With Facebook and YouTube and the internet in general wedging themselves into the hands of "normal people", geeks are slowly losing the essence of geekdom: the internet meme.
Take for example the Macy Day Parade Rick Roll. Having to explain rickrolling to your grandma is just plain weird. It's also painful to see jocks try to use "for the win", "The cake is a lie" and "I herd u liek mudkipz" in the wrong context.
Are you content with always having All Your Base Are Belong to Us and goatse and let "them" have lolcats and Chris Crocker? Or would you rather popular culture just gtfo our inside jokes?
This thread was caused by my programming class. It's an intro class, so it's required, and it's filled to the brim with the most non-nerdy kids you've ever seen. (Who in turn, program like crap). A recent survey of the class showed 80% own Macs and 10% know what Linux is. (So they're tools in general.) My teacher showed them xkcd, so now they all quote it. I'm elitist and proud.