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7/28/10 / Supercop

Privacy – or lack thereof – online

I haven’t verified these statistics, nor do I plan to, but it is nice to know I’m not losing much by not using Facebook and Google – as in losing privacy and personal information.


iPad owners are selfish douchebags

Maybe douchebags is a bit harsh, and reflects my own personal prejudice against Apple fanboys. A study, however, says that iPad owners are perceived as “selfish elitists.” According to this article:

According to a new study the psychological profile of iPad owners can be summed up as “selfish elites” while have-not critics are “independent geeks.”

iPad owners tend to be:

six times more likely to be “wealthy, well-educated, power-hungry, over-achieving, sophisticated, unkind and non-altruistic 30-50 year olds


MyType speculates that one factor could be the device’s high price tag, and because screen-bound workaholics are likely to want another screen with which to stay engaged. The urge to include another screen in one’s life correlates strongly to seeing value in connecting to information in a new way, which is basically a nice way of saying what a lot of people were saying when the iPad was released: What do you need one for, really?

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