For the uninitiated, a transumer is a consumer in transit; somebody who spends up big while waiting around an airport for a connecting flight, or while enjoying a night in a foreign city during a travel stopover.
—Rebecca Urban, Two out of three ain't bad but leaves Biota short, The Australian, July 22, 2008
Also, why bother shopping anywhere but on the way?
—Judy Gerstel, 'Transumers' buy on the fly, The Toronto Star, March 3, 2007
—"Keeping up appearances," Airline Business, October 1, 1996
—Netrepreneurs — Spearheading the Culturpreneurism movement, they use social networking sites for the sole purpose of generating income.
—Connectors — Revel in passing on links, if they see something you'll like they'll pass it on to you.
—Transumers — Vital part of social networks — the grazers of content and networks rather than creators. They are the people who follow the lead of others and join groups connected to things they like doing, bulking up numbers, buying products and attending events.
—Collaborators — Believe in 'people power' and use social networking sites to create events, ideas and activities by collaborating with other people.
—Scene Breakers — Early adopters who use social networking sites to discover and be part of new and emerging scenes, movements and individuals.
—Essentialists — The vast majority of users use social networking sites to stay in touch with friends and family.
—Darain Faraz, "MYSPACE.COM Announces Australia's Top 10 Cyber Celebrities," MediaNet Press Release Wire, April 4, 2008