On July 5, 2011 we touched on the subject that Google+ might have been guilty of stereotyping, although we did point out that it was not thier fault. Now that the new project has had time to settle down we felt that we needed to revisit the matter. One thing we do know, and that is Google+ needs women.
If you are already using Google+ then Follow Me for insight into an array of subjects. Anyway, back to the article; it seems as though our earlier findings have not changed much, as more than three quarters of Google+ users are male. There could be a number of reasons for this, we do have a theory on this, but we do not want to come over as sexiest.
In most cases it is a woman that runs the home, such as making sure that the kids are up and dressed, feeding them, getting the kids to school, tidying the home, cooking dinner and also doing the household chores. Please do not attack me for this, as we know that in a modern home, men and women share these responsibilities, but in most cases it is still the woman that does the most in the home.
Mashable have been looking at studies from two sources, SocialStatistics and FindPeopleOnPlus. The former shows that 86.8 percent of men use Google+, whereas the latter suggests just 73.7 percent. In the same study 95 percent of men are looking for love, another reason why they are on there then. We do hope that Google+ does not get as silly as Facebook, although it will happen. At least they will keep it to certain Circles and not to all who are sharing with them. Who wants to what they are having to eat that night?
There is a worry that mostly technology fans will use the new Google project, as this is what Google is all about. However, going by those who have joined my Circles I can see that this sort of stereotyping is unjust. Google will have to find new ways to start attracting more women, if they have any hope of reaping the success that Facebook has. Looking as their users, we can see that it is almost a perfect balance between men and women.
Women have been having their say on A Site For Women, and it is interesting what they have been saying. Some of the top women tech bloggers have also been sharing their feelings, and it certainly makes for an interesting read. It does show one thing, they do have a voice; we just hope that more women start signing up to Google+. Who wants a social network that is made up of three-quarters of men?
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