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Computer users with messy desktops are more likely to be liberal, educated city-dwellers who are career-minded and good at math, while those that keep their computer icons neat and tidy are more likely to be young tech-savvy suburbanites that say their personal life is more important than work. At least according to a new survey.

A new study by Hunch.com — a site that makes recommendations based on preferences, ranging from which car you should drive to which vacation or college choice is best for you — suggests your computer desktop says a lot about you, from education level to political views.
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Hunch used 80 million answers to questions that it asked its 700,000 members to predict particular demographics, personality and other characteristics based on their computer desktop.

The report found that gender plays a role in whether or not a desktop is clean: Men are 13 percent more likely than women to have neat desktops compared to women.

Education is also a factor, as messy desktop users are 7 percent more likely to have completed a four-year college degree and 19 percent more likely to have completed a graduate degree.

People who live in crowded cities are also more inclined to keep a cluttered desktop (42 percent), while those that keep it clean are 9 percent more likely to live in the suburbs and 13 percent more likely to live in a rural area.

“Messiness seems to skew two ways; someone may be messy because they use the computer for various endeavors, which could explain why CEOs are more likely to have messy desktops,” Amanda Green, lead author of the Hunch report, told TechNewsDaily. “On the other side of the spectrum, some people are messy because they don't know how to get organized. They're not that comfortable with their computers, and they may not really rely on the computer enough to let the mess bother them.”
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or its about knowing how to make your **** ez to find stuff in
    
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Interesting. My desktop on my sig rig is nearly as clean as can be, while the desktop on my laptop for school is messy as hell. I wonder if people with clean desktops are more likely to also have a cleaner house or apartment?
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or its about knowing how to make your **** ez to find stuff in
Drats, I wanted to respond but I just can't seem to find my keybored. O wannabe better haf, do u know where I buried my keybored?
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Interesting. My desktop on my sig rig is nearly as clean as can be, while the desktop on my laptop for school is messy as hell. I wonder if people with clean desktops are more likely to also have a cleaner house or apartment?
Opposite here. My netbook is what I do all my work on, and it couldn't be more organized and clean. My PC gets cluttered throughout in about a month and I just want to wipe it.
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I don't know a crap about maths and my desktop is cluttered to death lol.
   
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Haha, I wonder what my desktop says about me then
And no, I'm not just showing off my wallpaper, notice the white line in the bottom left corner.

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I wonder if people with clean desktops are more likely to also have a cleaner house or apartment?
My desk is a total mess, I usually wash the dishes once every 2-3 days and clean the floors twice a month at the very best. So the answer is NO

Edited by Hyoketsu - 5/17/11 at 2:27am
     
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What if I dont't have a single icon on desktop?
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What if I dont't have a single icon on desktop?
Then it means you probably have most of your software and shortcuts under quick launch, like me

I wonder what those folks would say about us...
Farmers, who barely managed to finish highschool and can only dream about establishing a business? Not me, that's for sure
     
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What if I dont't have a single icon on desktop?
Yeah, I disable all desktop stuff.
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