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Author:  Zebulon [ 07 Apr 2010, 09:45 ]
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By BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer – Tue Apr 6, 11:49 am ET

NEW YORK – In a sharp reversal, more young women are now embracing online communities than their male counterparts, a new study says.

By contrast, men are showing some signs of "networking fatigue," with fewer men saying that their online communities are as important as their offline equivalents.

The shift in attitudes between the two sexes has taken place over just a couple of years.

Author:  jess [ 18 Apr 2010, 19:04 ]
Post subject:  Re: Study: More women embracing Web communities

Gilbert said women are finding deeper connections to Web communities because many of them go there for social reasons rather than to find information about hobbies, for example. Men, especially those from 25 to 39, are disengaging from social networks.

"The infatuation is over," he said.

In 2005, 77 percent of men under 40 said their online community was "extremely important." That number has now dropped to 39 percent.

that's pretty interesting.

Although, I'd jokingly say it's because they wanted to avoid women, and now that women have found the 'net...


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