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  • Study: One in Ten Americans Believe HTML is an STD

    We may not be as tech-savvy a nation as we thought.

    A coupons website called VoucherCloud.net has just released the results of a rather bizarre study, revealing that people aren’t all that up on techie-jargon the way you may have thought in 2014.

    When asked, 11% of participants guessed that HTML, the computer code used to create websites, is some form of a sexually transmitted disease.

    Among the other findings in the survey (which asked questions of over 2,000 men and women aged 18 and up):

    • 77% of respondents could not identify what SEO means. SEO stands for “Search-Engine Optimization”
    • 27% identified “gigabyte” as an insect commonly found in South America. A gigabyte is a measurement unit for the storage capacity of an electronic device.
    • 42% said they believed a “motherboard” was “the deck of a cruise ship.” A motherboard is usually a circuit board that holds many of the key components of a computer.
    • 23% thought an “MP3” was a “Star Wars” robot. It is actually an audio file.
    • 18% identified “Blu-ray” as a marine animal. It is a disc format typically used to store high-definition videos.
    • 15% said they believed “software” is comfortable clothing. Software is a general term for computer programs.
    • 12% said “USB” is the acronym for a European country. In fact, USB is a type of connector.

    As Donald Trump would say, it’s no wonder China is eating our lunch. Read more about the study here, and comment below.


    Matt Fox

    Senior Editor

    Fox has history in broadcasting that spans two decades. From his early days as an FM host and club DJ in the mid-90′s to his later experiences in political talk radio, he has always had a knack for combining topical news with his love for popular culture. Those experiences culminated in his position as executive producer for several radio shows featured in the TALKERS Heavy 100. Originally from New York, Fox has made the great pilgrimage down to sunny south Florida.

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