Finally, an article about something I’ve suspected for ages:
Apparently, boys are more likely to post video (in theory to impress others) but girls are more likely to own and operate a website. I feel like I’ve definitely seen this personally in the years that I’ve had a website. I always find it intriguing to find a personal blog operated by a guy. I mean, sure, tons of guys run websites and tons of guys blog, but I feel like a lot of them are tech blogs or gadget blogs or portfolios, not personal websites.
The only real complaint I have regarding this article (other than citing a 13-year-old who says making “glitters” for MySpace is, and I quote, “really hard”) is that they extrapolate this into majoring in computer science. Working with HTML and CSS is not computer science, it is web development. Computer science is programming. Languages like C# and Java.
I mean, I was one of those 14-year-old girls at one point! I did not major in computer science, but I did major in web design and I now work as a web developer. I’m not saying that some of them don’t go on to major in computer science, but you’d think the logical next step is web development – that’s what they’re doing anyway! Just weird. It’s like comparing apples to oranges.
What do you think? Have you noticed this too, or am I just missing all the well-written blogs by guys out there?