Home News Reviews Forums Shop

What kind of tech user are you? (online quiz)

General discussion. Come introduce yourself. Talk about whataver you want!

What kind of tech user are you? (online quiz)

Postby dolphinius_rex on Sun May 06, 2007 7:05 pm

I saw this link off of a Yahoo news story, and thought it was nifty:

Apparently, I'm an omnivore:

Where do you fit?
Your Results
Based on your answers to the questionnaire, you most closely resemble survey respondents within the Omnivores typology group. This does not mean that you necessarily fit every group characteristic.

Omnivores make up 8% of the American public.

Basic Description
Members of this group use their extensive suite of technology tools to do an enormous range of things online, on the go, and with their cell phones. Omnivores are highly engaged with video online and digital content. Between blogging, maintaining their Web pages, remixing digital content, or posting their creations to their websites, they are creative participants in cyberspace.

Defining Characteristics
You might see them watching video on an iPod. They might talk about their video games or their participation in virtual worlds the way their parents talked about their favorite TV episode a generation ago. Much of this chatter will take place via instant messages, texting on a cell phone, or on personal blogs. Omnivores are particularly active in dealing with video content. Most have video or digital cameras, and most have tried watching TV on a non-television device, such as a laptop or a cell phone.

Omnivores embrace all this connectivity, feeling confident in how they manage information and their many devices. This puts information technology at the center of how they express themselves, do their jobs, and connect to their friends.

Who They Are
They are young, ethnically diverse, and mostly male (70%). The median age is 28; just more than half of them are under age 30, versus one in five in the general population. Over half are white (64%) and 11% are black (compared to 12% in the general population). English-speaking Hispanics make up 18% of this group. Perhaps unsurprisingly, many (42% versus the 13% average) of Omnivores are students.
Punch Cards -> Paper Tape -> Tape Drive -> 8" Floppy Diskette -> 5 1/4" Floppy Diskette -> 3 1/2" "Flippy" Diskette -> CD-R -> DVD±R -> BD-R

The Progression of Computer Media
User avatar
CD-RW Player
Posts: 6923
Joined: Fri Jan 31, 2003 6:14 pm
Location: Vancouver B.C. Canada

Postby LoneWolf on Mon May 07, 2007 9:55 am

Ominvore as well.

No fair...there is no option for "carnivore". ;)
Intel Q9450 @3.2GHz, Gigabyte GA EP45-UD3P, 4 x 2GB G.Skill @4-4-4-12
Antec P160SW case (modded), Xigmatek 750w PSU
3x 500GB (RAID-5), , OptiArc 7200S, ASUS E818A3T
Creative X-Fi XtremeGamer, Hauppauge HVR-1800, Radeon 4890
Dell 2407WFP
User avatar
CD-RW Player
Posts: 937
Joined: Thu Feb 06, 2003 4:41 pm
Location: Meecheegan

Postby hoxlund on Mon May 07, 2007 11:49 am

same exact results as dolphinius_rex

was very short quiz that didn't narrow people down with specific questions
Fractal Design Define R5 White Window Case
Corsair RM1000 Power Supply
MSI X99A XPower AC USB 3.1 Motherboard
Intel i7-5930K CPU @ 4.8GHz
Corsair H100i GTX 240mm CPU Cooler
Mushkin Blackline 4x8GB DDR4 2400 Memory
Asus 980Ti Strix OC
User avatar
CD-RW Player
Posts: 3706
Joined: Mon May 27, 2002 12:55 am
Location: RAF Lakenheath / Suffolk United Kingdom

Postby Wesociety on Mon May 07, 2007 5:33 pm

I'm sure 90% of the forum users here will be an omnivore. Not a very interesting "quiz" IMO. Nothing revealing or insightful gained from this activity...
http://WesleyTech.com <- Blu-ray Disc & consumer technology news, opinions & articles
User avatar
CD-RW Player
Posts: 1234
Joined: Tue Mar 09, 2004 11:33 am
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Postby CowboySlim on Mon May 07, 2007 7:35 pm

I'm a lackluster veteran.
It's because I detest cellphones.
I have one, but for me it is an emergency or convenience device.
I probably don't use it more than 2 minutes per day.
My rollover minutes for the last year would keep Paris Hilton going for a week (Slam usage excluded).
User avatar
CD-RW Player
Posts: 1868
Joined: Tue Jan 28, 2003 3:58 pm
Location: Huntington Beach, CA

Postby aviationwiz on Wed May 09, 2007 11:06 pm

Omnivore, of course.

My dad is a Lackluster Veteran.
User avatar
Plextor Fan(atic)
Posts: 4069
Joined: Tue Jul 16, 2002 2:55 am
Location: Home of the Red Tail

Return to The Beer Garden

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests

All Content is Copyright (c) 2001-2016 CDRLabs Inc.