Saturday, December 31, 2005

How men and women use the Internet

The Pew Internet survey project has published "How Men and Women use the Internet", available online in PDF format.

A BBC story "Gender gap alive and well online" highlights some of the findings, such as men making more use of online transactions such as purchasing and women being better communicators with tools such as email.

Currently we lack such detailed research knowledge about UK users, and its a pity that use for the purposes of learning isnt surveyed too. But Ofcom are doing some very good research on media literacy and use, which should provide useful material.