Women dominate social media in almost every way — as users of top sites, consumers of news and generating value for visual networks.
Wendy Davis, the Fort Worth Democrat who this Tuesday filibustered Texas SB-5, a sweeping crackdown on abortion in that state, has experienced massive success on social media in the days since then.
Kickstarter has faced allegations of elitism for its aggressive curation of projects hosted on its crowdfunding platform, but this week the company is apologizing for facilitating the funding of a crass guide for straight men to get laid.
Botted computers owned by women and girls command 100 times the price of male-owned bots in a lively black market for hacked computers and images captured illicitly with their webcams, a BBC investigation found.
Google+ now hosts more user accounts than Twitter, according to a survey [pdf] conducted in March by Burst Media.
Any new physical package for technology creates a wide range of new possible uses for it, as the smartphone demonstrates. That possibility accounts for the enthusiasm the Google Glass users at I/O reported about the device. But to succeed, Glass will have to appeal to average users. To do that, it will have to clear several substantial hurdles.
While it’s popular among women, Pinterest is causing stress among moms, who see all of the photos of other women’s food, home and craft triumphs as evidence of their own failure, a TODAY show survey of 7,000 mothers found.
Earlier this year, British YouTuber Benjamin Cook’s “Becoming YouTube: Girls On YouTube” sparked some controversy–mainly because it ignored the fact that there are hugely successful female YouTubers, such as Grace Helbig, iJustine, Hannah Hart and Jenna Marbles, the second most-subscribed-to creator on YouTube with over 8 million subscribers and 1.1 billion video views. It also left out the voices of some of YouTube’s more seasoned and successful female stars, many of whom actually feel empowered by their YouTube fans and tout the advantages of being women on the video site. We’ll hear from a couple of these more optimistic female YouTubers shortly, but first – here’s a look at some of the biggest issues brought to light in Cook’s ‘Girls On YouTube’ video.
LinkedIn used its massive reach to poll women worldwide about what they want from their work lives. The professional social network compared what women said they want now to what they said they wanted 5 to 10 years ago. While the methodology wasn’t entirely scientific, one interesting trend emerged.
Riviera Partners, a California-based recruiting service crunched some numbers related to software developers it helped place in Silicon Valley in 2012. The numbers are pretty stunning. A junior-level engineer working in PHP, the least lucrative of the major programming languages, earns $75,000. But just 14 percent of the people benefiting from the tech boom are women.