As usual I’m a bit late as I saw the email on Sunday but was too busy geeking out on Call of Duty and hanging out with the family. YouTube has dedicated the entire week to me *ahem* Geeks! Take a look inside at the schedule and what you’ll get to see in YouTube’s Geek Week!
Meaning of the Word Geek?
- An unfashionable or socially inept person.
- A person with an eccentric devotion to a particular interest: “a computer geek”.
- A carnival performer often billed as a wild man whose act usually includes biting the head off a live chicken or snake.
The term “Geek” has blown up into so many different facets. No more is a Geek personified as just the guy in horned-rimmed glasses with the piece of tape holding them together, pocket protector, Texas Instruments scientific calculator who is great at fixing computers. Now it has turned into so many different ‘sub-genre’ like “Movie Geek”, “Book Geek”, “Dr. Who Geek”,”Comic Geek”, “Gamer Geek”, “Cos-Play Geek”, “Table top Geek”, “Computer Geek”, the list goes on and on… So in honor of what was once a social pariah is now considered “normal” and “mainstream” (whatever that crap is..) YouTube is now presenting a week entirely dedicated to us Geeks!
YouTube Geek Week
YouTube is embracing the Geek this week featuring a plethora of awesome geekiness! From Film, to Gaming, Super Heroes, and just plain old fashioned smart Geeks – YouTube plans on covering them all! Take a look below at the schedule:
- August 4th: Block Buster Sunday
- August 5th: Global Geekery Monday
- August 6th: Braniac Tuesday
- August 7th: Super Wednesday
- August 8th: Gaming Thursday
- August 9th: Fan Friday
- August 10th: Best of Geek Week Saturday
Easter Eggs and More!
Make sure to follow them on Twitter using #GeekWeek
And of course take a look at the following YouTube trailer below to see what Geek Week is all about!
Are you a self-professed geek? Be proud and leave a comment below! And let me know what your favorite has been so far!