Maslow’s Hierarchy of Internet Needs (IMAGE)

Maslow’s classic hierarchy of needs has now been updated and adapted for the Internet age:


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30 Responses to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Internet Needs (IMAGE)

  1. jkloneffnet2 says:

    lol cats are so 2000

  2. Obvious says:

    porn is clearly the most basic need of internauts

  3. anon says:

    Where does stumble fit in here?

  4. me says:

    hahahah, t3h EPIC LULZ!!!!11

  5. Demi says:

    Okay, so the “productivity” triangle needs to be smaller.

  6. Stitch says:


  7. lol cats will never die!

  8. eilen1 says:

    This concept does not reflect the life style of global icons in space discoveries and policing the world for safety? does it???

  9. borinboy says:

    pretty much except for the fact 90% of the internet is porn and Prince has declared the internet to be dead so this chart may not be entirely true.

  10. Puccipoo says:

    Productivity is #3 or #4.
    Social networks is #1 and porn is #2, conservatively.

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  12. jerrysizzler says:

    Personally, I would put a little more emphasis on self-diagnosing illnesses and possibly include the addition of compulsive Youtube voyeurism but all in all, you’ve really got something here.

  13. cynthia says:


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  15. fishbonedice says:

    clearly we haven’t even considered social porn…


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  20. pg says:

    hahaha self-diagnosing on webmd, so true

  21. Cailin says:

    This is quite hilarious. I use the internet pretty much solely for Facebook, blogging, Stumbling, and adorable fuzzy animals.

  22. AlexK says:

    I didn’t meet anything of the purposes of common use here like: paying your bills, using phone, buying air tickets, video chat with your lovely ones over the Globe etc. Same time this “Maslov’s Hierarchy of Internet Needs” probably fits the needs of the author. It is looking like it fits itself perfectly to the own level of “The need to build self-esteem by viewing the idiocy of others”.

  23. Marcotte says:

    Where is the level pointless bickering in blog comments?

    • AlexK says:

      I guess some of the comments above (including mine and yours) fit the same mentioned level of the “Maslow’s classic hierarchy” and it’s only one sign of classics in it. :)))

  24. Adam says:

    My goal is actually to be productive when I’m on the computer (i.e. Internetz), but getting through this hierarchy is so freaking time consuming that I often that I seldom pass the finish line. 😦 Right now, I’m right there, but I’ve got to make some lunch in 10 minutes, so what’s the point?

    • Adam says:

      “that I often that I seldom pass the finish line”, nicely formulated. I Russia! (jk) 😀

      Should be: that I seldom pass […]

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