I think that’s the term young folk would use for this survey from goo Ranking that looked at what people would be surprised to see their parents using like it was second nature.


Over the 22nd and 23rd of July 2011 1,114 members of the goo Research online monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 65.4% of the sample were female, 12.3% in their teens, 16.5% in their twenties, 28.6% in their thirties, 24.8% in their forties, 10.1% in their fifties, and 7.7% aged sixty or older. Note that the score in the results refers to the relative number of votes for each option, not a percentage of the total sample.

Here’s a couple of old folk giving it laldy on Dance Dance Revolution:

Via Japan Probe.

Ranking result

Q: What would you be surprised to see your parents using or doing skillfully? (Sample size=1,114)

Rank   Score
1 Smartphone 100
2 Twitter 70.3
3 mixi, Facebook, other SNS 66.8
4 English 61.3
5 iPad 55.3
6 Osaifu Keitai, mobile phone electronic cash 50.7
7 Electronic cash (non-mobile phone) 46.0
8 Social game 45.1
9= Microsoft Excel, Word, other office software 38.8
9= Console game 38.8
11 Portable audio player 37.9
12 Programming the video timer 34.8
13 Digital memo (Pomera, etc) 26.2
14 Printer, scanner 24.7
15 Car satellite navigation 21.1
16 Online shopping site 20.4

1 Comment

Lurker · October 12, 2011 at 12:06

Except for the glaring #4, this would be the same in almost any western(ized) country.

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