Why women use social networks more than men?
- White Spaces
- On December 22, 2009
Recent studies have shown that women make up majority of the active Facebook users today. The numbers continue to rise as women race ahead of men in their utilization of social networks today. Why is this?
Well, women in general are very social in nature compared to men. In other words, women generally tend to enjoy being socially active and keeping up with friends and family on a regular basis. In today’s society we see women continue to move forward through social media in the way that they network and socialize with others. Unlike their male counterparts, women enjoy interacting with others either by catching up on their day or discussing a specific event, spending time with family or friends is a good way for women to stay in touch with those near and far. Moreover, social networks make it easier for women to keep in touch with old friends and colleagues which is also a great reason to network using social media.
Being able to connect at the time convenient to them may be the reason why more women seem to enjoy bonding using facebook. Many women who stay at home for different reasons such as child birth or rearing are usually deprived of social interaction most of the time. Facebook and other social networks make it easy for such women to catch up with friends and family, allowing them to social in a way that was impossible before. A new mother who may have to wake up several times through the night would truly enjoy signing on to facebook to check on friends or updates at a time convenient to them. This helps such women to stay connected with loved ones as well as to socialize with others in the privacy of their own home and on their own terms.
Moreover, women usually find meeting new faces in person more intimidating compared to meeting a person online. Being able to chat or message a friend on Facebook can be more convenient and comfortable to do for most women in general. Interaction through the use of social networks can also make disagreement and rejection less painful. Thus, more women may choose Facebook for social interactions that are more suitable as well effective without any compromises. On a different note, women may also find it easier to meet and network to find their right match among the millions of users on facebook and other social networking sites.
Finally, women is general are considered to be the social bees of society and the backbone of almost every social affair. It is in their nature and their genetic makeup to interact with all those around them. We see these social bugs in our grocery stores, in our workplaces, our families and just about any place else. Therefore making women everywhere the best candidates for today’s social networking groups like facebook and many others.
by Social Beth
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