geek vs. nerd

taken from here:

“Moving up the vertical axis, words become more geeky (‘#music’ → ‘#gadget’ → ‘#cosplay’), and moving left to right they become more nerdy (‘education’ → ‘grammar’ → ‘neuroscience’). Words along the diagonal are similarly geeky and nerdy, including social (‘#awkward’, ‘weirdo’), mainstream tech (‘#computers’, ‘#microsoft’), and sci-fi/fantasy terms (‘doctorwho,’ ‘#thehobbit’). Words in the lower-left (‘chores,’ ‘vegetables,’ ‘boobies’) aren’t really associated with either, while those in the upper-right (‘#avengers’, ‘#gamer’, ‘#glasses’) are strongly tied to both. Orange words are more geeky than nerdy, and blue words are the opposite.”

these are all based on tweets:

geek vs. nerd

i went ahead and circled (very unscientifically) all the words that i “identify” with — in other words, the topics/words that i believe that i think about/use frequently. seems like i’m slightly more of a nerd, but am also pretty geeky. i can live with that. (^_^)

geek vs. nerd - me

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space. the final frontier …

men in america care about space exploration more than women (2006 gss question):

whites in amerca care about space exploration more than blacks or people of other races:

and black women in america care least about space exploration:

uhura was either a complete figment of some hollywood writer’s imagination or another exception that proves the rule. (~_^)

people recently arrived in this country aren’t too keen on space exploration either:

nor are stooopid democrats (i know, that’s redundant):

is it any wonder that nasa staff still look like this? (not that there’s anything wrong with that!):

see also: “God, Dopamine, and 3-Dimensional Space” @neuropolitics.

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