The "Nerd Alert" Report...

by Rachelle Hruska · March 3, 2009

[Illuminated plastic balls meant to represent cloud computing at the IBM stand at the CeBIT Tech trade fair. Photo by Getty]

Don't you know that nerds are the new cool kids?  It's time I start updating you on what the nerds have been up to...

The CeBIT Technology trade fair is the world's largest computer and IT trade fair and it starts today in Hanover, Germany. (Runs until March 8th). 4,300 firms from 69 countries are on hand at the #1 marketplace for digital solutions, trends and innovations.

All eyes are on Twitter. The site took over the Huffington Post yesterday, Skittles has changed it’s homepage to one giant live streaming Twitter, the company turned down a Facebook sale, and they may have just found their way to make money through AdAge.  @RachelleHruska is pleased [AdAge]. Not to mention I basically caught the new Jimmy Fallon Late Night show via Twitter today.

Today is National Grammar Day! If you adore clean, correct sentences this is your day. The festivities are well under way at the official National Grammar Day site.

Today is also Square Root Day! This rare holiday only occurs when the day, and the month are both the square root of the last two digits of the current year.  Numerically, March 3, 2009, can be expressed as 3/3/09, or mathematically as ?9 = 3, or 3² = 3 × 3 = 9. launched a new applet at called '' - it is a dead simple way to post your music to the cloud in 3 clicks, and then stream it basically anywhere you want to play it (home, work, etc) -- there is a demo video explaining how to use it HERE. Using the newly release API base iPhone application 'droppler'