Are you a “tech savvy”?

Last year I wrote a post asking if you are a “couch potato”. Today, I have a new question: “are you a tech savvy?” Before answering my question, I guess I have to tell you what “tech savvy” means.

According to dictionaries, “savvy” is an informal and slang word which refers to a person who has a very good knowledge of how things are done or even how things work. In Portuguese, we can say that “savvy” means something like “pessoa que manja muito de um assunto“, “pessoa que tem muita habilidade com algo e, portanto, é um ‘expert’“. Remember: this is an informal and slang word. So, just use it when talking to friend, family members and in informal situation.

As for the word “tech” is short for “technology“. Not much to say here!

Then, we have “tech savvy” which means “a person who knows how to use technology and who is very good at learning and using technology” [tech savvy = pessoa que manja bem de tecnologias]. Tech savvies know how to use state-of-the-art telephones, computers, etc. They have no problem and dealing with new technologies. Tech savvies loves to be on the internet: Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, Orkut, etc. Tech savvies are really very good at dealing with technology.

I know a lot of tech savvies and I’m pretty sure that you also have lots of friends who are tech savvies. In fact, are you a tech savvy? Take a look at the cute little girl on the picute. She definitely is a tech savvy, isn’t she?

If you are not a tech savvy, what kind of savvy are you? Financial savvy? Political savvy? Business savvy? Street savvy? Media savvy? Just tell me! I’m really interested to know. Let’s find out what what kind of savvies are reading this blog.

13 Comentários

  1. Well, I can say my husband is a tech savvy, but not one who uses Twitter or the like. He's more into getting to know cutting-edge technology and resources to keep his network safe (I mean, at the company he works for).As for me, I'm a Tolkien savvy. =D Can I say that? Hehehe.I was already familiar with that word, for Johnny Depp uses it a lot in many of the movies he's been in. =PThanks for the tips; I've been learning a lot from them. And congrats on this great blog.Have a great weekend.Teacher Líria – RS

  2. Hello, I particularly consider myself a language savvy. Because whatever the language is I take it easily. For example, once I was in my work and got some Frenchmen there, they started talking in French and that called my attention. Later with so many curiosities I've gone there to ask them and then I noticed I learned the expressions quickly. Even I was impressed how fast I learned those expressios/words. So for that reason I think I'm language savvy.Thank you for your work Denilso, keep walking!!! Bye, hugs…

  3. Parabéns Denilso, adorei a dica de hoje, não imaginava o que significava antes de ler o tópico.Parabéns!!

  4. I'm not a tech savvy, but I try to know everything about midia and technology.

  5. Hello Denilso,I think that I`M NOT a tech savvy, but I work with tourism, I`m Tourism Guide and I try to read everything about places, cities, history. I like very much to do this. Have a nice day.

  6. Hi friend, your blog is very explanatory, interesting and informative. Answering your question,i´m pretty sure that i´m a tech savvy! I like new techs, to explore the new and cool things that are within this awesome world.See ya

  7. Hi, I think I'm a tech savvy, but I'm always learning something new about it.I really like your blog. Congratulations!

  8. Olá, Denilso!!! Arrasou na dica! Adorei…Meus alunos também estão adorando seu blog e se depender de mim será o blog mais visitado no mundo!!!Não lembro se você já postou algo falando, mas como seria a expressão " tem tudo a ver comigo". Por exemplo, se você receber um presente de alguem e quiser dizer: "- Nossa adorei, esse presente tem tudo a ver comigo…" Aguardo sua ajuda…Parabénsss!!! Bjs

  9. Hey Denilso!I was reading your post and I realy appreciated!And yes! I'm a Tech Savvy! XDI love technology! It's part of my life!I would like to say Thank you! Your blog and your books made me improve my English so quickly!As you know, you're famous! Keep doing your realy good work!Take care!

  10. I'm a tech savvy.Congratulations for the good job.Way to go!

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