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SE Demography: Men Are From Google, Women Are From Yahoo

Discussion in 'Google' started by colorexpertsbd, Apr 15, 2007.

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Which Search Engine do you prefer for Searching?

  1. I am a Male and Prefer Google for Searching

    81.2%
  2. I am a Male and Prefer Yahoo for Searching

    2.4%
  3. I am a Female and Prefer Google for Searching

    14.1%
  4. I am a Female and Prefer Yahoo for Searching

    2.4%
  1. #1
    According to an article (http://www.webpronews.com/insiderreports/2005/12/29/men-are-from-google-women-are-from-yahoo) by Jason Lee Miller of WebPro News: for the searches done over the internet, the maximum portion of the Female population use Yahoo for search, while the males prefer Google for searches. In the article, Jason points out some interesting facts supporting this hypothesis.


    About men, he states:

    Men tend to see it as an office, a library, or a playground--screw the community, this is about function not family.

    Men tend to be more intense Internet users than women, being more likely to go online daily (61% of men and 57% of women) and more likely to go online several times a day (44% of men and 39% of women).


    About women, he states:

    The report found that women are more enthusiastic communicators, using email in a more robust way. Not only sending and receiving more email than men, women are more likely to write to family and friends about a variety of topics, sharing news, joys and worries, planning events, and forwarding jokes and stories.

    While both sexes equally appreciate the efficiency and convenience of email, women are more likely than men to value the medium for its positive effects on improving relationships, expanding networks, and encouraging teamwork at the office.

    "Women also value email for a kind of positive, water-cooler effect, which lightens the atmosphere of office life," reads the 54-page report (http://www.pewinternet.org/pdfs/PIP_Women_and_Men_online.pdf).

    The report found that women are more likely to use the Internet for emailing, getting maps and directions (after all, we men always know where we're going), looking for health and medical information, seeking support for health and personal problems, and getting religious information.


    This is just a Hypothesis. The actual scenario may be different. Do you support this hypothesis?
     
    colorexpertsbd, Apr 15, 2007 IP
  2. Cypherus

    Cypherus Peon

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    #2
    Interessting study :b
     
    Cypherus, Apr 15, 2007 IP
  3. Notting

    Notting Notable Member

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    #3
    Your poll is not going to be valid - everyone on DP is a webmaster!!

    notting
     
    Notting, Apr 15, 2007 IP
  4. tamar

    tamar Active Member

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    #4
    The demographics of a poll always vary. ;)

    I'm not really a webmaster, but I am female and I do prefer Google.

    As for this quote:

    The report found that women are more enthusiastic communicators, using email in a more robust way. Not only sending and receiving more email than men, women are more likely to write to family and friends about a variety of topics, sharing news, joys and worries, planning events, and forwarding jokes and stories.

    I personally do like engaging in community sites. That's why I'm active on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, del.icio.us, and Digg, among other sites. Do I need Yahoo to help me achieve that goal? No.
     
    tamar, Apr 16, 2007 IP
  5. bullseye

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    #5
    Statistically no online poll like this one would be valid anyways because there is not statistically valid random sampling. It's just taken by who ever feels like taking it.
     
    bullseye, Apr 17, 2007 IP
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    commandos Notable Member

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    Lemon116 Active Member

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    #7
    Well, Lets take it from a diffrent point of view: :rolleyes:

    Google gets most searches in its engine per day/week/month/Any period

    The majority of the world population is MEN*:D

    Make 1 PLUS 1 and count the result :eek:




    *Couse men live less than women :mad:


    "Well, well someone made his HOMEWORK"
    Thank teach...
     
    Lemon116, Apr 18, 2007 IP
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    mactep Active Member

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    #8
    From my experience:

    I am a male and use google.

    But my aunt and girlfriend use yahoo.

    So the hypothesis suit to me.
     
    mactep, Apr 18, 2007 IP
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    #9
    This topic got Dugg and got to the front page.

    Apparently this topic is a 'study at DigitalPoint forums'. With 36 voters.
     
    windrider, Apr 18, 2007 IP
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    tbarr60 Notable Member

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    #10
    My governor says girlie men prefer Yahoo.
    [​IMG]
     
    tbarr60, Apr 18, 2007 IP
  11. kennyk3

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    #11
    I hardly ever use yahoo. I do like to read their movie reviews occasionally, but I never really use their search engine.

    I'm not real certain it has anything to do with my gender. But if it does, will I meet more girls if I use yahoo as my search engine?
     
    kennyk3, Apr 18, 2007 IP
  12. oseymour

    oseymour Well-Known Member

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    #12
    I voted but I'm not sure what the poll was supposed to prove
     
    oseymour, Apr 18, 2007 IP
  13. kizza

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    #13
    so far from the poll it looks like this hypothesis isn't so good (though as said above, the results cant be taken too seriously because of invalid sampling). the only interestin thing i did seem to notice is that we have atleast 1 'girlie man'. otherwise im not sure bout this hypothesis
     
    kizza, Apr 18, 2007 IP
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    #14
    it's an intresting poll. my vote goes to first option:D in fact most of the clever people are using google to search the internet;)
     
    trichnosis, Apr 19, 2007 IP
  15. tbarr60

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    #15
    If you are clever, you use Google Suggest.

    It figures out what you want while you are typing and knows how to spell better than you do. :D
     
    tbarr60, Apr 19, 2007 IP
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    Claudek Well-Known Member

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    #16
    From a webmaster's perspective, I have found that Yahoo visitors click on ads more than Google visitors. I actually work more on getting Yahoo SERPs for some of my websites than I do for Google.

    As noted, a majority of those sites are more on female friendly sites though I do ok with Yahoo traffic for wrestling.
     
    Claudek, Apr 19, 2007 IP
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  18. www.techdo.com

    www.techdo.com Well-Known Member

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    #18
    i use both.

    Usually i use Google, but when i'm reading my emails (yahoo mail), if i have to search something i use the page i'm in (Yahoo).


    Dorothy
     
    www.techdo.com, Jul 23, 2007 IP
  19. massiva

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    #19
    I think this study is correct.

    I'm a Googleman, my girlfriend always use yahoo - for everything
     
    massiva, Jul 23, 2007 IP
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    #20
    wow we have a lots of female webmaster here in DP. :)

    when i first read your poll, i thought you said "I'm a male and I'm seeking for female on google" :rolleyes:
     
    tradeya, Jul 24, 2007 IP