Saturday, July 16, 2011

Just Goin' On About the Usual...

Google+ attracted a lot more men than women out of the gate—everybody seems to agree about that. The question is, how much of a boy's club is the new social networking service, and is it going to stay more blue than pink?

What's more, "Google+ is quickly turning pink," he writes. Allen has apparently been conducting his gender breakdowns for a couple of weeks now and published findings that show that the initial male-heavy user base for Google+, which was launched June 28, is rapidly trending towards more equitable gender distribution.

Thus on July 4, Google+ was 77 percent male and 23 percent female, on July 7 it was 68.4 percent male and 31.6 percent female, and as noted, on July 14, it was on the cusp of a 2-to-1 male-to-female ration (sic).
Me?  I'd like to see stats on the percentage of lamers to serious people across the various social media, like Failbook: 80/20, YouTube: 60/40, Twitter: 50/50, yadda, yadda.  That would be fun and might could confirm some of my dearly held assumptions.  Or not, as the case might be.

Speakin' of G+... I did it:

"It" meaning I blocked someone.  It wasn't because of the heft of the comment stream on some people's posts... I can live with muting those.  Nope, it was because I started seein' fuckin' Obama suck-up psy-op posts from the blockee.  I get enough of that shit in the media, I don't need... or want... to see it in my G+ stream.  Thus are the stupid punished.


And then there's the absence of the usual... it's been 23 whole days since I last bitched about the ever-present wind here on The High Plains o' New Mexico.  I know because I looked, and this has to be some sort of "personal best" in this space.  I'm lovin' it, too.


  1. I may need to mosey over there and check out the G+. I can block Obama lovers with the best of 'em.

  2. I guess I'm ignorant when it comes to G+. But I have noticed that the milblog community seems to be more women/wives blogging and less soldiers. Does that have anything to do with your post or am I being a blonde?

    Not much wind here lately, but the 100+ temps every day is sad.

  3. I've been wonderin' about the death (relatively speaking) of Milblogs. There don't seem to be as many as there once was. That said, there are still a LOT.


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