Friday Fun: Test Your Technology Type

February 8, 2008 at 11:43 am 9 comments

PEW Internet and American Life Project has a quick 10 question test for people to see what kind of technology user they are.

When looking at the different types of users, I was pretty suprised to see that the American population was well dispersed between the 10 different categories.

My results pegged me as an Omnivore, which comprises 8% of the general population. The provided description was pretty accurate, the only big miss being that I do not own a Blackberry/iphone.

But I will…. oh yes, I will. bwahahahahahaha!


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  • 1. Janie L. Hermann  |  February 8, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    Not so young and definitely not male or a student, but Pew most certainly classifies me as an Omnivore as well.

  • 2. waltc  |  February 8, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    Tyler, Not directly relevant to this post, but: I’m attempting to request permission to reuse some of your Library Garden posts in the PALINET Leadership Network, and can’t find an email address. Help? Walt Crawford, or

  • 3. pollyalida  |  February 11, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    Janie, I can keep you company in the ‘not so young and definitely not male or student’ omnivore group! I took this quiz (or a similar one?) a few months ago. Didn’t come out as an omnivore then. Working my way up the food chain?

  • 4. booklady  |  February 12, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    Thanks! That was fun. I’m not quite an omnivore, but close. I think it’s the lack of a PDA that did it, or the fact that I rarely use my cell phone.

  • 5. Susan  |  February 13, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    Lots of fun Ty. Thanks! I made a mention on Pop. P.S. I am an omnivore too.

  • 6. lemasney  |  February 15, 2008 at 10:31 am

    Great share. I’m an omnivore too. 😉


  • 7. Janie L. Hermann  |  February 15, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    So it seems that the readers of LG are omnivores (or close to it).

  • 8. waltc  |  February 15, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    Not all of us. Pew calls me a “Lackluster Veteran.” What I call Pew in return? An outfit that’s moved from research & observation to flat-out advocacy. Which is a shame.

  • 9. Janie L. Hermann  |  February 15, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    waltc for the win!

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