Tuesday, May 29, 2012

If social media sites ceased to exist, you would miss them unless you’re a man living in the U.K., according to a recent survey by British Telecom.

More than 2,000 Brits were questioned for a survey commissioned by BT about the social media habits of men and women. The results showed that more than half of the women surveyed (54%) use social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, compared to 34% of men.

And of those social media users, more women than men reported they would miss those sites if the Internet ceased to exist.

The survey also debunked a common misconception about Internet usage. Turns out, slightly more women than men reported playing online games, according to this survey.

It’s no secret that women tend to use Pinterest more than men. Women are also more likely to have a blog than men. And the usage of social media by women influences advertisers and shapes web content.