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- Yahoo! users likely to be overweight
- Hotmail’s for pessimists in the ‘burbs
PACKING on a few too many pounds and cramming your DVR with shows to watch? You’re probably an AOL user.
For example, it found AOL and Yahoo! users are most likely to be “overweight women” who “haven’t travelled outside their own country”.
Hotmail is relegated to pessimists in the suburbs, while Gmail is the hipster of the bunch with users who are most likely to be “thin young men” aged from 18 to 34, with a college education.
Hunch said that while Gmail users were overwhelmingly likely to be under 35 years old (72 per cent), AOL users were nearly as likely to be older than that benchmark (58 per cent).
The site also said looking for employment with an AOL address could relegate your application to the bottom of the pile below more up-to-date seekers.
“Job hunting with an AOL address? Leave that back in 1998,” Hunch’s Jon Russell wrote.
More than half of AOL and Yahoo! users confessed they were overweight, and just under half freely admitted they had never been outside their home country.
AOL also had highest proportion of users reporting that they had at least two DVRs in their home.
Conversely, Gmail users described themselves as svelte and a whopping 31 per cent said they had visited more than five countries outside their own – almost double the figure for users of Yahoo! and AOL.
You can see the full results on the Hunch blog.