Pew study puts Americans' knowledge of the Internet to the test

By Shawn Knight
Nov 25, 2014
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  1. The Internet is ingrained in modern society. In addition to providing information and entertainment, it serves as the backbone of social interaction for millions. But how much do people actually know about the Internet and related technologies?

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  2. Experimentongod

    Experimentongod TS Addict Posts: 209   +82

    Most questions are irrelevant. What does the iPhone have to do with the Internet? Two questions about Twitter? *Facepalm*
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,335   +1,937

    The people who answered that question correctly probably aren't Apple owners, they're not exactly known for their intellect.
  4. Agreed, not internet knowledge, just trivia. I'm not bothered by the fact I missed the question on twitter maximum characters.
  5. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,408   +463

    For the average user thats the way they connect to the internet.
  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,430   +2,822

    That's the difference between knowing how to live and passing a college exam. They are frequently two different things.
  7. Raoul Duke

    Raoul Duke TS Guru Posts: 860   +307

    Mostly questions that fit the description of trivia than any 'knowledge'. But hey, knowing what movies are about to come out, and to be able to identify celebrities is far more important than any of that boring stuff they try and teach in school!

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