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Pinterest’s gender trouble

May 2, 2012

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012 As a host of male-centered “pinning” sites arrive, can the female-centric phenomenon continue its success?By Mary Elizabeth Williams It’s one of the biggest online success stories of the decade, attracting a staggering 10 million monthly uniques faster than any site in history. But what makes the rise of the image-sharing Pinterest […]

Cell Phone Study Suggests Female Relationships Shape Society

April 22, 2012

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Posted: 04/22/2012 9:39 am Updated: 04/22/2012 By Daisy Yuhas | April 20, 2012 An analysis of 1.95 billion cell phone calls and 489 million text messages reveal how men and women follow different relationship patterns during their lifetimes. The researchers argue that women’s friendships in particular drive the process of finding a mate and supporting […]

Female bonobos use homosexual sex to increase social status

March 3, 2012

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(PhysOrg.com) — Female bonobos (Pan paniscus) often form strong bonds with other females, and these bonds affect their position in the social hierarchy. Scientists from St Andrews University in the UK looked at the part sexual interactions might play in the formation of these social bonds, since female bonobos are known to often engage in […]

Women are ‘socially’ networked, study shows

January 13, 2012

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January 11, 2012 (PhysOrg.com) — Bloggers and other social network users are more likely to share knowledge online where the qualities of trust, strong social ties and reciprocity are present, according to a study forthcoming in the Journal of Management Information Systems. But the effect of each factor varies by gender, says Sanjukta Das, assistant […]

Remembrance and vitriol: Amy Winehouse and the ugly face of social networking

July 27, 2011

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Sheree SartainWVoN Co-editor Amy Winehouse has been dead for just three days, but already the vitriolic outpouring on social media networks has surpassed the expressions of remembrance by fans. Winehouse was a talented woman. She was also extremely troubled and her untimely death is a personal tragedy. But this public display of hatred transcends the […]

Remembrance and vitriol: Amy Winehouse and the ugly face of social networking

July 27, 2011

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Sheree SartainWVoN Co-editor Amy Winehouse has been dead for just three days, but already the vitriolic outpouring on social media networks has surpassed the expressions of remembrance by fans. Winehouse was a talented woman. She was also extremely troubled and her untimely death is a personal tragedy. But this public display of hatred transcends the […]