I remember when being a nerd wasn’t a popular thing, but somehow nerd culture has taken center stage of pop-culturism. Now that nerd culture is the new “thing” there are lots of tech savvy posers in the world and following are several tech-related things that make people feel tech savvy even though they really aren’t.
Fact: Social networking doesn’t make you tech savvy; it makes you annoying. Sure, being able to connect and chat with people online has always been a geeky pass-time, but we are way pass the days of AIM and yahoo chat and nowadays social networking is just a big nosiness and gossiping forum. Posting a status update about how your farts smell differently after you’ve eaten a tub of ice doesn’t make you tech savvy; it makes you an idiot.
Cell phones are electronic gadgets and they have strong nerd-like potential – if used properly – but being a tech savvy nerd isn’t about how many people you can connect with – it’s about connecting with technology to the point that you feel more robot-like than human. When new cell phones hit the market droves of people hit retail stores in waves in order to purchase the latest cell phone gadget, but tech savvy nerds
If someone finds out that you own a smart phone, tablet, or MP3 player, they’ll often start asking about “apps.” “How many apps do you have” is one the most asked questions once someone finds out that you own an iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, or Android phone, and said gadgets are usually rated based on how many apps its owner can hoard in order to boost his/her ego. Having lots of apps on an app-ready gadget doesn’t mean that you’re a computer wizard; it means that you don’t know how to delete crappy apps from your cell phone, tablet, or MP3 player.
Anything Made by Apple
If you want to feel like a tech savvy tool, be sure to visit your local Apple Store and take notes. The greatest way to rank up easily in faux tech” savviness” is to purchase an expensive “mac” or “I” device from the Apple store. Buying a Mac or iPod (and its many forms including the iPhone) will let your friends know that not only are you tech savvy, but that you’re trendy, and are doing well financially. In addition to owning Apple gadgets, you must also learn phrases like “It just works,” and you’ll also need to spread misinformation like “Macs don’t catch viruses” and “Macs never crash or freeze.”
For more, read 5 High Tech Gadgets That’ll Boost Your Ego the Most , The 5 Biggest Tech Trends that Took Over in 2010 , and Four Popular Gadgets that Will Be Dead or Dying by 2011
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