One neat thing about blogging with WordPress is the stats they provide. (I’m sure other blogging sites also provide stats – I just know WordPress, having blogged here for about four years now.) One that I’ve been watching is post shares – which posts people have liked enough to share with other people. WordPress breaks down the shared posts by the services on which the posts were shared. I thought it was interesting that different sharing methods had different posts in the top five. Here are the results, with just a twinge of stereotyping about the users of these sharing services thrown in for fun:
Twitter: I picture the Twitterers as probably being a younger crowd, but maybe it’s actually a bunch of old people by now and the young crowd has moved on because “that’s just so 2011.” Anyway, whomever they are, they obviously don’t like a lot of words. They are also the ones who shared the most Small Investor posts (thanks, guys). From the posts shared, these folks are all about investing, growing wealthy, and learning about investing. The top posts shared on Twitter are:
|How Much Money Do I Need to Invest in Stocks?||94|
|How to Invest $10,000. Simple Starter Portfolios||10|
|Rich People Don’t Smoke||10|
|A Correction vs. a Bear Market||9|
|What Poor People Say; What Rich People Say||8|
Facebook: The next most used sharing site is FaceBook. Now when I think of FaceBook, I think about people sending each other stuff that they see, thinking it would interest them. You know, things like inspirational messages and kittens. The stuff that Weird Al wrote about in his protest song against the forwarded email. So I expected it to be less of the business and technical posts and more of the funny posts. Sure enough, the top five were:
Note, however, that many more different posts were shared on FaceBook while a certain few got much more interest on Twitter. (The top one only had 7 shares, compared with 94 for Twitter, even though the total number of shares for each were about equal.)
Pinterest: So what about Pinterest, a site used mainly by women (I think) and which I really don’t understand (Pinterest, not women, well, maybe both). Apparently the Pinterest mafia are interested in investing mainly, with a little religion thrown in for good measure. The top Pinterest posts are:
|How a Tax Hike for Dividends will Affect your 401K||6|
|Is the Pope Anti-Capitalist?||5|
|The Worst “Assets” You Can Buy||5|
|Does Your Smart Phone Control Your Life?||5|
|Instead of myRA Accounts, How About Privatizing Social Security?||5|
Again, there are a lot of different posts shared with no clear winners since the top post only had 6 shares.
Tumblr: Next up is Tumblr, a site I’ve never personally used. This group seems to like a mix of posts. Their top picks are:
|Is the Pope Anti-Capitalist?||8|
|Corporate Secrets from Generation X to Generation Y||6|
|Return on Stocks – 5% The New Normal?||6|
|How to invest $100,000 in Stock – Starting from a large Cash Position||6|
|A Correction vs. a Bear Market||6|
Reddit: I also haven’t used Reddit. They seem to be all business. Their top picks:
LinkedIn: Finally, we come to LinkedIn, the site for business connections. They seemed to like the commentaries most rather than technical details and how-to posts. Their top picks are:
|Are You Winning with Money?||7|
|Questions for Proponents of Economic Justice||6|
|What is a Good Mutual Fund for a Mid-Life Investor?||6|
|A Simple Way to Pay for College without Student Loans||5|
|Why Don’t People Want the Fair Tax?||5|
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