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Americans think HTML is what?

Americans think HTML is what?

A new shocking survey from vouchercloud.net reveals that despite labeling themselves as tech-savvy, a majority of Americans don't know simple tech terms.

For example, it's not shocking to me that 77 percent couldn't say what SEO is: Search Engine Optimization. However, more than a quarter of us (27 percent) think that a gigabyte is a bite from an insect found in South America. Another quarter of us (23 percent) think that MP3 isn't a music file, but rather a little robot from Star Wars. And what about a Blu-Ray? For 18 percent of us, it's a marine animal.

Oh yeah, and that USB cable you use almost every day: 12 percent of Americans think that's an acronym for a European country.

Forty-two percent of respondents think that a motherboard is an upper deck on a cruise ship, and 15 percent believe that software is comfortable clothing.

Now, this one is my favorite; 10 percent of Americans believe that the common abbreviation for the computer language that powers Internet websites HTML, (stands for hypertext markup language), is a sexually transmitted disease.

Click here to see the full report from the LA Times.

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