A great activity for everyone


By Jon Zajac

As a tech enthusiast and event planner, I love incorporating technology-themed “This or That” icebreaker questions into my events to get guests talking and connecting with each other. These types of questions can be especially effective in tech-focused gatherings such as conferences, meetups, and workshops. By encouraging attendees to share their opinions and experiences related to technology, you can create a dynamic and engaging atmosphere that fosters learning, collaboration, and innovation.

How to incorporate Technology themed This or That questions

To incorporate technology-themed “This or That” questions into your event, follow these steps:

  1. Prepare a list of questions beforehand that are related to technology trends, products, services, and issues. You can find inspiration from reading tech news articles, attending industry events, or browsing online forums and social media groups.

  2. Print out the questions on cards or display them on a screen or a poster board. Encourage your guests to form small groups of 3-5 people and take turns asking each other the questions. You can also create a rotation system where each group moves on to the next question after a set amount of time (e.g., 2-3 minutes).

  3. Make sure everyone has a chance to answer each question and listen actively to their responses. Encourage follow-up questions, comments, and discussions that build on the initial answers. You can also share your own insights and opinions about technology to keep the conversation flowing.

  4. After everyone has had a chance to answer all the questions, gather your guests in a larger group and ask them to share their favorite or most surprising answers. You can also use this opportunity to highlight any commonalities or connections that emerged during the activity.

  5. Consider using some of the insights or stories that came up during the “This or That” icebreaker as a springboard for further conversations and activities throughout the day. For example, you could organize a panel discussion based on one of the technology topics that was explored during the icebreaker, or create a workshop where attendees can learn more about a particular product or service that was mentioned.

Ideas on different themes of questions

To keep your technology-themed icebreaker questions fresh and engaging, you can explore different themes and categories that are relevant to the tech industry. Here are some ideas:

  • Trends: Ask questions about the current trends and innovations in technology (e.g., “What is your favorite emerging technology trend?” or “Which technology company do you admire the most?”).

  • Products: Ask questions about popular tech products and services (e.g., “What is your go-to gadget for productivity?” or “What apps or tools do you use to stay organized?”).

  • Services: Ask questions about technology services such as cloud computing, data analytics, and cybersecurity (e.g., “What is the most important consideration when choosing a cloud provider?” or “How do you ensure your data is secure online?”).

  • Ethics: Ask questions that explore the ethical implications of technology (e.g., “Do you think AI should be regulated?” or “What are the potential downsides of social media?”).

  • Diversity and inclusion: Ask questions that address diversity and inclusion in the tech industry (e.g., “What can companies do to promote diversity in their workforce?” or “How can we make technology more accessible for people with disabilities?”).

By incorporating these different themes of questions into your technology-themed icebreaker activity, you can create a stimulating and thought-provoking atmosphere that encourages attendees to learn from each other and engage in meaningful conversations. So why not give it a try and see how it can enhance your next tech event!

My favorite Technology themed This or That questions

  1. Apple or Android?
  2. PC or Mac?
  3. Google or Bing?
  4. Facebook or Twitter?
  5. Instagram or Snapchat?
  6. WhatsApp or iMessage?
  7. Skype or Zoom?
  8. Chrome or Firefox?
  9. iPhone or iPad?
  10. Smartphone or Tablet?
  11. Desktop or Laptop?
  12. Windows or Linux?
  13. iOS or Android OS?
  14. Apple Music or Spotify?
  15. Netflix or Hulu?
  16. Cable or Streaming?
  17. Virtual Reality or Augmented Reality?
  18. Wireless Earbuds or Wired Earphones?
  19. Smart Watch or Fitness Tracker?
  20. Wireless Mouse or Wired Mouse?
  21. Bluetooth or Wi-Fi?
  22. 4G or 5G?
  23. Amazon Echo or Google Home?
  24. Fitness App or Nutrition App?
  25. Podcast or Audiobook?
  26. Online Shopping or In-Store Shopping?
  27. Email or Text?
  28. Cloud Storage or External Hard Drive?
  29. Touchscreen or Keyboard?
  30. Video Call or Phone Call?
  31. Digital Camera or Smartphone Camera?
  32. Online Gaming or Console Gaming?
  33. eBook or Paper Book?
  34. Movie Theater or Home Theater?
  35. USB-C or Lightning?
  36. VR Gaming or Console Gaming?
  37. Wireless Charging or Wired Charging?
  38. Smart Home or Traditional Home?
  39. Password Manager or Writing Down Passwords?
  40. Desktop App or Web App?
  41. Virtual Keyboard or Physical Keyboard?
  42. Google Drive or Dropbox?
  43. VPN or Proxy?
  44. Noise-Cancelling Headphones or Regular Headphones?
  45. Online Learning or In-Person Learning?
  46. Smart Thermostat or Regular Thermostat?
  47. Smart Lock or Traditional Lock?
  48. Online Dating or Meeting in Person?
  49. WiFi Router or Mesh Network?

About the author

Jon Zajac

Jon Zajac

Founder & Chief Icebreaker

I started Icebreaker Spot because I truly believe that strong connections are the foundation of successful teams. I wanted to create a platform that would make it easy for people to find and share icebreakers and team building activities, empowering them to build trust, foster collaboration, and ultimately, achieve greatness together.