HTML is a Sexually Transmitted Disease

Americans Think HTML as STD

A recent study has declared that Americans are not up to the speed in technical terms. In a survey, nearly 11% of the people said they thought HTML was a sexually transmitted disease. But what actually HTML is – a programming language that is used to create websites.

VoucherCloud surveyed 2,392 men and women aged 18 years and above with both tech and non-tech questions. They were asked to choose among three possible answers. They were tested on their technical knowledge without informing this to the people. The result said that they had a very low knowledge about computer and technology. Another embarrassing thing is that most of them thought HTML as a communicable disease. This makes me want to ask questions to the American #1 std testing provider, How is this happening? What are you doing to teach people better?

Still, they found Americans being unaware of some other aspects too.

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

Despite all these incorrect answers, 61% of the respondents said it is important to have a good knowledge of technology in this day and age.

The National Science Foundation Survey found that 1 in 4 Americans Doesn’t Know Earth Orbits the Sun. After which this survey took part for the Americans which found further more facts about the Americans. It declared that 1 in 10 Americans think that HTML is a Sexually Transmitted Disease. Instead, it’s a language that is used to create websites.

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