Somewhere, Sinbad is cloistered in an isolated room, eagerly awaiting more material about how men and women are different. The latest: Gents love Google+, while women are really into Pinterest.
Over the weekend, an amazing stat was bandied about by various tech sites: More than 97% of social photo-sharing site Pinterest’s Facebook fans are women. While plenty of the site’s 10.4 million registered users are men, its key demographic is women between the ages of 18 and 34.
A quick perusal of the site finds plenty of photos exemplifying beautiful design and fashion, which — though not solely the domain of women — certainly attracts its fair share of them. Visual.ly estimates that 83% of Pinterest’s users are female. (Side note: The story is very different in the U.K., where the majority of the site’s 200,000 users are men.)
If Pinterest is a stylish woman browsing through home decor magazines, Google+ is the software engineer staring at a stark white screen. In fact, software engineers make up a serious portion of the social networking site’s users, second only to college students.
All in all, two-thirds of the people using Google+ are men, according to data compiled by Website-Monitoring.com. The company believes the fact that Google+ is closely integrated with other Google products popular with young men, namely Android and Gmail, make it appealing to dudes.