I have this tendency towards not conforming to what everyone else is doing. It’s not that I think I know better, it’s just that I get interested in the road less travelled. This notion is a factor in my career where most of the people I interact with are women. I’m the gender-minority it most situations, and it feels right for me. That’s not to say I don’t like hanging with guys, but women are more interesting.
This gender imbalance is showing up for others in social media today. Women dominate.
Twitter is the biggest surprise as seen in the chart, where 64% are women, and only 36% male. Yup you guessed it, I’m on Twitter regularly. And even though I have a LinkedIn account, I rarely visit.
More interesting information in Social networking sites and our lives from The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.