Okay, maybe that's stretching it a bit. But a new survey, put out by Rapleaf ,involving no less than 30 million people who use social networking sites like Facebook, Flickr, Myspace, Bebo, etc. found that men are more likely to use social networking for business than women, even though more women are into social networking.
This is a classic Mars-Venus thing. The survey shows women spend more time interacting with their contacts on social networking sites; implying their relationships are more involved and, perhaps, social. Men tend to be more transaction oriented.
The survey breaks down social networkers into four categories.
Social networkers (one to 100 contacts)
Connectors (100 - 1000 contacts)
Super Connectors (1000 - 10,000 contacts)
Uber Connectors (10,000 plus contacts)
More women, than men, are social networkers and connectors. More men, than women, are super connectors and uber connectors.
Someone please explain to me what is to be gained from 1000 plus contacts on your Facebook. That's a lot of pokes.
Last updated: May 6, 2008
RENEE ORICCHIO is a technology writer and former supervising news producer for CNN Financial News. She has been covering the computer industry since 1987. @oricchio