Think you know technology? Pew Research’s Internet Project reveals a lot about our “Web IQ”

If you are a die-hard mobile user, chances are you know that the first iPhone came out in 2007, and that Twitter has a 140 character limit. That also means you likely understand the use of “hashtags,” formerly known as “pound” symbols.

We are fairly certain our readership knows that a megabyte is bigger than a kilobyte, and could also pic Bill Gates or Sheryl Sandberg out of a line-up. However, our regular readers would also not be surprised to know that they are the exception.

Pew Research conducted a survey of 1,066 adults and gauged their knowledge across a number of those topics, and others. Younger demographics scored higher, on average, but the median still followed the classic “bell curve” with most respondents answering in the middle third.

To see how you measure up, you can take the survey too. Just click on the source link below. We know you will not cheat, so tell us your score.

source: Pew Research



1. ebinpissac

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

better than 95%

2. Dee79

Posts: 307; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Think you know technology?... How is asking how many characters twitters allows anything to do with technology. Stupid! I got to that question then quit

3. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Who is Sheryl Sandberg? But I got all the other Qs. Does that make me not informed about the Net and mobile technology? Maybe they should ask what latency refers to, instead of whether someone's pic is recognized? Survey was probably put together by marketing hacks.

4. Valdomero

Posts: 697; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

It should be named: Think you know trends in popular technology?. Scientists must write their research titles in a way that people aren't misleaded.

5. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

99% of the fandriods would fail this, a bunch of narcissist wanna be tech people, when in reality they don't know jack.

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