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Social Media: Is It Too Feminine?
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Facebook may be on track to break records with its initial public offering, but there's a possible challenge lurking in its databanks: It may not be a guy thing.

Sure, plenty of its 850 million users are men who push a "Like" button or search for friends. But women make up 58 percent of all users. They also do most of the status updating and commenting, according to the Pew Research Center, and they're twice as likely to make multiple comments a day.

A handful of entrepreneurs are banking on that disparity as they try to create a new kind of social media for males. "Social networks are built on sharing – and that's a feminine model," says Phil Mark, cofounder of an eight-month-old start-up called Applified. Its strategy: Ignore women and create a male-only social network.

It's a tough nut to crack: While the number of social media users in America doubled from 2008 to 2010, the number of male users during that time dropped 3 percent, according to Pew, which released a report on social media last year. But men also want to maintain their friendships, these entrepreneurs argue. If a start-up company can figure out how to cater to them, it can capture a new engaged audience for social media.

Mr. Mark's first foray into the space is Jaxx, a social networking smart-phone app. Created with a former fraternity brother and fellow MBA student at Boston University and targeted at men ages 25-50, Jaxx is designed to overcome the traditional barriers to maintaining male friendship by allowing men to stay in touch around activities rather than shared feelings.

In practice, this means that once a guy signs up, he forms a private circle with other close friends. Within the group, friends can keep in touch around activities such as sharing pro sports scores or placing friendly group bets. Currently, the product is still in early development.

If Jaxx is aimed at strengthening male friendship, other male-oriented sites are all about prurient interests and male escape. "Men can't post about their trip to Vegas or going to a sports bar," says Ken Braun, founder of one such site, which has gained 30,000 Twitter followers and 100,000 registered users through word of mouth. On his site, ManWall, men can sign up to post anonymously.


http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/social-...3l1DuXCsi5
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Spread  Wrote: (04-02-2012 11:50 AM)
Facebook may be on track to break records with its initial public offering, but there's a possible challenge lurking in its databanks: It may not be a guy thing.

Wikipedia had the opposite problem : it couldn't attract women.
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RE: Social Media: Is It Too Feminine?
Convicted Criminal  Wrote: (04-02-2012 12:03 PM)
Spread  Wrote: (04-02-2012 11:50 AM)
Facebook may be on track to break records with its initial public offering, but there's a possible challenge lurking in its databanks: It may not be a guy thing.

Wikipedia had the opposite problem : it couldn't attract women.

Interesting

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RE: Social Media: Is It Too Feminine?
Nothing Is True  Wrote: (04-02-2012 12:07 PM)
Convicted Criminal  Wrote: (04-02-2012 12:03 PM)
Spread  Wrote: (04-02-2012 11:50 AM)
Facebook may be on track to break records with its initial public offering, but there's a possible challenge lurking in its databanks: It may not be a guy thing.

Wikipedia had the opposite problem : it couldn't attract women.

Interesting

Only 13% of Wikipedia Contributors Are Women, Study Says

http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2009/08/31/o...tudy-says/
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RE: Social Media: Is It Too Feminine?
Convicted Criminal  Wrote: (04-02-2012 12:09 PM)
Nothing Is True  Wrote: (04-02-2012 12:07 PM)
Convicted Criminal  Wrote: (04-02-2012 12:03 PM)
Wikipedia had the opposite problem : it couldn't attract women.

Interesting

Only 13% of Wikipedia Contributors Are Women, Study Says

http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2009/08/31/o...tudy-says/
Why though?
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RE: Social Media: Is It Too Feminine?
Women (and a large amount of today's modern gelded males) don't like thinking about solving problems or external interests. They like gabbing and socializing about trivial nonsense.

These results should surprise no one.

BTW, if you have a facebook acct, you're really a hopeless loser. Get a f*cking real hobby, nobody is reading your stupid facebook page, you are not special, and nobody cares about you. You bring nothing to the table but your dumb and useless opinions.

The only thing worse than facebook losers are the people that waste hours making a fancy account on here, complete with pictures and logos. Like WTF are you that desperate for the approval of others that you need to spend all that time polishing some douchy "online persona"?
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RE: Social Media: Is It Too Feminine?
try this site out, i'm pretty sure women aren't allowed near it.

http://www.conservapedia.com/

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RE: Social Media: Is It Too Feminine?
cookies  Wrote: (04-02-2012 12:40 PM)
try this site out, i'm pretty sure women aren't allowed near it.

http://www.conservapedia.com/
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