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Last week we wanted to know how long it has been since you wore a watch How Long Has It Been Since You Wore A Watch? [MakeUseOf Poll] How Long Has It Been Since You Wore A Watch? [MakeUseOf Poll] Geeks, teens and twenty-somethings mostly ditched their watches as soon as they got their first mobile phone. But these days even watch-lovers and old folk are finally leaving their watches at home. When did you... Read More . Unexpectedly, it seems most MakeUseOf readers still wear watches and love it.

Out of the 742 votes, we have this split: 52% still wear a watch; 19% ditched their watches in the last 1-11 years; 13% got rid of their watches in the 90s; 6% haven’t worn a watch as long as they can remember; 5% haven’t worn a watch since the 80s; 5% have some other temporary reason for not wearing a watch, but will probably get back to it soon.

Full results and this week’s poll after the jump.

It’s plain to see that most MakeUseOf readers still seem to really love their watches.

This week’s poll question is: Do You Support Hacktivism?


In the past year we’ve seen many different groups claim responsibility for a number of different hacktivism efforts with a wide variety of motives and victims. Most of us in the general public are aware of these, but not involved personally. So, it would be interesting to see how much support these hacktivism efforts have from our readers. Do you support hacktivism?

What are your thoughts on the hacktivism you’ve seen in the news? Which efforts do you think can be justified? Which ones do you think went too far? Why?

  1. Aibek
    September 19, 2011 at 9:03 am

    I support most of the movements as they are the only groups out there that can interfere and show resistance when no one else does or simply when there is too much of red tape involved. Having them around is essential in my opinion.

  2. TE
    September 12, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Poor choices for voting. I completely support hacktivism, but if you've heard of them, they aren't very good hacktivists. The fact that some very vocal groups of kids have garnered some attention and called it "hacktivism" is no reason to knoch the whole movement. But in the end, they at least got people talking about the cause. Know the power, fight the power, don't become the power.

    • Angela Alcorn
      September 12, 2011 at 3:51 pm

      Good point regarding the silent hacktivists. Although, some groups specifically want to get attention for their cause and that's the whole point of doing it.

      In regards to the poll, wouldn't your answer fall into "mostly" or "always"? What else would you suggest? I'll add it if you're quick to respond!

  3. Mark O'Neill
    September 12, 2011 at 11:24 am

    No.  The people who do it are irresponsible idiotic attention seekers, who don't think through the consequences of their actions before doing it.  They claim to be doing these things for the greater good but what greater good is served by posting the names, addresses and phone numbers of innocent people? (for example).  

    When the News Of The World newspaper collapsed, the payroll details of the staff were put online.  WHY?  What's the point of that?  To prove you can do it?

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