by PCN: July 3, 2012
Posted in News
A study by the Department of Psychology at the University of Bath found that there is a widening gender gap between the way we use the internet.
While women prefer to check on Facebook and Twitter, men are logging on to games and entertainment, online betting and news sites. Women are also more likely to make travel reservations online.
Nearly 500 first year undergraduate students from six universities took part in the study, split between 389 women and 100 men with a mean age of 20.
The exercise was a repeat of an original study the researchers undertook ten years ago and aimed to analyse changes in internet use. They found that the difference between men and women is more distinct than it was ten years ago since the advent of social networking sites.