New Quiz: Are You Android or iPhone?

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Are you more like an Android phone or iPhone?

Are you an Android user? If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you are! I know this because a few months ago, I wrote a quiz called: Are You an iPhone or an iPad? Some of you really liked it, but some of you reminded me that not all of you are Apple product fans… And I listened! As you may know, I don’t like anyone to feel left out on Blogthings, so I tried to think outside the Apple box for my latest gadget quiz. I love technology of all sorts, and the last thing I’d want anyone to think is that I was pushing a certain viewpoint or company on Blogthings. (Actually, I’ll openly admit that I’m very pro-open source whenever possible… that’s my geeky bias!)

Now I know that not everyone who isn’t an Apple fan isn’t automatically an Android fan, but as of right now, they are the two dominant operating systems for smartphones and tablets. So I thought, why not put them up against each other to see which fits each person best. Luckily, there is a lot of research on the differences between Android and iPhone users (marketers are desperate for this kind of information!), so hopefully I was able to develop an accurate quiz. As always when it comes to generalizing, you may be an outlier, but I hope at least some of your result rings true for you.

Check out Are You Android or iPhone?, and let me know what you get. Is your result accurate for the type of smartphone you have? Or would at least like to have?

Discussion topics (Comment below and let me know any or all of these):

  1. What do you get on Are You Android or iPhone? Is it true for you?
  2. Are you a gadget geek when it comes to phones? Or is old school / simple okay for you?
  3. If you could have a mobile device that could only make calls, text, or surf the web, which one feature would you choose?
  4. Take Are You a Mac or a PC? What do you think of your result?



New Quiz: Are You An Early Adopter?

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Do you embrace new technology and ideas? Or do you stick to what’s tried and true?

Are you the first person you know to buy a new gadget, try a new idea, discover a new band, or go to a new restaurant? If so, you may be what people call an “early adopter” – someone who notices and embraces trends right before they become popular. And early means very early – early adopters represent the first ten to fifteen percent of a product or idea’s customer base.

If you’re like me, you’ve probably hear the term “early adopter” before. I was surprised to learn that there is a whole lifecycle to how an idea, trend, or product gets adopted. The early adopters come early, but there’s a few people even earlier than them… the innovators. And after the early adopters, the early majority embraces a trend, followed by the late majority. Finally, people who are more traditional (“traditionalists”) may or may not embrace something once it becomes mainstream.

I find this a fascinating topic, and research seems to suggest that whether you embrace something quickly or slowly says a lot about your personality. Makes sense – there is a huge gulf between innovator and traditionalist. I thought that this would be an interesting topic to write about, and I decided to widen it a bit past technology. Not all of us can afford the latest Apple gadgets, but many of us are quick to adopt new ideas, foods, and fashion trends 🙂

To find out where you are on the adoption lifecycle, take my latest quiz: Are You An Early Adopter? Let me know what you get on this one, and what you think about new ideas / technology / trends in general.

Discussion topics (Comment below and let me know any or all of these):

  1. What do you get on Are You An Early Adopter? Is it true for you?
  2. What sort of things do you tend to be an early adopter for?
  3. What sort of things do you tend to be a late adopter for?
  4. Have you ever been an early adopter of something that didn’t work out?

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New Quiz: Are You an iPhone or an iPad?

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Are you more of a tablet or smartphone user?

I’ve been noticing recently that there are two types of tech toy people – iPhone people and iPad people. (Or if you’d like, smartphone people and tablet people.) I fall firmly in the second camp. I have a smartphone, but I don’t use it all that much. In fact, I often let the battery drain down, and I’m infamous for missing calls and texts. My tablet, on the other hand, is always with me. If I’m not working on Blogthings, I can often be found surfing the web on my tablet.

Very few of my friends are also tablet people, and by observing them, I’ve definitely noticed the personality differences between tablet people and smartphone people. Tablet people like myself seem to be quieter, more into being a homebody, plodding, literary… Smartphone people tend to be more outgoing and on the go. They are creative in their own way, but they tend to be more music and photography types.

These differences make sense to me as one device is portable and one is less so. Plus, smartphones all have built in internet, while a lot of tablets only use wifi. So if you want to be out and about taking photos of your friends, an iPhone makes sense. But if you’re more like me – the lounge around the house reading a book type – you might prefer an iPad.

What about you? Are You an iPhone or an iPad? Take my latest quiz to find out what suits you better. And if you’re not an Apple fan, no worries – just consider this a quiz about tablets vs smartphones.

Discussion topics (Comment below and let me know any or all of these):

  1. What do you get on Are You an iPhone or an iPad? Is it true for you?
  2. What gadget or technological item are you most addicted to?
  3. Can you imagine a tablet or a smartphone ever replacing the need to have a computer?

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