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.
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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.
Oh, in case you were wondering, Facebook is pretty evenly split between 55% women and 45% men, while most Twitter users are male.