Jumping off Wedsnesday’s post on the problem of nerd-bashing and its effects, I thought having a Sunday Sites devoted to that topic would be appropriate.
http://apps.facebook.com/techynerdtest/ Nerd Self-Tests for diagnosis are not a new thing. There are hundreds of them online, many of them give insight into the stereotype. My score is straight through the roof.
http://www.craigslist.org/about/best/sfo/66795671.html Guide to Dating: Why Nerds Aren’t as Bad as they are Thought to Be.
http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/4626075.Meet_the_man_so_shy_he_s_never_even_kissed_a_woman/ Shyness is usually associated with nerdity. Read on.
http://bash.org/ A treasure trove of nerd humor and quotes.
http://www.paulgraham.com/nerds.html Why Nerds are Unpopular by Paul Graham
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=nerd The Urban Dictionary gives us some excellent information on the topic.
http://www.nypress.com/article-18303-nerds-dont-rock.html A lengthy and excellent interview on nerds and the discrimination that they face.
http://blogs.nyu.edu/blogs/gc69/stdin/nerds/ A book review discussing nerdiness.
That’s it for this week. Check out the Facebook page for My Back Pages if you want to start a discussion.