When you wake up, do you reach for your phone before reaching for your other half? Do you log on to Facebook before washing your face? Or do you think Twitter is something only birds do? New research has looked into our relationships with the vast range of gadgets and gizmos in our lives and divided us up into six very different personality types…
1 What’s the very first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?
A) Think about what to eat
B) Check Facebook to see what everyone’s been up to while you were sleeping
C) Post a photo of your breakfast on Instagram
D) Check that all your many gadgets are charged and ready for the day ahead
E) Consult your online calendar to see what’s on today
F) Browse Pinterest to fnd inspiration for your day
2 When you’re on a bus or train, do you…
A) Read a book
C)Tweet to the world about how annoying the person sitting next to you is
D) Frantically search for a socket to charge your e-reader/laptop/smartphone
E) Use the time to learn a new skill
F) Write a blog post
3 When out with friends, are you…
A) Savouring the moment and the memories you’re creating
B) Sitting back and enjoying the buzz of the conversation
C) Taking endless selfes – Facebook friends will be SO jealous of the fun you’re having
D) Paying the bill with your contactless app and tracking how many calories you’ve put away on your hi-tech wristband
E) Telling friends about your latest hobby or passion
F) Getting inspiration for your next project
4 What was the last thing you read?
A) My favourite magazine
B) The Facebook timeline of a girl I haven’t had anything to do with since we were in primary school together
C) My latest tweets – gosh, I’m actually very funny
D) An article about a new gadget that I’ve discovered and I really need in my life
E) A new recipe for a dish I’m keen to perfect
F) An inspiring feature about a female entrepreneur
5 When you frst heard about iPads, you thought…
A) Must be a new brand of sanitary towel
B) I’d like to see someone using one to understand what it’s all about
C) It’ll make sharing photos even easier
D) I’m camping out to be the frst to get one!
E) I’d really like to have one of those to follow recipes from – no more printouts!
F) It would be a doddle using one of those whenever I need to update my website
You’re a Make-Doer
Oh, you are so not tech obsessed. You’ve done just fne without being glued to your smartphone 24/7 and you’re certainly not about to change now. You make use of your trusty devices when you need to, but otherwise you focus your attention on what you consider to be the more important things in life. You favour real world interaction with real people and are ticking along nicely, thank you! Celeb Make-doer Emma Thompson falls into the make-doer camp – she famously once said her favourite piece of technology was a fountain pen.
You’re a Spectator
You’re an avid consumer of online media, but the truth is you prefer to watch the action from the sidelines, rarely posting or interacting with anyone – you’re often referred to as a ‘lurker’. You’re quite content with your current level of technology usage and you love that your devices continually open your eyes to interesting new things cropping up ‘out there’. Celebrity Spectator Carol McGiffn admits she’s not one to talk about her personal life on social media,but confesses that she loves reading other people’s updates and discovering what’s what in the world of online.
You’re a Sharer
You love to celebrate life and can’t wait to post all your favourite moments on your extended social networks. You live for Facebook ‘likes’ and you’re always on the hunt for that perfect photo so you can post it on instagram. Celebrity Sharer Reality star and notorious breaker of Internet, Kim Kardashian, is an obsessive selfe-taker who recently published a whole book of 2,000 of them! Her dedicated fans follow her every move via her reality TV show and Instagram page.
You’re a tinkerer
You’re all about the new. With your head permanently in the latest gizmos, you use technology at every turn to simplify your life. it’s important to you that you are one step ahead of the crowd and you have to be in the know about the next new thing in the world of tech. and once you’ve got your hands on the latest gadget, you love to show it off to friends and family. some might call you a techno-bore! Celeb Tinkerer Technology obsessed Rachel Riley landed what she described as her dream job on The Gadget Show. A true tinkerer, she’s always up to date with the latest must-have tech.
You’re a Self-improver
For you, technology is all about making life easier, freeing you up to do more of the things you love and to learn new things. Whether it’s an online sewing course or accessing your work calendar on the go, you love how useful tech can be. Celeb Self-Improver Tess Daly sees social media as a chance to further her career and tweets about her latest ventures, but steers clear of sharing more personal thoughts with her thousands of followers.
You’re a content creator
Do you always share things you’ve made or cooked online? as a content creator, you love to inspire your friends and family with your unique ideas. You use technology as a means to discover your next creative project – sites like Pinterest were created with you in mind. and once you’ve ‘made it’, you can’t wait to share it with friends. Celebrity Content Creator Whether it’s a cake she’s baked or a completely new look she’s pulled together, Fearne Cotton loves to inspire her followers with her creative ideas.