This may be just me, but does anyone else feel as if Instructables is a social network of nerds?
10 years ago
10 years ago
I do think we are that and more however. I.E. more than 'just' a social network, the purpose being "more" for the sharing of projects than just chatting about them or each other. :-)
Not exactly. Ibles lacks some of the site features that I think it would need to qualify as one. There's certainly a community here with some prominent and popular users (the celebrities, if you will), and there are many more dedicated posters and plenty of lurkers too. This site is more of a project network with the potential to be a nerd social net.
Otherwise I'm talking out my rear, deliriously waiting for an infusion of tools.
11 years ago
I agree with caitlinsdad - geeks love to hack stuff, so it's no wonder a site like this attracts that demographic.
11 years ago
Are you calling me a demographic?! Well you are a fezztizzio. See? I can make up words too, Sister.
Here, Keith, I'm going to buy you a wonderful thing, it's called a dictionary...take two, they're small...
I know what a demographic is! Its.....a kind of hot sauce?
Not so much.
(Psst. Lira. I knew what it meant. Why must you ruin 2 perfectly good jokes?)
(Psssst. Keith-Kid. I knew you knew. Have you never heard of someone playing the straight man?)
(Psst. Lira. I'm used to you being a buzzkill. Forgive me if I fall back on experience....)
Don't you wish we knew half as much as we thought we did as teens? LOL
I think it was a typo, you are a demon graphic.
I thought about that, but I went with demographic....
You might say the Prototyper's Palace :-)
maybe community is a better word than social network. It's a forum (and a little more), forums are communities, not socially networked people. :)
I find it strange that you look at this like 'a forum and a little more,' when I'm pretty sure that the site "Instructalbles.com" was mainly ment for... Instructables?
I was making the assumption of only referring to the forums. Yes the main focus is on Instructables. I view the forums as somewhere where all the makers can sit back and take part in general chit-chat, in a way gluing Instructables together at the back. It's cool
Nope. Take me for instance. I am not what you would define as a nerd. Closest thing that has ever existed in the history of mankind to what I am would be a Renaissance man, on par with Leonardo HIMSELF. But I'm just not into drawing dissections of women's uterus.OK maybe not on par with Leo, but more like MacGyver, a jack of all trades type person with some SKILLZ
XD I'm sorry to be the one to tell you, man, but you are definitely a nerd.
I am hurt, you obviously don't know me...JK, But you are right, you would have to encounter me in my native habitat to see/believe my claims of ass-kickin goodness
But it's good to be a nerd.
Turbonerd is a more fitting title.
As for me, I'm just a dork who happens to make witty remarks.
I might have to agree...
Keep dreamin, Renaissance Man x)
Jealous wannabe :P
We don't discriminate, but we are geeks.
Thats the difference. We label ourselves as geeks, because thats what we are. Not what someone has told us we are.
I love the amusement when some tells me im a geek, as an insult, and my reply is 'and proud of it'.
You and about... oh... maybe 89% of the rest of us.
. You can call me anything but late for supper. heehee
lol Me too !
I too am a proud geek.
i feel that way to and i love it its sort of as if the actual project instructions are extra! and i lioke it that way so dont change it!