It’s true that the topic of astrology is as familiar to us as our early years’ mathematics, science, and speech. In fact, some of us may have mastered a few zodiac traits from the information unearthed to us by horoscope segments of newspapers, television programs, and even the internet. You can be introduced to a colleague who’s a clever, opinionated go-getter for the first time and automatically guess that she must be an Aries. You can set a weekend shopping trip with your sister and think how she’s such a Gemini for being so flighty about herwardrobe choices.
Apparently, the same traits can carry over to how people connect in the digital world. Read along as we map out the heavens and give you hints on how to spot people based on their zodiac elements while chatting on social mobile apps such as the most-searched of 20131, WeChat.
Earth: The Natural Creators
As steady as the terrains and as sound as the woods for the few minutes of sunrise, those born under the Earth element—Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn—represent all that is solid around us. They move with much sensuality and conservatism as there are minutes in a day, and they immerse in life through their five senses. As natural creators, you can catch an Earth sign documenting their routine to Makati or escapades outside of the metro with the many photo filters and functions of StoryCam for WeChat and the social timeline features of “Moments”.
Air: The Storytellers
Here we have the cluster of communicators, conversationalists, and interpreters. As open and bracing as a whiff of morning breeze, those born under the Air element—Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius—are bringers of fresh perspectives as they often observe life from a loftier position than others. They are ever versatile, brimming with detail, and balanced by local color, which means that you can count on an Air sign to spark audio chats or video calls, and even easily host conversations with up to 40 people via WeChat’s Group Chat. What’s more, WeChat’s latest 5.1 upgrade, which allows users to hold two Group Chats with 100 people each, will open your eyes to see how excellent an Air sign is in linking people together socially—whether for weeknights out at Bonifacio High Street or for casual get-togethers over lunch at the Capitol Commons district.
Fire: The Live Wires
As intense as fire itself, Leo, Sagittarius, and Aries are charged up by an inner spark that can spread like wildfire to anyone around them. They are simmering, impulsive, passionate, and will stop at nothing to acquire things that light them up. It won’t be a surprise then to find a Fire sign constantly using WeChat’s discovery features like “People Nearby” ”, “Shake”, and even “Drift Bottle”, to keep connecting with those in this world who are up to match their enthusiasm. Titles from WeChat’s new Game Center are bound to be hits for a Fire sign as well, as their flashes of competitiveness will boost them up whether in Pencil Pilot, Craz3 Match, or GunZ Dash.
Water: The Dreamers
Deeply attuned to the waves of emotion, Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces are perceptive, imaginative, and dreamy as the water element with which they are born under. With their tendency to escape reality and dive into the deep undercurrents of situations, expect digital conversations with a Water sign to be filled with emoticons, most likely from WeChat’s Sticker Shop with animated Emoticat, Cynical Rabbit, and Lazy Dog, among others to channel their daily sentiments.
WeChat envisions and innovates new ways for people to connect, communicate and share. A mobile social communication app designed for smartphone users, WeChat is the world’s fastest growing social app with over 100 million registered accounts internationally.
WeChat empowers users in fun and dynamic ways by bringing together messaging, social communication and gaming in one seamless, interactive experience, with comprehensive privacy and security settings that can be tailored as needed.
WeChat is an all-in-one app that enables users to add friends with several innovative features. These include highly convenient and reliable QR code scanning, phonebook and location-based connection services such as “Hold Together”, “People Nearby” and “Shake.” The platform facilitates social interaction with real-time “Walkie Talkie,” “Voice Call,” and “Video Call.” Supported on data networks and Wi-Fi, WeChat makes it easy to stay connected with friends anywhere, anytime. Users can choose to communicate and share photos one-on-one, or within their closed social network through “Moments”. The popular WeChat Sticker Shop has a variety of fun animated emoticons to express any emotion. Also, with a host of addictive WeChat Games, users can play and challenge their friends on the move, share scores and even find competitors nearby.
WeChat is available free for download on Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Symbian and Windows operating systems.
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