Scott Monty - Strategic Communications & Leadership Advisor

Scott Monty - Strategic Communications & Leadership Advisor

David Armano over at Logic+Emotion has posted an uproariously funny graphic, along with a perspective on geekdom.

The Geek-types who used to be social outcasts (well, let's face it, some still are) are now at the pinnacle of the 2.0 phenomenon. According to Wikipedia, "geek" is defined as:
A person who is fascinated, perhaps obsessively, by obscure or very specific areas of knowledge and imagination, usually electronic or virual in nature.
But to step it up from Geek 1.0, according to Armano, "these aren't your parents' Geeks. These are the Geeks that invent the Facebook's Firefoxes and Flickr's of the world."

Bottom line: anyone with a passion about something specific, with a profound knowledge in that area - technology, literature, sports, music - is (or can be) a Geek. Hell, I'm a Marketing Geek!

Thanks to a number of well-placed and innovative Geeks, we now have the ability to share our geekiness through user-generated experiences, creating opportunities for others to share our knowledge and enjoy the thing each of us is passionate about.

The Geeks shall inherit the earth!

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