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Google+ Now Offers ‘Infinite’ Gender Options

Google+ Now Offers ‘Infinite’ Gender Options

By Josh Wolford December 11, 2014

Google+, not Facebook, has just become the best place for people to express their gender identities. “For many people, gender identity is more complex than just “male” or “female.” Starting today, I’m proud to announce that Google+ will support an …

Yahoo Also Kind of Sucks at Diversity Yahoo Also Kind of Sucks at Diversity

Following Google’s lead, tech companies have started to voluntarily reveal their self-reported diversity stats – basically showcasing the percentage of men vs. women and racial breakdown in their company demographics. The latest to do so is Yahoo who, despite being …

Facebook Adds a Ton of New Gender Options Facebook Adds a Ton of New Gender Options

Facebook continues to give tons of support to the LGBT community, and today they are taking another step in that direction by offering users a host of new options when they select their gender. “When you come to Facebook to …

Less Than 25% of Americans Prefer a Female Boss Less Than 25% of Americans Prefer a Female Boss

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Gallup today released information from its annual “Work and Education” survey showing that Americans still prefer to have a male boss. The pollster’s results show that 35% of Americans in 2013 prefer to work for a man, while only 23% …

Germany puts Third Gender on Birth Certificates Germany puts Third Gender on Birth Certificates

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An ABC News story that was on Good Morning America yesterday is turning heads. This November, Germany is to become the first European nation to legally, as well as bureaucratically, recognize a third gender in cases of babies born with …

WWDC Picture Says a Thousand Words WWDC Picture Says a Thousand Words
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If you’re a man at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference today in San Francisco and you need to pee, well, good luck – those lines are going to be looooooooooong. Or you could use the women’s restroom. It’s not very crowded …

Men Are From Reddit, Women Are From Pinterest Men Are From Reddit, Women Are From Pinterest
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While there is nothing inherently masculine about the way in which Google+ operates, we’ve seen time and time again that the demographic breakdown heavily favors men. Similarly, there’s nothing inherently feminine about the using Pinterest, but girls have flocked to …

No More Facebook? Women Would Suffer The Most No More Facebook? Women Would Suffer The Most
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After spending a little over a week abroad with some less-than-predictable wi-fi connectivity, I kind of missed social media. Sure, I was taking in beautiful architecture and every cured meat and cheese I could find, so the allure of my …

Women Would Miss Social Media More Than Men Women Would Miss Social Media More Than Men
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By now it’s no secret that, despite having virtually no presence among the leaders of tech companies, it’s the womenfolk who make up the majority of internet users these days. BT, a UK-based provider of IT services, took a survey …

75% of Moms on Facebook, 4.9M Moms on Pinterest 75% of Moms on Facebook, 4.9M Moms on Pinterest

Whether its by blog or by Pinterest, by now it’s a recognized fact that women are the driving force behind much of the internet. Ahead of this Sunday’s annual observance of the difficult and often under-appreciated labor women endure to …

Tech Industry Could Do with More Women Leadership Tech Industry Could Do with More Women Leadership

The technology world has a well documented problem of having very few (if any) women leading the industry although women are solidly the majority of consumers in the tech world. Women comprise the majority of bloggers and blog readers and …

Wikipedia Editors Are Basically All Dudes Wikipedia Editors Are Basically All Dudes
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Wikipedia have released the results of their second editor survey and, much like the original one from April 2011, the vast majority of Wikipedia editors are still men. After concluding data collection in December 2011 from over 6,500 respondents, the …

Women In Science & Math: Where Are They?

Girls may be more precocious than boys when it comes to getting good marks in the classroom, but somehow that doesn’t lead to most of these girls pursuing careers in the fields of science and math in their adult life. …

Women Less Cynical About Valentine's Day Women Less Cynical About Valentine's Day

If you’re feeling listless about Valentine’s Day, you’re likely to find some agreeable company on Twitter as most men and women on the site don’t really care all that much for the holiday, either. Granted, you’re more likely to encounter …

Men More Likely To Share Info On Social Media Men More Likely To Share Info On Social Media

This might be news from the Department of Duh, but when it comes to social media it appears that women are more protective of their private information than men. Honestly, I don’t blame them – have you ever been to …

Google: Gender Privacy More Important Than Grammar Google: Gender Privacy More Important Than Grammar
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Any new product is bound to have elements that do not please everyone. Google+ is no exception. One of the more specific complaints that arose centered on users’ profiles and the “Gender” option. Some people were unhappy that Google+ forced …

Study Breaks Down The Demographic Of Bloggers
Social Media monitoring company, Sysomos has just released a study in which they analyzed over a 100 million blogs and reported data on age, gender and location of bloggers.