The good old days when you could step outside the front door and shout a dinner countdown to your kids are pretty much gone forever. Nowadays, a shout-out isn't a family-friendly bellow that grub's on the table. When you want the latest on your cousin in Miami or an update on how Great Aunt Maud's doing at the retirement home, your best bet may be to hop on the information superhighway for updates about friends and family at a distance, too. Let's see how much you know about the current stats (and acronyms) of modern family communications. If you're texting prowess is legendary and your Facebook wall is always current, this should be child's play.
Question 1 of 20
According to a research report published by Microsoft Corp., working in conjunction with the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), what percentage of those surveyed felt online communication was a helpful form of family communication?
Question 2 of 20
You know kids are into social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, but how many adults use social networking sites?
Question 3 of 20
According to the same Pew Research Center study, what percentage of adults use social networking to reconnect with friends they've lost touch with?
Question 4 of 20
How many children between the ages of 6 and 9 have cell phones?
Question 5 of 20
What is Skype?
Question 6 of 20
Some cell phones (and other devices) come equipped with GPS locator chips. What does GPS stand for?
Question 7 of 20
Across the globe, about how many people are talking on cell phones every second?
Question 8 of 20
How long does the average consumer use a cell phone before pitching (or recycling) it?
Question 9 of 20
Is it a good idea to put a TV in your tween's bedroom?
Question 10 of 20
How many Americans never use the Internet?
Question 11 of 20
How many teens with cell phones have admitted to texting while driving?
Question 12 of 20
What percentage of kids between the ages of 12 and 17 own a mobile device like a cell phone?
Question 13 of 20
What is the biggest reason parents buy their children cell phones?
Question 14 of 20
Facebook is one of the premier social networking sites on the Web. About how many active users are there on Facebook across the world?
Question 15 of 20
If you don't keep in touch with family via Facebook, you may tweet them your latest news using the popular Twitter microblogging service. What's the maximum number of characters allowed in a Twitter tweet (mini-blog post)?
Question 16 of 20
Using a cell phone to text suggestive material can be a big no-no, especially during family time. What is this type of texting called?
Question 17 of 20
If you've started texting with the kids -- or the grandkids -- knowing the right abbreviations can make you look pretty cool. When texting, what does "831" mean?
Question 18 of 20
Here's another texting abbreviation you should know: 9.
Question 19 of 20
The Internet is making it easier than ever for families to trace their roots using geneaology sites and software. What's the most popular online site for genealogy research?
Question 20 of 20