As I recover from my Eastcoast/Westcoast time hiatus…I came across an interesting social media tidbit via Mashable that I think my divas would be interested in…We all know that you’re into the fashion and social media thing and that many of you are early adapters (and adopters) to the latest and greatest gadgets and social media trends.
Check out this interesting tidbit from the Google+ stats trackers: Three quarters (or more) of Google+ users are male.
SocialStatistics, a third-party site that gathers data from select profiles, pegs the percentage of male users at 86.8%, whileFindPeopleOnPlus, which curates information from about a million users, says men constitute 73.7% of Google+.
With around 60% of users identifying themselves as web developers or software engineers, that paints a fairly stereotypical picture of Google+’s userbase: nerdy guys who have deep understandings of technology and who don’t mind killing some time setting up Circles of friends.
It’s true that the early adopters of any new technology are usually male. But Google+ will have to appeal to a mainstream audience if it’s to reach mass adoption anytime soon. Consider the gender breakdown for Google+’s biggest competitor, Facebook. The social network is close to a 50-50 split between men and women. And some of Facebook’s most addicted, most enthusiastic users are women.
So in order to even out the playing field a bit! We’re handing out some Google+ invites to “DIVAS ONLY” (sorry Divos.) If you’re interested in receiving an invite and changing the shift in social media usage – shoot us an email at info (at) divasanddorks (dot) com and we’ll get you squared away to check out all the latest and greatest that Google + has to offer.
Hi Christen, I'm glad you're offering those invite. We certainly can use more women over on Google +. I'll be adding you to some circles. Thanks for sharing the stats.