The Pew Internet and American Life Project has a history of producing some very interesting research and reports on the use of the Internet and evolving technologies.
The Pew Internet Project is an initiative of the Pew Research Center, a
nonprofit “fact tank” that provides information on the issues,
attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. Pew Internet
explores the impact of the internet on children, families, communities,
the work place, schools, health care and civic/political life. The
Project is nonpartisan and takes no position on policy issues.
Prof. Shannon shared with me an online quiz they are conducting that provides some insight into Internet/mobile usage, and the type of user you are:
Where Do You Fit?
Do you cringe when your cell phone rings? Do
you suffer from withdrawal when you can’t check your Blackberry? Do you
rush to post your vacation video to your Web site? The questions below
allow you to place yourself in one of the categories in the Pew
Internet Project’s Typology of Information and Communication Technology
Users. To identify the typology group to which you belong, please
answer the questions below. When you press the ‘Calculate My Results’
button, a new page will tell you in which group you fit, along with a
description of the general characteristics of that group.
I’m, not surprisingly, an Omnivore, but you’ll have to take the quiz to find out what that means, and what you are!
Take the quiz here, and post your results in the comments!