Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Who'd of Thunk?

How people use social networking sites?

Why the popularity of photos? Piskorski hypothesizes that people who post pictures of themselves can show they are having fun and are popular without having to boast.

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Piskorski has also found deep gender differences in the use of sites. The biggest usage categories are men looking at women they don't know, followed by men looking at women they do know. Women look at other women they know. Overall, women receive two-thirds of all page views.

"This was a very big surprise: A lot of guys in relationships are looking at women they don't know," says Piskorski. "It's an easy way to see if anyone might be a better match." Again, online networks act as cover.

Men's voyeurism surprised a Harvard researcher? Talk about Ivory Tower cluelessness.



Blogger Chuck Cheesman said...

Laughing my butt off!!!

12:00 AM  

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