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How To Get Your Girl To Be More of A Geek


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How To Get Your Girl To Be More of A Geek

  1. “ How to get your girl to be more of a geek?”
  2. 1. A geek? <ul><li>The word geek is a slang term, noting individuals as &quot;a peculiar or otherwise odd person, especially one who is perceived to be overly obsessed with one or more things including those of intellectuality, electronics , gaming, etc.“ </li></ul><ul><li>Says Wikipedia . </li></ul>
  3. 1. A geek? <ul><li>How do you measure ‘obsessed with’? </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook users? Wii players? </li></ul><ul><li>No, geeks are innovators and early adopters. </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook and Wii are common. </li></ul>
  4. 1. A geek? <ul><li>But Twitter isn’t! </li></ul><ul><li>So let’s say getting your girl/boy on Twitter makes him/her more of a geek. </li></ul><ul><li>= </li></ul><ul><li>makes your mission accomplished </li></ul>
  5. 2. Seven steps to geekiness <ul><li>Step by step </li></ul><ul><li>Not using common technology like Facebook/Wii/… ? Start there. </li></ul><ul><li>Is she using Facebook etc, you might go a bit further. (creating an event, trying another platform,…) </li></ul>
  6. 2. Seven steps to geekiness <ul><li>2. Create curiosity </li></ul><ul><li>“ Honey, I just saw on Twitter that there’s been an attack in Mumbai” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Baby, have you seen those pics of Martha’s birthday party on Facebook?” </li></ul><ul><li>Example of Tijs </li></ul>
  7. 2. Seven steps to geekiness <ul><li>3. Know what touches him/her when </li></ul><ul><li>-Does she/he love to be in touch with friends far away? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduce him/her to Facebook when a close friend who just left the country is also on Facebook </li></ul></ul><ul><li>-Does she/he want to lose weight? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Go to friends with a Wii Fit and introduce her to it. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>-Does she/he want to know what you are doing? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Propose to use the Gcalendar, when he/she whines that he/she doesn’t know where you are heading to. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>-Is he/she a born writer? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make a blog together </li></ul></ul><ul><li>!Lots of people told me they were on Facebook ‘caus otherwise they missed out on pics and news of friends. They ‘d feel isolated! </li></ul>
  9. 2. Seven steps to geekiness <ul><li>4. Know who can convince her </li></ul><ul><li>You are the geek! So probably another (not so geeky) person can convince her better. </li></ul><ul><li>Make alliances! </li></ul>
  11. 2. Seven steps to geekiness <ul><li>5. Make geekiness an experience </li></ul><ul><li>-wireless on internet in a cosy couch vs behind a desk in a cold room </li></ul><ul><li>-mini laptop or nice stickers for the laptop </li></ul><ul><li>-nice looking cellphone vs old thing </li></ul><ul><li>Example Geert </li></ul>
  12. 2. Seven steps to geekiness <ul><li>6. Reward </li></ul><ul><li>-Mention how much you like it that sh’s using a platform, tool,… </li></ul><ul><li>-Buy her that sticker for her laptop ‘cause she uses her Gcalendar so well </li></ul><ul><li>-Give her/him a virtual present on Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>_... </li></ul>
  13. 2. Seven steps to geekiness <ul><li>7. Stick together to keep it rolling </li></ul><ul><li>You love it so much that your partner has finally made his/her first geeky steps </li></ul><ul><li>So make sure you do geeky things together </li></ul><ul><li>Help her with the next steps (make her curious, ask her friends to help, reward her,…) </li></ul>
  14. 2. Seven steps to geekiness <ul><li>Only like that, continuity can be created and your mission can be accomplished. </li></ul>
  15. 3. Why make her/him a geek?
  16. 3. Why make him/her a geek? <ul><li>“ Overigens: moest je argumenten zoeken om je eigen partner online te krijgen, het is niet altijd aan te raden. De aandacht voor mij is drastisch afgenomen thuis sinds ze twittert, plurkt en blogt ;)” </li></ul><ul><li>Sigrid </li></ul>
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