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Social network use among men and women

With a user base of one-third of the Internet-connected world, Facebook’s place as the largest social media platform remains unquestionable, but new research shows that the 10-year-old network is settling into slower growth mode.

In the last six months, Facebook grew more slowly than all the other major social networks, measured by either increases in members or active users, according to a report by Global Web Index.

 

However, it seems that women are more likely to use social networks than men.

 

This graphic visualises the gender balance on some of the world’s most popular social networks. While blogging service Tumblr has a 72% female userbase, males are in the majority on business site LinkedIn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The video below shows the same data.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKtQiXOX9Mk&spfreload=10

 

On the other hand, a quarter of young women have been sexually harassed online, according to the Pew Research Center.

While four in 10 internet users have been harassed online, according to the Pew Research Center, young women suffer the brunt of more extreme abuse -- 26% have been stalked online, and 25% sexually harassed.

Now Karen Cahn, a former Google, YouTube, and AOL video executive, thinks she might have the answer to keeping trolls at bay.

Her new social network filters out what she describes as "Mean Girl" language.

Founder Karen Cahn declares : "VProud is a digital safe space for women to have intimate conversations with each other, without feeling like the whole world is going to see what they are saying, and without trolls making hateful and unproductive comments.

It's an open platform where women can participate in discussions started by someone else, or start their own conversation and invite other people to join in.(...) We have 4 lines of defense against trollish comments:

1. A database that understands context, and over time can determine whether a comment is intended to be disruptive.

2. Filters that catch words and phrases that are against our community guidelines.

3. Editors who live and breathe VProud conversations, making sure the dialogue is one that is productive.

4. On every piece of content and comment on the site, there is a troll icon. If someone is being hateful or disrespectful, users can report the troll and our community managers will review it.

 

Based on my personal experience, I wanted to create a space where women would have the freedom to discuss whatever is on their minds and, equally important, find a community around the issues they most want and need to discuss.

I partnered with a group of women who all had different experiences with cyberbullying and comment trolling, and we all collectively built the site we now have."

 

 

Sources : - http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2014/nov/25/social-networks-how-popular-are-they-with-each-gender

- http://marketingland.com/tumblr-pinterest-outgrowing-facebook-109259?__scoop_post=c99c19e0-77c9-11e4-98f0-90b11c3ead14&__scoop_topic=3794228#__scoop_post=c99c19e0-77c9-11e4-98f0-90b11c3ead14&__scoop_topic=3794228

- http://edition.cnn.com/2014/11/28/tech/troll-slayer-hateful-words-internet/index.html?sr=tw112814trollslayer4pStoryGallLink&__scoop_post=11e19ef0-7860-11e4-98f0-90b11c3ead14&__scoop_topic=3794228#__scoop_post=11e19ef0-7860-11e4-98f0-90b11c3ead14&__scoop_topic=3794228

 

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Can this 'troll slayer' keep hateful words offline?

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