Thursday, May 10, 2007

What's your Geek Quotient?

A new poll, with accompanying online quiz by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, reveals that we're not all bloggers, obsessively checking our RSS feeds, catching up on podcasts during our workouts, text messaging each other, weeding spam out of our inboxes, or carrying our Blackberrys everywhere. The PIALP study, "A Typology of Information and Communication Technology Users," has found, for example,
Fully half of adults have a more distant or non-existent relationship to modern information technology. Some of this diffidence is driven by people’s concerns about information overload; some is related to people’s sense that their gadgets have more capacity than users can master; some is connected to people’s sense that things like blogging and creating home-brew videos for YouTube is not for them; and some is rooted in people’s inability to afford or their unwillingness to buy the gear that would bring them into the digital age.
Take the quiz for yourself at the site.

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