Google+ Is Still A Bunch Of DudesBy: Josh Wolford - February 15, 2012
Google+ isn’t quite walking yet, but its motor skills are progressing quite nicely and its probably eating some sort of solid food by now. In its growth from newborn to 7-moth-old baby, one of the most talked about demographics of the network has been its gender diversity – or lack thereof.
Google+ is progressing from an all-male frat house to a slightly more diversified frat party. Recently, that’s probably being aided by the fact that signing up for a Google profile now means signing up for a Google+ profile as well. Whatever the reason, we’ve seen progression over the last few months. When Google was just a few weeks old, figures estimated the network to be a legitimate good ol’ boys club at 88% male. A few months in, it had leveled out a bit to 71% male. Shortly after those statistics were reported, another company echoed the findings with a 70-30 split.
Of course, not every analytics company out there reported the exact same user stats, but most of them were close – at least 2/3 male, oftentimes a bit more.
Now, months removed from those reports, Website-Monitoring has provided us with some Google+ demographics that show the girls are trying to break into the club, but struggling. Basically, Google+ is still a bunch of dudes.
It appears that the demographics aren’t shifting as quickly as many thought that they would. C’mon ladies – where you at?
BONUS: Their study also looked at other facts about Google+ in its current state, including:
- Most followed person on Google+ is Britney Spears, and the most popular page is Coldplay’s.
- The top three Google+ crazy countries are the United States, India, and Brazil (in that order).
- The top occupation? Student, by a longshot.
- Most users are still single, a stat reported in previous reports.
Here’s a spiffy infographic with some more fun stats: