What type of user are you?

Lee Rainie from the Pew Internet & American Life Project gave a keynote at Internet Librarian 2007 titled “2.0 & the Internet World”.

In his presentation, he cited 10 major user groups:

Omnivores - 8% of population: More information gadgets, use voraciously
Connectors - 7% of popl. : More females than males
Lackluster Veterans - 8% of pop: frequent users, more males,
Productivity Enhancers - 8%: 40ish, like how tech helps them DO
Mobile Centrics: 10% - Love their cell phone. But not early adopters.
Connected but Hassled: 10% - High level of connectivity, cell phone, but they dont like it.
Inexperienced experimenters: 8% - Will occasionally take advantage of tech, but will sometimes try something
Light but satisfied: 15% - fine with what they have, don’t need any more. Mid 50s. Tech is not central to their lives.
Indifferents: 11% - I don’t like this stuff. Proudly disassociated from tech.
Off the network: 15% - don’t have cellphone, not on the net, nada.

To which group do you belong? Do your peers? Do most library patrons?

One Response to “What type of user are you?”

  1. beckyjean Says:

    I’m an omnivore according to the quiz. I don’t know how I’d be so productive or stay in touch as well as I do without technology. I’ve conducted group projects over blogs, we’re doing a staff training manual on a wiki, and I communicate with at least 50% friends almost exclusively through gmail chat. I think most of my peers are in this group as well. Maybe not so much on the production side of things, but I think for many of my friends and patrons (I work at the undergrad library on campus) technology has become a way of life.

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