- Overall Brits scored 30.8% when tested on 2018 technology terms.
- 25-34 year olds are the most tech savvy age group, scoring 35% on the test, the least savvy were the 45-54 year olds who scored just 24.7%.
- The Northern Irish are the most tech savvy in the UK scoring 39.3% on the buzzwords quiz.
- See how you score on the 2018 tech buzzword quiz
Just 27% of Brits knew that it’s a network of physical appliances that send and receive data – for example when your fridge ‘talks’ to an app on your phone to tell it you’re run out of milk, or a central system in your home that can control lighting, temperature or security systems.
Instead, 43.9% thought it was a search engine of unusual online information, 19% thought it was an online space that requires software to view and 10.1% thought it was a tech based podcast!
Similarly 27.5% of us believe Blockchain is a word to describe a person who doesn’t forward those (rather creepy) chain emails that keep going around. 27.3% of us think it’s a system to block chain-based emails and 13% of us thought it was when multiple people block one person on social media.
Less than a third (32.2%) of Brits knew that a blockchain is a ledger of all cryptocurrency transactions.
Overall, Brits scored 30.8% on the tech buzzwords quiz. When broken down by gender it showed that men overall (35.3%) scored higher than women (26.7%).
The most tech savvy age group were the 25-34 year olds, scoring 35% on the test. Just behind them were the 55-64’s (33.1%), the over 65’s (32%), and the 35-44 year olds (28.9%). Surprisingly the 18-24’s only scored 28.4% on the test! Surprisingly, the least tech savvy age group were the 45-54 year olds who scored just 24.7% overall.
People of Northern Ireland scored the highest (39.3% in total) followed by regions such as Yorkshire and the Humber, and the West Midlands, who scored 28.7% and 28.2% respectively. Bottom of the list were the North West and Scotland, who both scored 23.1% on the quiz overall.
See how your tech knowledge compares by taking interactive quiz below.