Skip to content

Degrees of nerdiness

August 8, 2010

Or how modern media is enabling the very character traits that made me highly unpopular in elementary school. I’m still emotionally scarred, but I think my inner geek is finally getting its revenge. Here’s proof.
paper clips

As if the stacks of magazines I have at home weren’t enough, I still cut out articles from newspapers. Admittedly, not that often. It’s much more pratical to bookmark those pieces online! The result is below.


Yes, I might be the only person on the Internet who has about 20 different folders for bookmarks, each with at least 20 links inside. That in addition to my Diigo bookmarks (Diigo is a social bookmarking tool similar to delicious).

Twitter I use even more enthusiastically – and it shows. Among the illustrous crowd I follow are many journalists (naturally) and news organizations (also, naturally). Then there’s ChartPorn. And Information=Beautiful. And Wired’s blogs on science and national security.

global marine life

Some interactive maps are mainly colorful. Click on image for link. Via @ChartPornOrg

In case you’re not yet convinced I was a nerd before being a nerd became cool:

At least I’m not alone.


From → Personally...

Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: