First of all, I predict this survey on male/female online usage will make the rounds the next week and everyone and their gramma will post on it. It IS a very helpful study, if you're into them (which I'm not). Over the last 10 years, I've been compiling my own data about internet usage and I've taken time to write it all down for you because it's just such helpful data. It is unofficial though, so take it for what it's worth (which aint much).
- On MySpace, teenage girls are more likely to throw on a bra, push their chest out, and take a pic of themselves from above. They think men drool over this and will follow them anywhere. Men really discount these women as empty-headed and easy. Of course, if that's what these young ladies gals are trying to portray, then they should know that the strategy to look stupid and loose is working.
- Teenage boys are far too honest. It's been my experience that all but the most jaded teenage boys tell the God's-honest truth when online. They get into conversations with teenage gals online who rarely tell the truth and fall completely in love with them, only to see the girls stop responding to IMs and ignoring emails soon thereafter. Keep in mind I used to be a teenage girl so I can say this ;)
- Men are at least 4 times as likely to spam you on linkedIN. In fact, less than 1% of the spam linkedIN requests I get are from women. I did recieve 1 email from a lady months ago that was a spam request, but otherwise all others have been from men.
- Young men (20-25) are more likely to troll forums and message boards. I guess it has to do with the dastardly treatment they recieve from young women as teenagers. Whatever the cause, forums are FULL of men this age just itching to flame someone. In my experience the best thing to do when confronted by a flame-hungry troll is just to back away. Find a troll-free support group (a predominantly female group is usually a safe zone). FYI, steer clear of mommy groups. They can be ruthless as well.
- Geek women are very much in need of attention. Well, that's the only explanation I can give for the disturbing phenomena that plagues geeky places online. If a post is done on girl gaming, girls on TV, geek girls, etc. every women who knows how to spell computer (or even PC) comes out of the woodwork to scream "me too." Drives me bonkers!!! Lurk on digg comments or G4's message boards to see what I mean. Grr…
- Older women are 4 times as likely to download the pop-up ad that warns of a 'critical update needed' for their computer. Shoot, my mom has downloaded it multiple times in one day. Of course, she still sends me empty YackPack messages because she hasn't gotten her free Mic yet and she forgets that she needs it. LOL
Now, again this study is unofficial, so if you don't agree with it or have any additions, please post and lemme know.