This Christmas over 1 million geeks around the globe will sit lonely in their bedrooms, misunderstood and ignored by a cruel world outside. Without "real" friends, they languish unloved in basements, offices and box rooms, hoping without hope for a better life.

How you can help...

All you need to give is a little time : a visit from a neighbour or a friendly phonecall can make the World of difference to a lonely geek. It will cost you nothing to give a geek a little of the human contact that he craves (yet instinctively shuns), brightening up the geek's world for a moment at least.

You can make a difference this holiday season by giving a geek the gift of friendship.

How to spot a Geek

  • Speaks in monosyllables (if at all)
  • Avoids eye contact
  • Starts conversations about Battlestar Galactica
  • Spends over 12 hours a day at a computer
  • Corrects you if you mispronounce "Linux"
  • Writes everyday emails in pseudo code
  • Has an elaborate adolescent email signature
  • Scoffs at inferior technology
  • Owns gadgets. Lots of them.

Find a geek near you

Geek Action Groups around the World are coordinating Geek befriending activities.
Find your local action group.

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