lo veo interesante y por los comentarios que leo útil para su aplicación. Gracias anticipadas.

  5. Mabz ZiCLe says:

    All posts in Facebook! 😀

  6. jake matte says:

    So this flowchart is boring (linked.in button), and you don’t want anyone to actually see it (+1 button: Google+). Not so smart, indeed…

  7. Gizmo says:

    Here is the amended flowchart for those who have actually spent time using G+

  8. Lots of Laughts, LOL…
    Very smart.
    I like it.

  9. Kai says:

    You don´t have to have account to read posts on Google+. Just type name ( Snoop Dogg, Larry Page, Britney Spears, etc) in Google+ search bar. Most people i know who are in Facebook require having account on Facebook and you have to log in to see there posts. You Tube is similar to Google+. Whole world can read public posts on Google+. Google+ is only real open social media. You can make posts private if you don´t want world to see them. CHOICE is great in Google+

  10. Denise says:

    I am giving a presentation, may I use your image. I will give credit.

    Thank you for your consideration

  11. sam says:

    Yep if you ACTUALLY USE G+ then one would know the trivial difference between public vs. private … but then again I do not expect the original creator to https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-LOM4z-cskXE/TrB1edSqlhI/AAAAAAAACgg/rY6r4fFT11Y/s958/correct-version-where-should-you-post-your-status.png

    • anderkas says:

      You don’t get this do you? This chart is funny and seems to have hit some Google+ folks nerve. May there is some truth to it?

  12. Love it! Thanks for sharing.

  13. I think some of the critics should see that the intent was humour. Great concept.

  14. Ram says:


  15. hateam says:

    Damn, doesn’t work on BB device, need to c it on a comp. Will let u know my opinion afterwards.
    Have a good day 🙂

  16. Troy Parry says:

    Obviously a very biased flowchart , especially since I couldn’t even “share” this on Google+ from this crap website….

  17. Donna Payne says:

    This is great! Sharing with my teenage kids. When in doubt – map it out!


  18. yes i do like it is great thanks you.

  19. MeeAgain says:

    What the hell is Foursquare?!

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  20. Venke Vik says:

    Love your chart

  21. Excellent chart and actually a very good representation of what to do. Well done and thanks for sharing.

  22. Joreth says:

    I think the point that the G+ defenders are missing is not the private/public debate, but that no one uses or cares about G+, so you can make public posts all you want, but only a handful of early adopters & die-hard fans will see it, compared to the millions of users on the other sites.

    Also, it’s a joke, not serious.

    • The thing is, if you don’t use G+ it don’t mean noone does. Yep, it doesn’t have as many users as crapbook, but that’s the good point of it: G+ has a dedicated community of freedom-fighters, journalists, photographers and others who post tons of worthwhile info, unlike the crapbook “I’m taking a shit xXx” statuses.
      So the overall quality of both users and content are way higher in G+ than in crapbook.

  23. Joreth says:

    that, or he’s actually being complimentary on the privacy features of G+, because he said “do you actually WANT anyone to see it?”, and that could mean that if you want to make it private, G+ is the only one that will actually make it private.

    • DA says:

      I agree with you but the word I would have emphasized would be “anyone” ..
      “do you actually want ANYONE to see it?” yeah Facebook likes to periodically reset my privacy settings to friends of friends rather than just friends, except for

  24. Joreth says:

    No, I take it back. The “yes” going elsewhere is, I think, a joke about how many users there are. If I could just delete my prior comment, I would.

  25. Kamil says:

    As long as one treats this infographic as a kind of a joke, it rocks!

    And yes – you’ve got my “like” 😉

  26. This is pretty funny, I saw it on Facebook this morning! Where’s Tumblr? LOL

  27. I would like to use this in a course to initiate a discussion on the functions of different social media sites. I know there is a share option, but is there any way I can get “formal” permission to copy it onto my learning site?

  28. Guy L Dilno says:

    I just saw this. Certainly true for now, anyway.

  29. Shared on my Facebook profile. Thanks.

  30. Sharon says:

    Thanks for the image. Great idea. I talk about these things in my trainings. I have bookmarked this page and will be putting your image in my new book on social media marketing.

    No worries, though, I’ll source you.


  31. Pauline says:

    This kinda gives an insight to what to engage in each social media platform. Interesting I must say.

  32. Jon Baker says:

    Haha, I love this graphic, and am quite entertained at the people who are taking offense and defending G+ … it’s poking fun at social networking in general, people, not just G+!

  33. I am just wondering about the same thing and decide to search the web for an article like this.

  34. Fred Bernard says:

    Congratulation for this cristal clear table.
    As a student in Guadeloupe, Would you mind me including it in a published présentation of a research work I’m on, Idealy, I’d like to translate it in french and include it in a Prezi).

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