Wednesday, 2 June 2010

What your Email Address says about You....

I read this on oatmeal.com and found it spookily accurate. How do you fit in?

@owndomainname.co.uk


Good chance of being skilled and capable

Perhaps even a programmer or designer


@gmail.com

Most likely knows their way around a computer

When the internet stops working, actually tries rebooting the router before calling a family member.


@hotmail.co.uk

Uses a Dell.

Still has issues with spyware

Still thinks Myspace is Hip

@yahoo.co.uk

Usually types with Caps Lock engaged

Sends you email chain letters saying that Bill Gates will eat your hard drive unless you forward this message to everyone you know.

@aol.com

Before asking for computer help, still thinks it's funny to say "I'm Computer illiterate Lol"

Calls you on the phone to tell you about a new website they've discovered then says "Ok...ay...go to....h....t....t....p....colon....forward slash....another forward slash....w....w....w....dot...."

Prints out emails and brings them over to your house

14 comments:

arwriter said...

i'd say it's pretty accurate.

Vicus Scurra said...

I feel neglected.
vicusscurra@sinclairzxspectrum.co.uk

Zig said...

zig@buyastampandpostit.co.uk

Roses said...

Oh boy.

I have both gmail and hotmail addresses.

But my main address is ntlworld.com...

I suppose that means I'm serious screwed up doesn't it?

(no surprise there)

Richard said...

I had owndomainname once but ran out of money. Yahoo one is wrong. Please pass this on to at least ten of your FRIENDS.

Roger said...

Arwriter: Welcome! I thought it was pretty accurate.

Vicus: No wonder you got taken over by Alan Sugar.

Zig: Thank goodness somebody is keeping our Post Offices open.

Roses: Nothing wrong about having multiple personality sundrome...

Richard: "Yahoo" always sounds like a Sloane Ranger answering the phone...

Geoff said...

I've got a talk21 address which I used to use with the old Sky TV keyboard. That was the future, that was.

Z said...

I reboot the router before calling the family member with his own domain name. So yes, I also think it's worryingly accurate.

Tim Footman said...

I used to have a bigfoot address, which people thought was my own domain name. My friend Nigel Hotmail provoked similar confusion.

Rog said...

Geoff: Talk21 seems so last Century now!

Z: I suppose it depends "what" you call a family member!

Tim: Bigfoot says too much about you but Nigel's done quite well for himself

Scarlet Blue said...

I'm a virgin.
Sx
...as well as a gmail.

Rog said...

Scarlet: Thank goodness Dave is on holiday!

Scarlet Blue said...

He's got a few surprises for when he comes home!
Sx

Christopher said...

christopher@wanadoo.fr

Hopeless in every respect except desperation. Maybe not quite as hopeless as close friend who tried the other day to get inside his Mac with a tin-opener.