Of the millions of Twitter users, only around 50%
have ever tweeted.
Clearly not everyone's a natural-born tweeter. And this makes sense,
suggests Vanity Fair's Michael Wolff, because "Twitter is for girls
." Wolff explores this provocative idea, which he claims was supplied by a friend "from the high media stratosphere." He reasons through his "friend's point," arguing that because Twitter is primarily a social tool, it may be well-suited for women.
The form seems to sing most when it’s about
relationships and fashion...what more compelling Twitter content is
there than a young woman setting out for the evening, all expectations
colored by certain disappointment.
It's also a medium that's
perfect for would-be writers. And Wolff's willing to bet all of his books
on the fact
that "many more women than men see themselves as would-be writers."
very notion of social media, if you think about it, is obviously more
female than male. It seems striking that we overlooked this little
factor in thinking about the shape of technology to come and the
development of Web 2.0 and 3.0: Men aren’t very social. Again, to
stereotype, but who would disagree? Men are hermetic; women gregarious.
Is Wolff--or rather, Wolff's friend--on to something?
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