My daughter is very tech savvy but she is more responsible with her time than me. She distributes her time between her school activities and reading and writing well so she is not on Twitter yet . When she asks me what the difference between a Geek and a nerd is , I yell for help and Twitter delivers. You will enjoy reading the responses. The answers were intelligent, funny and helpful. I am awed by the people who reponded . If you would like to add the conversation it will be awesome to get your comments.
Matze_Jimdo : haha, poor you. maybe: geek = computer related, nerd = general
markdavidson : A geek tinkers with stuff. A nerd researches stuff. There's a fine line between a computer nerd and a computer geek.
AlbertMaruggi : nerd knows a lot, but can't really find the right application for it and people are a necessary element of this world. How's that?
AlbertMaruggi : Geek knows alot and really can't stop talking about it no matter how hard they try, at parties, at ball games, they are obsessed
davefleet : guess: Nerd = Geek - social skills :)
gdruckman : from urban dictionary Geek= http://snurl.com/1vwbt and Nerd= http://snurl.com/1vwbv
mklopez : on a descending scale of social skills: geek > nerd > dork
technomom : There's definitely an expectation of social ineptitude involved with nerdishness, too
technomom : Nerds are ashamed of their geekiness? :-)
shelisrael : @tetesagehen I guess we're not joined at the hip one the geek/nerd issue. We're going to confuse the child of @
scottstead : http://tinyurl.com/2xkp59
TeteSagehen : a geek is a nerd with social skills
scottstead : geek is a more tech/chic term i think, while nerd i think has a more negative connotation? agree/disagree?
jeffhibbard : my picture is next to both entries in the dictionary :)
callkathy : Geeks have a personality :)
shelisrael : A geek is technical and socially unacceptable. A nerd need not be technical, maybe collect bugs, but he/she is also socially out.
hmason : I tend to go with the definition that geeks are nerds + technology. Dorks are geeks or nerds without the smarts.
rustybrick : http://tinyurl.com/2bvkys
jjgardner3 : thats easy, none
tndaisy1960 : A geek gets things done; a nerd just wishes he could.
rustybrick : geek loves tech stuff and nerd needs tech stuff ???