Scots most ‘digitally savvy’ citizens in the UK?


I’m not sure whether this is good news or whether it reinforces the dour stereotype. A survey by the Carnegie Trust UK of 5 000 people of all ages across the UK and Ireland found that Scots:

  • had the highest proportion of people using a passcode to protect their phone
  • were as likely to verify information against another source than not verify it
  • had the highest proportion of people reporting to use a passcode
  • were most likely to turn off location services
  • were more likely to use a different (non-real) name online
  • were less likely to use public wifi online banking

So, different again?


10 thoughts on “Scots most ‘digitally savvy’ citizens in the UK?

  1. Bugger (the Panda) October 1, 2017 / 9:27 am

    I have been using this second e-mail address and persona so long that I am beginning to believe it is the real me.

    It all started when I signed up to NASA to have my name sent on a CD to Mars. I then sent my ex there next.

    Some months later that e-mail address was passed to Barack Obama’s Election Campaign.

    I received e- mails starting

    Dear Bugger.

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  2. macgilleleabhar October 1, 2017 / 9:37 am

    Interesting stuff and for what it’s worth it all seems logical to me.
    Could the fact that we tend to verify information be a result of a constant deluge of misinformation from the MSM?

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