New and shiny
In winter 2007 you told us about your love of gadgets, from mobile phones to games consoles. We also found out what role technology plays in your life and whether or not your granny really does mean more to you than a new iPod.
A whopping 98% of you own or use a mobile, while only 92% have a landline. 90% of you also have internet on your mobile phones and 30% of you use it regularly.
One in ten of you are keen to upgrade your mobiles more often than once a year, but most of you (45%) are happy to wait for one to two years. 31% of you only get an upgrade if you lose your phone or it breaks.
Computers & gaming
The majority of you own or have access to a desktop PC (89%) and/or laptop (71%). Macs are far less popular as they are used or owned by only 23% of you. 8% of you own or have access to a blackberry, while 88% of you own or use a games console.
Uploads and downloads
Long gone are the days when only technical geniuses could upload their own content online. Here are the top five ways you like to make your mark:
Your own content
- Contributing to discussion boards: 25%
- Contributing to social networking sites: 24%
- Writing a blog: 16%
- Uploading images to a photo sharing site: 15%
- Maintaining your own website: 6%
The social networking sites you most commonly use are MySpace, Facebook and Bebo. More than eight in ten (84%) with pages visit them at least once a week and 60% visit them at least once a day. Just 5% visit them less than once a month.
Top five types of downloadable web content
- Singles: 27%
- TV programmes: 14%
- Movies: 11%
- Games: 11%
- Podcasts: 10%
The sites most commonly used to download files include Limewire, iTunes and BiTorrent.
Selling your gran
Is there any gadget you'd sell your nana for? Read on for the responses from the softies among you:
"No, I love my Nan"
"Never never never!"
"No, my family are too important."
"Nope – Granny is worth more than any gadget."
Clearly some of you just don't have a conscience judging by the following comments, although we might have let rip a giggle at one or two remarks.
"Well it depends which granny doesn't it. The nice one I'd sell for a Wii, the evil one I'd sell for a decent DVD player."
"I'd sell my granny for a virtual reality game room."
"No, although I might sell my gramps."
"I'd sell her for an iPod as I don't own one and feel crap about it."