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Do you really think Women are doubly dependent on social media than men?
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The study found that over half of female internet users used social networking websites such as Twitter and Facebook, whilst only 34 per cent of men surveyed admitted to doing so. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/social-media/9295533/Women-more-dependent-on-social-media-than-men.html

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Answered Thu 31 May 2012, at 12:39PM

What an interesting question. It has such an inherent bias built into it. Are women "dependent" on social media or do they enjoy it? And "doubly dependent" even. Perhaps they have more fun with it. Maybe they're better at it. Does that imply they are somehow dependent on it? Couldn't get by without it . . . as if we haven't done just fine without it for most of human history. Perhaps women do have (on average) a higher need for connections with other humans, in which case it only makes sense that they would get more out of it. But, again, does that make them dependent? It's a little hard for (more)

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