Posted by Renee Schmidt

Social Media and gender are a hot topic, especially here on SheBytes, a tech blog written from a woman’s perspective. Women and men approach many things differently; and we are fascinated and really spellbound by the ways in which social media enable us not only to reach an incomparable number of people (when we look at how our past generations reached out to others), but also at how to engage and connect.

This pursuit of social media and a trial by fire method of harnessing its capabilities has enabled SheBytes to grow.

This is the reason that we always love to see and find Internet content which is original and easy to share.

An interesting question therefore is:

Do men and women differ in the content they share online?

The creative site Proust has crunched the numbers and come up with a novel infographic to show their data in a way that’s shareable for the masses.  I found these images on TechnoBuffalo  (@TechnoBuffalo) and thought I should share.

Amazingly, although women almost exclusively deal with such self-image issues as anorexia, this statistic seems to elude women online in terms of candy. In the social media sphere, women are four times more likely than men to discuss and post info about their confectionary penchants.

If only this unabashed and fun-loving attitude about eating carried over into real life…

What I also found intriguing were the few areas which Proust highlighted as places where men and women stand on the same ground in terms of sharing.

  • Both sexes participate equally in sharing wedding-relevant content, which I found heartwarming.
  • And, females and males share issues of self-doubt online; maybe in an effort to garner support and aid from friends in times of uncertainty.

The last topic of focus where men and women share equally is in talking about careers. The genders both share their personal stories and long term career goals and are comfortable posting this information in the public arena.

Hopefully this means soon men and women will be able to reach equality in the corporate sector as more  and more women work their way into high level positions.