Newsflash: you’re probably a lot more basic than you think you are. In fact, you’re so basic that this quiz from The Washington Post can guess how old you are and how much money you make based on the apps on your smartphone (32 questions).
Based on generalities such as ‘old people love iHeartRadio’ and ‘single people use SoundCloud for music’, WaPo was able to craft together a quiz that is akin to Internet Sorcery. I was certain that there was no way they’d guess my demographics correctly. I have SoundCloud on my phone but I’m not single. I have Yelp and FourSquare on my phone, which according to WaPo most people use one or the other, based on age. Low and behold I finished answer these 32 questions and I was completely mindfucked.
The quiz is 30 questions long, you answer each one with a ‘yes’ or ‘no’, and at the end it calculates your age + income. Here are the apps that WaPo used in order to identify the age and income of everyone in the world:
Words With Friends
FourSquare or Swarm
Tinder (or similar, Bumble, etc)
Cartwheel by Target
Fallout Shelter, Clash of Clans or Clash of Kings
Lookout Security & Antivirus
OkCupid, Plenty of Fish or similar
These are the 32 apps that define you as an individual. Well, they define your age + income.
Now, follow this link to take the quiz and see how basic you are (according to the Washington Post):