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View Poll Results: What age group do electronic book readers belong to?
0-15 0 0%
15-20 5 2.12%
20-30 32 13.56%
30-40 50 21.19%
40-50 66 27.97%
50-60 57 24.15%
60+ 26 11.02%
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:07 PM   #1
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Understanding what type of people use electronic book readers

So far I have found that we tend to be more computer savy then the averge person and tend not to read bestsellers because we like to read what we like not what is on a list. What age group do we belong to?
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:10 PM   #2
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I'll be curious to see the results of this one.
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:26 PM   #3
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Not sure how you want me to vote.. My age or what i *think* is the age group? Confusing poll.
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:29 PM   #4
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I'd like to know the result, too. I never saw anyone on MobileRead that is teenager. Almost all of you are 30+.

@ jgaiser: I think it asks about our age.

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Old 05-05-2011, 01:38 PM   #5
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So far I'm the only one who has confessed to 60+.
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:41 PM   #6
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I see youngsters (20's) reading ebooks on the bus. I suspect they tend to use mobile phones, so it's tougher to always tell if they're reading a book, or a blog. Fellow airplane passengers tend to be older (40+), gender I find evenly divided among all ages.
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So far I'm the only one who has confessed to 60+.
Voted my age, so now there's two of us...
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:57 PM   #8
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I see youngsters (20's) reading ebooks on the bus. I suspect they tend to use mobile phones, so it's tougher to always tell if they're reading a book, or a blog. Fellow airplane passengers tend to be older (40+), gender I find evenly divided among all ages.
ahh. In my country, if I see anyone using mobile phones no matter where they are: on bus, or at public places, or in class... they're certainly surfing the Internet, texting, blogging, playing games... everything but reading We don't have the "reading culture" here in my country. What do we do on the bus? We youngsters listen to music or texting, the others drift in and out of sleep. Reading is a rare thing to see, at least in public places. Of course it's different in the libraries, bookstores and on the planes, where magazines and newspapers are stacked in front of you and there's plenty time to do nothing but staring at the clouds.

I only saw one Vietnamese reading in a public place once, using her smart phone. In my entire life

So far I'm the youngest
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Old 05-05-2011, 02:01 PM   #9
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I think the cost of e-readers and the advertising has appealed to bibliophiles in the 30-40 age range.

However, I voted for my age 20-30.
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This is a strange poll. What is the relevance of this?
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ahh. In my country, if I see anyone using mobile phones no matter where they are: on bus, or at public places, or in class... they're certainly surfing the Internet, texting, blogging, playing games... everything but reading We don't have the "reading culture" here in my country. What do we do on the bus? We youngsters listen to music or texting, the others drift in and out of sleep. Reading is a rare thing to see, at least in public places. Of course it's different in the libraries, bookstores and on the planes, where magazines and newspapers are stacked in front of you and there's plenty time to do nothing but staring at the clouds.

I only saw one Vietnamese reading in a public place once, using her smart phone. In my entire life

So far I'm the youngest
Here in Microsoft-land (their HQ is less than an hour away), the youngsters probably find dedicated readers an old fogey thing - like rotary dial phones, and TV sets with channel changers.

My phone has email capability, but I don't use it, and wouldn't except perhaps for checking email, if I had to. The idea of reading anything longer on the tiny screen seems horrible.

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I think the cost of e-readers and the advertising has appealed to bibliophiles in the 30-40 age range.
I see folks over 40 using them when traveling - under 30's I think read on their mobile phones.
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I voted my age too, but I think the E-bookers are generally older than me. I know four people who have readers that are sixty plus, and only one who is in the 30's range and a family that shares a reader.
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The title threw me off. Age != type.

I think so far we've established from these recent polls that all respondents use MR and apparently don't mind doing polls. It is fun to see the results, I just don't know that they reflect an accurate picture outside the MR universe. I could be wrong, though, since I don't get out much. I pretty much stay in the MR universe most of the time here lately.

And my age group is tied for 1st. Woohoo! Go 30-40s!
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I think we are being type cast, by our age
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