There’s No Way Men Do This More Than Women

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Oh, Internet and social media studies. You really are so ridiculous. You either state the incredibly obvious ("New Study Finds That Facebook Is Popular in Human Beings"), or state things that seem completely and totally pulled out of your arse ("New Study Finds That Facebook Is Popular With Women Who Wear Jeggings and Listen to Hall and Oates"). I just don't get you. But here you are again, coming out with a "study."

Rebtel, a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) company, recently conducted some "research" on the habits of men and women when it comes to social media, and what they found was ... stupid. According to Rebtel, more ladies use social media than dudes, and more dudes use texting and talking on the phone than ladies. 

Um, yeah, that'd be a no.

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After looking at the communication habits of 2,361 adults (sweeping generalization, anyone?), the company found that women are significantly more likely to use online social networks, a la Facebook and Twitter, to communicate with friends, family, and co-workers. Apparently 68 percent of these women use social media to stay in touch with friends, as opposed to 54 percent of men.

Now get this: This study also found that "men like talking on the phone and texting more than women" ... 75 percent compared to 73 percent. Yeah, okay, guys.

I hate to pull a Rebtel and make a sweeping generalization here, but since the beginning of time, women have liked talking on the phone and texting more than men. I don't mean to stereotype, but it's fact. There is no way I'm buying the notion that guys prefer that method of communication over women. Even if it's just by 2 percent.

Another problem I have with this study is that it says women prefer social media as a means to stay in touch with friends and family. Do they really? I, and most women I know, was under the impression that things like Facebook were more for entertainment purposes and communicating with those we don't communicate with on a regular basis. Like, if something major happened to me, I would pick up the phone and call -- or text -- my sister or my close friends. I wouldn't message them on Facebook.

So, basically this study just further backs up my informal study: Studies are bull.

Do you use Facebook to communicate with those close to you?


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