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Why Women Rule The Internet

Why Women Rule The Internet | Women in IT | Scoop.it
Editor’s note:  This guest post is written by Aileen Lee, Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.  Aileen focuses on investing in early stage consumer internet ventures and previously  worked at Gap, Odwalla, The Northface and Morgan Stanley.  She was also founding CEO of KP-backed RMG Networks.  Full disclosure: some of the companies mentioned below are KP-backed companies.  You can read more about Aileen at KPCB.com and follow her on twitter at @aileenlee.

It feels like we’re in a Golden Age of the web, led by consumer internet services and e-commerce.  Just consider these stats: Facebook—over 600 million users.  Twitter—25 billion tweets last year. Tumblr—1 billion page views a week.  Zynga—100 million users on Cityville in just 6 weeks.  We’re witnessing a generation of consumer web companies growing at an unprecedented rate in terms of both user adoption and revenue.

But here's a little secret that's gone unnoticed by most.  It’s women.  Female users are the unsung heroines behind the most engaging, fastest growing, and most valuable consumer internet and e-commerce companies.  Especially when it comes to social and shopping, women rule the Internet.
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Communication Styles Make a Difference - Room for Debate - NYTimes.com

Communication Styles Make a Difference - Room for Debate - NYTimes.com | Women in IT | Scoop.it
In online academic discussion forums, women posted more factual messages than men, but men tended to assert their opinions as “facts.”
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Women Filling Up Coding Workshops

Women Filling Up Coding Workshops | Women in IT | Scoop.it
About 500 of the nearly 600 people who attended free open-source programming workshops in the last year were women. Why were the numbers so different from what we usually see?
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Can you spot the female geek?

Can you spot the female geek? | Women in IT | Scoop.it
I have been a geek for most of my life. However, my geek identity is rarely recognized in meatspace interactions, probably because I am female. You would expect that people’s assumptions about the science, math, and tech abilities of girls and women would be challenged upon encountering female geeks in real life, but I have found that being a female geek actually reinforces sexist convictions that girls and women do not really belong in science, math, and tech...
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Women and Tech: Focus On Female Consumers And The Founders Will Follow

Editor's note: This is a guest post written by TheIceBreak CEO Christina Brodbeck. Brodbeck is a UI designer, angel investor and entrepreneur based in San Francisco, CA.

Women in tech.  I hate to say it, but I am tired of hearing about women in tech.

As a female tech startup founder and angel investor, I am routinely asked how I feel about the lack of women in the technology sector.  Frankly, I’m a bit tired of the question.  It’s a topic worthy of discussion, but the conversation has grown far too narrow (as tends to happen in our Silicon Valley bubble).
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Moins de 15% des rédacteurs de Wikipedia sont des femmes | Slate

Moins de 15% des rédacteurs de Wikipedia sont des femmes | Slate | Women in IT | Scoop.it
Wikipedia, dix ans et trop de chromosomes Y. Le New York Times cite une étude de l’encyclopédie en ligne selon laquelle 13% seulement de ses contributeurs sont des femmes et qui observe que des sujets jugés «féminins» (les bracelets brésiliens ou la série Sex and the City, par exemple) sont traités beaucoup moins en longueur que des sujets jugés «masculins»...
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TEDWomen: Two Days of Empowerment » Article » OWNI.eu, Digital Journalism

TEDWomen: Two Days of Empowerment » Article » OWNI.eu, Digital Journalism | Women in IT | Scoop.it
A run down of the inspiring TEDWomen conference that took place in Washington DC a the beginning of December | OWNI.eu, Digital Journalism
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Re-post: How does biology explain the low numbers of women in computer science? Hint: it doesn’t. | Geek Feminism Blog

Re-post: How does biology explain the low numbers of women in computer science? Hint: it doesn’t. | Geek Feminism Blog | Women in IT | Scoop.it
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