It’s common knowledge (as well as common sense) that women rule Pinterest. In fact, I don’t know any guys who are on Pinterest (or who will admit they are). But did you know that Reddit users are overwhelmingly male?
According to an infographic created by information is beautiful (see below), 72% of Pinterest users are female, and 74% of reddit’s users are male. Surprisingly, Twitter skews female (40 million more monthly female visitors than male) and YouTube is predominantly male (68 million more monthly visitors than than female). Who knew there was such a pronounced social networking gender divide?
Other social networks that skew more female are: Classmates.com, MySpace (does it still exist?!), yelp, Facebook, and instagram. Other mostly male social networks are: bebo, spotify, digg, LinkedIn, Google +, StumbleUpon, and flickr.
At our house, I’m on all of the social networks and my husband is on none (except maybe occasionally he’ll watch an instructional guitar video on YouTube). But apparently, we’re atypical.
Over at Jezebel, Katie J.M. Baker writes, “Only three sites are gender neutral: Scribd, Foursquare, and Orkut. We’re not sure what type of conclusion to glean from this: both men and women like to read primary documents, “check in” at bars, and do whatever it is you do on Orkut?” What do you do on Orkut anyway? If you know, please fill me in!
Meanwhile, are you surprised by any of the findings?
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