nerd-trends have become even more mainstream as a result of the internet and online games. Facebook applications are also at fault for many nerd-trends that have resulted in the last 5 or so years.
Jonathan: Oh goody, let's have a scrabble marathon. Best out of 7 wins!
Marianna: actually, lets look up chuck Norris jokes!
Jonathan: No way Marianna, chuck Norris jokes are an old nerd-trend.