The new social technographics ladder


Forrester have just released a new version of their famous Social Technographics ladder, which looks at how people use social media:

Forrester's Social Technographics ladder

As you can see it now includes ‘Conversationalists’:

Conversationalists reflects two changes. First, it includes not just Twitter members, but also people who update social network status to converse (since this activity in Facebook is actually more prevalent than tweeting). And second, we include only people who update at least weekly, since anything less than this isn’t much of a conversation.

For now this just includes US data, and is not reflected in their consumer profile tool but I’m sure it’s just a matter of time before this changes. And for those of you wondering why the figures don’t add up to 100%:

That’s because the actual data told me that people participate in multiple behaviors, and not everyone at a higher level on the ladder actually does everything in the lower rungs.

Update: Mike Arauz has created a different and useful view of the data.