Introducing The Digital Joneses Study

I have been waiting for about a month and a half now to share my exciting news and I’m finally able to– I will be participating in a study called “The Digital Joneses”. This study is organized by Internet security company Trend Micro and will follow seven bloggers {and our families} throughout the year as we complete monthly technology challenges. The goal of the study is to help improve and examine the struggles each family experiences with modern technology. Each challenge will identify and address one facet of digital security that is affecting living in a modern digitally-connected household.

Before I share about the first challenge I wanted to introduce the other bloggers that will be participating. They are Max from Attention Max, Lori from A Day In Motherhood, Stacie from The Divine Miss Mommy, Carol from NYCityMama, Michael from HighTechDad, and Stephanie from And Twins Make 5. You can learn more about the families here. I’m so honored to be part of such a wonderful group of successful bloggers!

For our first challenge, Sinisa and I had to take an online IQ quiz called: “Are You {Digitally} Smarter Than A 5th Grader?” Having been blogging since 2008 and online a lot longer than that I thought for sure I would ace the quiz. I ended up getting a score of 12 out of 16 and got the title of “security student”. Sinisa took the quiz and got an 8 out of 16 which was a “security wannabe”. Sinisa didn’t know the difference between “http” and “https” which I knew. On the flip side it asked to identify the Facebook logo and I got the question wrong. Seriously? I’ve been on that social network for years and have even gotten friends hooked on it but I couldn’t even pick the right logo out of four different ones. I also got a question wrong about networks that use cloud computing. I have heard of cloud computing but am not sure what exactly it is.

It’s obvious that I have a lot to learn about internet security still. Being online as much as I am it’s important to me to keep myself and my family safe as we work and play online. I look forward to the coming months and learning more about how I can do that.

How much do you know about internet security? Think you would get a better score than I did? Take the quiz and find out and then leave a comment below! I’d love to see how you all do on it.

(Disclosure: As stated above, this post is part of a study sponsored by Trend Micro that I am participating in. As a Digital Joneses family we are receiving assets to complete our challenges but all thoughts are my own.)

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6 thoughts on “Introducing The Digital Joneses Study

  1. Well, I would have to start off this study by stating that the struggle i have with modern technology is that it wont allow me to access the quiz on my iPad…quite interesting / ironic

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