Boys and girls on Internet

By | 2006-09-30

SexsThis week I’ve read some texts about men and women on Internet. To start with, “most bloggers are women“.

“According to a survey of more than 4 million blogs by Perseus Development, 56% were created by women. More bad news for the boys: men are more likely than women to abandon their blog once it’s created.”

If we admit the premise that blogs are one of the most important sources of new information on the net, we might guess that nowadays there is more text data from girls than from boys on Internet. Interesting! It’s known that each sex thinks in a different way, therefore it’s curious to read the world from the other perspective. Even so, there are people who still study the intelligence in number’s concepts, and somebody claims that “men are more clever than women“, although in practical terms there is no difference. Sometimes men and women think and understand things in a different way (like in this clever joke), but in most of the cases we can do the same things.

However, in the “tech professional” world you can hardly see a woman. At University I saw almost no girls in the Computer Science Faculty. I don’t know the reason, but I can guess it’s still a question about social roles (boys play with computers, girls with dolls). Anyway I know things’ve been changing during the last 5 years, and now girls are more likely to enter in technical studies. Even Google is supporting girls with special grants (read in Ana’s blog). I hope to see more and more women in tech positions… I want to see a new algorithm made by a girl… I want to fall in love with one of them (“damny dangerous”, but it’s worth it ;-)).

4 thoughts on “Boys and girls on Internet

  1. Rubén

    Most no admite mostest, ya es superlativo ūüėČ Y en mi facultad hay unas cuantas chicas (quiero decir, en mi carrera XD, en la facultad hay muchas, la mayoria en mates) y algunas son de buen ver y todo.

  2. Julio Post author

    Si, tienes raz√≥n con el “mostest”, cosas del directo… ya lo he quitado.

    La idea que pretend√≠a mostrar no es tan “superficial” como comentas con “algunas son de buen ver”. El tema est√° en que la invenci√≥n/producci√≥n de logaritmos ha sido algo casi exclusivo del sexo masculino, por lo que debe ser interesante ver nuevas aportaciones al campo desde el punto de vista femenino, dado que hombres y mujeres pensamos de manera distinta. Deber√≠a ser interesante ver las cosas (en este caso, las de √≠ndole t√©cnica) desde la otra perspectiva.

  3. Rubén

    *algoritmos ūüėõ

    Ya veo lo que quieres decir, pero… lo veo antinatural. Un algoritmo es un algoritmo (piensa que soy matem√°tico… para mi un algoritmo es casi casi un teorema XD) y normalmente demuestras que es casi lo mejor que puedes tener. Supongo que a lo que te refieres m√°s que a algoritmos, podria ser por ejemplo a especificaciones, protocolos and so on, no? Por ejemplo, c√≥mo dise√Īaria una mujer el http? Algo as√≠. Eso s√≠ que me parecer√≠a interesante de saber (o c√≥mo dise√Īarian un lenguaje de programaci√≥n?).

  4. Rubén

    Ahora me ha venido a la cabeza una historia de Asimov… ‘Mi hijo el f√≠sico’. Si la conoces/puedes conseguirla, me ahorro explicarla, sino ya la explicare. Es justamente el punto de vista femenino aplicado a un problema de ingenieria (aunque Asimov era masculino jeje)

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