Digital IQ of U.S. Senators

There are seven U.S. senators rated as “genius” when it comes to “Digital I.Q.,” with Arizona Sen. John McCain taking top honors with a score of 156. Sadly, Hawaii Sens. Daniel Inouye and Daniel Akaka fared poorly, receiving a “Feeble” score of 64, and a “Challenged” score of 78, respectively.

GW study rates U.S. Senators’ ‘Digital IQ’

In a world of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, Republican Senators have an edge over their Democratic counterparts, a joint study by researchers at GW and New York University found.

Former Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., had the top Digital IQ score, earning a “genius” classification. The other six senators considered geniuses were Sens. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., Scott Brown, R-Mass., Al Franken, D-Minn., John Cornyn, R-Texas, Harry Reid, D-Nev. and Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.

You can download the full report [PDF Link].

Ryan Ozawa

Ryan Kawailani Ozawa has immersed himself in new technologies and online communities since the days before the web. From running a dial-up BBS in the early '90s to exploring today’s dynamic world of "Web 2.0" and social media, he has long embraced and evangelized the ways in which technology can bring people together.