Is the internet important to you? Do you use it at work? at home?
How many hours a day do you spend connected to the internet?
Which sites do you visit regularly? What sites are they? Why do you use them?
Which of these do you use every day? (Skype, SMS, E-mail, Instant messaging).
How many calls / messages do you send each day? (to who?)
How many calls / messages do you receive each day? (from who?)
Why do you use this particular form of communication?
How many phones do you own? How many do you use?
How often do you change your phone?
Is it important to you to have the latest model?
Do you own any of these technological devices? Smart phone, computer, sat.nav., MP3 player (ipod), satellite TV…
Which is most important in your life? How often / why / when do you use it?
Are you part of a “social network” like My Space, Facebook or Instagram?
What “functions” of your life do you do “on-line”? (i.e. banking, meeting new friends, reading newspapers)
Everyone has a mobile phone now… What do you use yours for?
Do you : make phone calls? send SMS’s? check e-mail? access the internet? Play games?
Do you store data (your address book, for example) in your phone?
Do you use your phone for work? How? Does your company pay for your calls?
Do you watch things on YouTube? What?
Do you listen to radio on the Internet? (You should! To improve your English!!)
Do you feel part of a “community” when you use the Internet? What “community” are you part of?
Is this a substitute for a more “traditional” type of community? (i.e. belonging to a club)
Do you BUY films and music, or do you download films / music from the internet?
Legally? How do you feel about “pirates” who copy films / music? Is it OK?
Do you play computer games? On game consoles (Nintendo, Wii), or on your computer, or on your mobile phone, or on-line?
Many people think that computer games are “bad for young people”. Do you agree?
What technology couldn’t you live without?
Do you think we have TOO MUCH technology in our lives? Would things be better if we returned to simpler ways of doing things? (i.e. the slow food movement)
… or do you think we need even MORE technology? What inventions would you like to see in the future? Why?