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November 15, 2007

encore, episodes, and yarn order
posted by soe 11:47 pm

Thursday is almost over, but Friday isn’t allowed to come before I post my Three Beautiful Things from the past week:

1. I knew fewer Springsteen songs than I expected to (although I could identify which albums a number of unrecognizable tunes must have come from), so I was terribly grateful when they finished their set, left the stage, and returned to play songs I knew the words to.

2. Being sick makes me want to watch tv. I entertained myself with Britcoms for an hour or two yesterday and today and then switched to the computer where I caught up on Heroes and Ugly Betty.

3. Thanks to Suzanne, I was able to determine that the reason I was going to run out of yarn for my Every Day Cardigan is because I was knitting with worsted weight yarn and not sport weight. (I knit a swatch and got gauge on the smaller needles, I swear!) I’ve placed an order with Peace Fleece for two more skeins of yarn and am past the elbow on sleeve #1. If the yarn arrives by the weekend (hmmm… that’s tomorrow, isn’t it?), I might be done with the sweater by Thanksgiving!

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just up between naps
posted by soe 12:39 pm

Still sick, but I thought some tea was in order, so I’m up for a little bit. While drinking my tea I thought I’d take part in this Pew Internet and American Life Project survey that Ann linked to. I’m going to bet that many of us who blog (or read blogs) are going to find similar results:

Based on your answers to the questionnaire, you most closely resemble survey respondents within the Connectors typology group. This does not mean that you necessarily fit every group characteristic.

Connectors make up 7% of the American public.

Basic Description
The Connectors’ collection of information technology is used for a mix of one-to-one and one-to-many communication. They very much like how ICTs keep them in touch with family and friends and they like how ICTs let them work in community groups to which they belong. They are participants in cyberspace – many blog or have their own web pages – but not at the rate of Omnivores. They are not as sure-footed in their dealings with ICTs as Omnivores. Connectors suspect their gadgets could do more for them, and some need help in getting new technology to function properly.

Defining Characteristics

Connectors combine a sense that information technology is good for social purposes with a clear recognition that online resources are a great way to learn new things. Their cell phones have a lot of features, and they also try new things with technology; more than half have watched TV programming on a device like a laptop computer or cell phone.

Who They Are
Connectors, which make up 7% of the population, have a median age of 38, with a majority (54%) in the 30-49 age range. Ethnically, it is mostly white (72%); 16% are Black and 12% are English-speaking Hispanics. The typical Connector has been online for 9 years, which suggests they were a second-wave of late 1990s adopters. Most are women (55%) and they rate above average in educational attainment and income.

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