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1 in 10 Americans think HTML is an STD, study finds
Los Angeles Times ^ | March 4, 2014, 10:40 a.m. | Salvador Rodriguez

Posted on 03/04/2014 2:09:35 PM PST by Olog-hai

If you’re talking tech with Americans, you may want to avoid using any jargon. A recent study found that many Americans are lost when it comes to tech-related terms, with 11% saying that they thought HTML—a language that is used to create websites—was a sexually transmitted disease. […]

Besides HTML, there were some other amusing findings:


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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet; Health/Medicine; Humor; Society
KEYWORDS: stupidpeople
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1 posted on 03/04/2014 2:09:35 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
OK. I missed SEO.

But those who think HTML is an STD are Obama voters.

2 posted on 03/04/2014 2:12:31 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Olog-hai

I am pretty computer savvy but couldn’t have told you what SEO stood for.


3 posted on 03/04/2014 2:13:10 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Olog-hai

They’re right. It’s an internet virus, don’t cha kno?


4 posted on 03/04/2014 2:13:11 PM PST by faithhopecharity (" uri)
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To: Olog-hai
The same people who thought:

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5 posted on 03/04/2014 2:13:31 PM PST by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice.)
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To: Olog-hai

It can be. Haven’t you heard of cyber sex? ;-)


6 posted on 03/04/2014 2:13:39 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Olog-hai

FUBO is still what it’s always been...


8 posted on 03/04/2014 2:16:23 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Olog-hai

That’s what happens when something becomes an appliance. How many folks know the wattage of their microwave? Cubic inches/ liters of their engine? Why HDMI cables are HDMI? A limited number of people actually care about the guts of what they use everyday, they just want to make it work.


9 posted on 03/04/2014 2:17:00 PM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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To: Vigilanteman; Olog-hai; Cyber Liberty
"But those who think HTML is an STD are Obama voters."

I recall these words back in the day: "Italics OFF! Italics OFF! Why won't the *&@# Italics shut OFF!?
Not an STD, but definitely a plague!

10 posted on 03/04/2014 2:17:02 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Olog-hai

Well for some of us barley know how to log in types, it is a disease. /S


11 posted on 03/04/2014 2:18:03 PM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Olog-hai

OOOH, and here I thought a gigabyte was one of those nasty homosexual acts...


12 posted on 03/04/2014 2:18:15 PM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Vigilanteman

HTML, you catch it in the HTML Community Sandbox!


13 posted on 03/04/2014 2:18:48 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Olog-hai
In fact, USB is a type of connector. ...No it isn't.

Ignorance in a story about ignorance.

14 posted on 03/04/2014 2:20:35 PM PST by Half Vast Conspiracy (The bill was the subject of a truly awe-inspiring tsunami of poorly informed indignation. Rich Lowry)
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To: TexasCajun

Phew! There’s a load off my mind. I thought it was one of those you caught from public toilet seats.


15 posted on 03/04/2014 2:21:15 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Olog-hai

and at least 1 in ten Americans think that the sun revolves around the earth daily.


16 posted on 03/04/2014 2:21:37 PM PST by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: Olog-hai
I never heard of SEO until now.
Somehow it never came up even once in ten years of polite conversation.
I recognize the others, but I'm actually bad at acronyms.

17 posted on 03/04/2014 2:22:10 PM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Darksheare

Most Obama voters think Moby Dick is an STD!


18 posted on 03/04/2014 2:22:56 PM PST by cumbo78
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To: Boogieman

only in very very “Unclean Run Down Restaurants” can u catch all kinds of diseases in thier restrooms.


19 posted on 03/04/2014 2:23:11 PM PST by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: cumbo78

Or a musician.


20 posted on 03/04/2014 2:24:06 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Olog-hai

What is a beeber ?


21 posted on 03/04/2014 2:24:42 PM PST by al baby (Hi MomÂ… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: Olog-hai

USB is NOT a connector.
Ok maybe in California it is.
It is a defined bus protocol for plug an play devices.
The connector is just part of the definition.


22 posted on 03/04/2014 2:24:53 PM PST by Zathras
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

23 posted on 03/04/2014 2:25:36 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: al baby

LOL!
It is a useful debice, or so I am told.


24 posted on 03/04/2014 2:26:09 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Olog-hai

Apparently they interviewed the ObieCare website managers.


25 posted on 03/04/2014 2:27:38 PM PST by ArmstedFragg (Hoaxey Dopey Changey)
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To: Olog-hai

Okay, so I couldn’t name SEO.

But it still doesn’t change the fact that DNC is an STD...


26 posted on 03/04/2014 2:30:15 PM PST by Old Sarge (TINVOWOOT: There Is No Voting Our Way Out Of This)
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To: Olog-hai
HTML is a gateway to Java.

Java is an incurable disease.

27 posted on 03/04/2014 2:30:33 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: Darksheare

Most people have no idea what AM & PM actually stand for.


28 posted on 03/04/2014 2:31:12 PM PST by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

HTML leads to java, java leads to ActiveX, ActiveX leads to suffering.
The path of the darkside are these.


29 posted on 03/04/2014 2:31:30 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Olog-hai

And how many could tell you who the US fought in WWII or who The Speaker of The House is?


30 posted on 03/04/2014 2:31:30 PM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: muir_redwoods

Latin.
And I don’t recall much of it at all.


31 posted on 03/04/2014 2:32:40 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

Well, at least they didn’t say USB was a form of public transportation.


32 posted on 03/04/2014 2:33:43 PM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: muir_redwoods

I do recall it was “before midday” and “After midday”, but the latin words don’t come to mind.
Ante and Post, but what the deuce was the spelling of the other half?


33 posted on 03/04/2014 2:35:04 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Darksheare

Those danged Italians....

(I miss the WFOD)


34 posted on 03/04/2014 2:35:29 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Olog-hai

Many web sites are best viewed with a condom strapped across your eyes.


35 posted on 03/04/2014 2:37:40 PM PST by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Blinking marquee’d bolded italics.


36 posted on 03/04/2014 2:38:37 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: al baby

A bad singer, Baby, baby baby. (Unng!)


37 posted on 03/04/2014 2:42:28 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Olog-hai

SEO is what Obama thinks he is: the Supreme Executive Officer.


38 posted on 03/04/2014 2:42:29 PM PST by Disambiguator
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

What about truck stops?


39 posted on 03/04/2014 2:42:40 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Olog-hai
HTML - It might as well be an STD in some circles...The last time I went to a Web-Dev Meetup in San Francisco it turned out to be a thinly disguised singles event...mostly gay would-be web-developer singles and older guys hoping to score on 20-something techies (eg "oh yeah, my startup is just like the Next Big Thing, rly").

Gahh...

40 posted on 03/04/2014 2:44:19 PM PST by no-s (when democracy is displaced by tyranny, the armed citizen still gets to vote)
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To: Olog-hai

I did not know what SEO means.


41 posted on 03/04/2014 2:47:12 PM PST by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: Olog-hai
What could you *possibly* know about STDs,sweet cheeks?
42 posted on 03/04/2014 2:50:38 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: muir_redwoods
Most people have no idea what AM & PM actually stand for.

Oh please its a place to get gas and snack food

43 posted on 03/04/2014 2:51:41 PM PST by al baby (Hi MomÂ… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: Darksheare

Ante Meridian, Post Meridian.


44 posted on 03/04/2014 2:54:31 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Fresh Wind

Or stood for “Universal Savings Bank” or suchlike.


45 posted on 03/04/2014 2:58:34 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: DuncanWaring

Well, that’s a “duh” moment for the day for me.


46 posted on 03/04/2014 2:59:25 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Olog-hai

I know all the computer related ones but acronyms can be bothersome when people post them and you sit and try to figure them out, lol.


47 posted on 03/04/2014 2:59:40 PM PST by potlatch ("Dream as if you'll live forever...Live as if you'll die today")
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To: Vigilanteman
OK. I missed SEO.

SEO is a good one. Even after you learn the acronym expansion (search engine optimization), you might think it means making search engines work better (what Google, Bing, Yandex, etc. strive to do), to make them so good they appear to read your mind and cough up exactly the relevant result for the most ignorant query.

But that's not what it means at all. What it really means is making your stinkin' web site appear high in search engine rankings for relevant terms. That's what you hire a search engine optimization consultant or service to do. They will employ various strategies to game the search engine companies' algorithms to rank your site more highly than it deserves. In other words, SEO is all about making search engines work worse, at least from the internet user's point of view. Meanwhile, Google and the rest are hard at work fine tuning their algorithms to penalize sites that use SEO. More power to them!

48 posted on 03/04/2014 2:59:54 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: Olog-hai
Well, look at the demographic. ;-)

"The study was conducted by Vouchercloud.net, a coupons website, as a way to determine how knowledgeable users are when it comes to tech terms."

[And SEO would more honestly be SES: search engine spam.]


49 posted on 03/04/2014 3:00:40 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Zathras

Thumb drive is commonly used for USB.


50 posted on 03/04/2014 3:01:43 PM PST by potlatch ("Dream as if you'll live forever...Live as if you'll die today")
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