Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Act your age!

Once, a few years ago, someone told me I should act my age - that my natural exuberance was unseemly in one no longer in their teens/twenties.

Today, via Jay Cross, I came across Penelope Trunks' questionnaire and discovered that I'm still not acting my age... chronologically speaking.

Do you have your own web page? (1 point)
Have you made a web page for someone else? (2 points)
Do you IM your friends? (1 point)
Do you text your friends? (2 points)
Do you watch videos on YouTube? (1 point)
Do you remix video files from the Internet? (2 points)
Have you paid for and downloaded music from the Internet? (1 point)
Do you know where to download free (illegal) music from the Internet? (2 points)
Do you blog for professional reasons? (1 point)
Do you blog as a way to keep an online diary? (2 points)
Have you visited MySpace at least five times? (1 point)
Do you communicate with friends on Facebook? (2 points)
Do you use email to communicate with your parents? (1 point)
Did you text to communicate with your parents? (2 points)
Do you take photos with your phone? (1 point)
Do you share your photos from your phone with your friends? (2 points)

0-1 point - Baby Boomer
2-6 points - Generation Jones
6- 12 points - Generation X
12 or over - Generation Y

According to this, I am solidly a gen y-er. Act my age? Fugeddit! I'm having far too much fun.


diane said...


I took the poll too, and was pleased to score as Gen-X rather than my age-appropriate Baby Boomer. Don't think I'll ever be able to get my 85-year-old surviving parent online, so if I could just figure out my new cellphone...

Anonymous said...

Hi diane, thanks for the comment. Yeah - I felt the fact that I was able to answer yes to the question about using sms to communicate with my parents was more of a point in their favour than mine. My mother is an sms addict!

Oh, and just to big her up - my 81 year old mother-in-law emails us regularly and keeps up with our blogs.