Why is it important?
For far too long geeks have been portrayed as outcasts and social misfits with bad dress sense and poor hairstyle choices. From as far back as George Mcfly in Back to the Future, to Mort Goldman (the drugs store owner in Family Guy with the red curly hair), geeks have acquired an undeserved reputation. Well we say no more. We're making a stand.
We love geeks!
We think we should all acknowledge that being a geek isn't a bad thing. Geeks are shaping the world after all! If it wasn't for a geek, there would be no internet and therefore there would be no Facebook! Vote for your favorite geek from the list of ten finalists by clicking on the poll tab above.
However Geek of the Year isn't simply a poll to find out who rules hardest, it's a movement, so get on board and spread the word.
What can you do?
Tell the world which geeks you admire in your status and change your profile picture to your favorite geek for a week. Don't be shy, this is your opportunity to make geeks realize that they're not outcasts, they're not misfits - they're loved.
Who are the nominations?
In no particular order:
- Mark Zuckerberg
- Seth Macfarlane
- Bill Gates
- Justin Bieber
- Sergey Brin and Larry Page
- Shigeru Miyamoto
- Albert Einstein
- Mila Kunis
- Linus Torvalds
- Milhouse Van Houten
Click here to see pictures of the nominated geeks
What do you have to do?
Which of the above nominations is your favourite? Pay homage to the Geek of your choice and vote for your winner.
The contest will end on 22nd April 2011. Vote in the Poll now!
More information about the nominated geeks:
Mark Zuckerberg is an American computer scientist, software developer and philanthropist best known for creating the social networking site Facebook, of which he is CEO and president.
Seth MacFarlane is an American animator, writer, comedian, producer, actor, singer, voice actor, and director, best known for creating the animated sitcoms Family Guy, American Dad! and The Cleveland Show.
Bill Gates is an American business magnate, philanthropist, author and is chairman of Microsoft, the software company he founded with Paul Allen.
Justin Bieber is a Canadian pop/R&B singer-songwriter and actor.
Sergey Brin and Larry Page
American computer scientists and industrialists who are best known as the co-founder of Google.
Shigeru Miyamoto is a Japanese video game designer and producer, known for his work at the video game production company Nintendo, where he created some of the most successful video game franchises of all time, including Mario, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, Star Fox, F-Zero, Super Smash Bros. and Pikmin.
Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who discovered the theory of general relativity, effecting a revolution in physics.
Mila Kunis is an American actress. Her television work includes the role of Jackie Burkhart on That '70s Show and the voice of Meg Griffin on the animated series Family Guy.
Linus Torvalds is a Finnish software engineer and hacker, best known for having initiated the development of the Linux kernel.
Milhouse Van Houten
Milhouse Mussolini Van Houten is a fictional character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Pamela Hayden.