For this profile I decided to ditch the questions and freestyle a lil – revolutionary…I know!
This is Belle, she is 21 years old and doesn’t study. She recently returned from a year spent in Mexico where she spent a lot of time drinking, partying and enjoying being young. Since her return, she has become fascinated with tattoos. She has a keen interest in the different techniques of tattooing and ‘genres’ of tattoos that exist in different countries around the world, and the respective customs and traditions that are attached to them. Belle has primarily been using Facebook to network with others around the globe but has found it difficult to really build a community of followers or maintain a dialogue due to the singular nature of the platform. POOL would be a great resource for Belle as it would allow her to put a specific call out and connect with others who are genuinely interested in contributing to her project.
Belle is an avid user of social networks, maintaining friendships she built overseas. She prefers using the internet to communicate as she is not a very warm or approachable person – she’s brash, unforgiving and does lack a few basic social skills. Communication via the web allows Belle to choose who she talks to, when she talks to them and what she talks to them about. POOL will free Belle from having to engage in activity that will enhance her project but she is not willing to do – like approach people for live interviews – she can find people who want to do that for her!