About 68% Of Google+ Users Are Male
First Google+ had too much testosterone, and then things evened out a bit when there was an injection of estrogen. But now things have swung yet again to the male-dominated side—though not by much.
According to SocialStatistics and FindPeopleOnPlus, a couple of sites that track this sort of thing, around 68% of Google+ users are men. This figure is below the earlier estimates that both websites had back in July (87% and 74% respectively). At the time of the estimate Google+ was very young in the beta-testing stage, so the estimation wasn’t entirely reliable. As platform, Google+ has aged so to speak, and so any recent numbers and stats tracked can be taken with some reliability.
The skew towards male dominated user-ship is being attributed to the ‘type’ of user that has traditionally used Google’s product. The mantra has always been that Google attracts predominantly technology-focused male users and while many would disagree with this, the numbers based on product-takeup for most of Google’s services tends to support this. A quick look at the occupation distribution on most profiles will return jobs like software engineer, software developer. And like it or not, men dominate in these fields.
But all of this doesn’t mean that men will always dominate Google+. The whole social networking phenomenon is driven by women and it is really just a matter of time before the females overtake the males.
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