The Circle of No Life – Blogger Edition

So you’ve seen the Circle of No Life, which may apply to a few of you, but for us professional bloggers, the circle is a little different. Check it out: For a few people, the items on the circle may be positioned a little differently, and there may even be one or two things missing, […]

To Tweet or Not to Tweet: The Lingo of Social Media and the New York Times

The New York Times—or more specifically their standards editor Phil Corbett—has decreed that the use of the word “tweet” is no longer welcome in the pages of the famed newspaper. His reasoning? Some social-media fans may disagree, but outside of ornithological contexts, “tweet” has not yet achieved the status of standard English. And standard English […]

Eight Ways to Be A Better Tweet Geek

Twitter is my preferred social network for a number of reasons. But more than anything I love it because it’s simple and, with the help of various clients and lists, easy to organize and keep track of. It’s far easier to spend twenty minutes a day catching up on tweets, in my opinion, than the […]

Up Close and Personal with One of Google’s Street View Cars

My pal Korben (who runs the most awesome French blog on the web, seriously) recently got his hands on a few close-up shots of a Google Street View vehicle, and when he sent me his link to the shots, I knew some of you guys would be interested in seeing them. Unfortunately, the 360° objective […]

Blogger’s home raided over iPhone leak

If you think selling an iPhone for $5,000 is criminal, you could be right. But it appears one buyer may also be in legal trouble. That buyer is tech site Gizmodo, which bought a prototype of the next edition of the iPhone after it was reportedly left in a California bar. The site took the […]

Job Offer: [GaS] is looking for a few good contributors

Edit: Please note that the position has been filled. Thanks to everyone who sent in an email! [Geeks Are Sexy] is currently looking for passionate IT people / geeks who are up to the challenge of blogging a few days each week about geekdom, technology and other IT related topics. Here are some reasons you […]

Geek etymology: five tech words explained

Geek: Originally the term referred to a carnival performer who would bite the head of animals, most commonly a chicken. It comes from “geck”, an old British term for “fool” which stems from a German word of the same spelling; another derivative is the Dutch “gek” (a crazy person). The most likely explanation for its […]

Scribe SEO WordPress Plugin: SEO Made Simple and Effective

I know for a fact that MANY of our readers are bloggers themselves, and among you, a lot use WordPress as their blogging platform of choice. What I’m going to show you today will not only help you get more traffic from search engines, but will do so without you having to compromise on the […]

GeekFest Montreal + Giveaway!

I’m not sure how many of you are aware that even though most of [GaS]’s contributors and readers come from the United States, this blog is actually being managed from Canada, more specifically from the region of Montreal, Quebec. So to help out the local geek community, I decided to officialy sponsor one of Montreal’s […]

Geeks Are Sexy Featured on Discovery News Podcast

By Jimmy Rogers (@me) Contributing Writer, [GAS] A few weeks ago we received a message from the fantastic guys over at the Discovery News Friday Feedbag podcast.  It seems one of their loyal listeners passed along a story of ours and they liked it so much they asked us if we’d like to do a little interview […]

A Date with a Dragon Down the Carpal Tunnel

So you might have noticed that I’ve gone quiet the last couple of weeks. All signals have been cut, so to speak, since I’ve got the geeky equivalent of a mogul skier’s torn ACL: that is, carpal tunnel syndrome (or, perhaps, RSI). It blows. In every respect it sucks. It’s all-encompassing pain, and it’s a […]

Homeworkers Event Offers Independence Without Isolation

In this age of broadband, more and more jobs — particularly those of a geeky nature — can be, and are done from home. While homeworking has its benefits, there are also some downsides, most notably the risk of feeling isolated and the potential to procrastinate with daytime television. One solution is co-working: renting a […]