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Monday, April 16, 2007

The Internet is no longer mostly guys


It seems that women now outnumber guys online. The percentages are 48% to 52%. So the difference isn't huge, but it is significant. Especially when you look at the growth statistics. Since 2000, female Internet usage has risen 12% and male usage has only risen 3%. According to the research, the difference also likely to remain that way in the future. I find this is interesting, mainly because the IT and gaming industry is still so male dominated. That means that unlike in previous years, the use of the Internet is no longer centered around IT and gaming. So what is it centered around?

Via Slashdot: Females Outnumber Males Online and eMarketer: More Women Online

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2 Comments:

  • Oh come on Jamie - that's easy! Women use it for shopping!:-D

    Well, I don't but ask the rest of the female population - or Emma.;-) - CRT

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 16, 2007 11:20 AM  

  • I also think it may have something to do with the huge popularity of social networking sites. LOL

    By Blogger Jamie Barrows, at April 16, 2007 11:44 AM  

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