Tuesday, April 8, 2008

girl blogomania!

This article, Sorry, Boys, This is Our Domain, is last month's news, but I hadn't heard about it, because who can keep up with the Times every single day?

It's just cool to check out what teens are up to. We all know that teenagers HEART MySpace and lots of other newer social networks that adults over the age of 20 are totally clueless about. But this is all about girl bloggers, who are blogging on their own blogs or on interactive e-zines. A Pew Study found that "among web users ages 12 to 17, significantly more girls than boys blog (35 percent of girls compared with 20 percent of boys)."

The article ties this into broader trends about women getting into jobs that focus on math and computer sciences, which is the subject of a book we just published called Who's Afraid of Marie Curie? by Linley Erin Hall. According to this article, "Women hold about 27 percent of jobs in computer and mathematical occupations," and Hall's findings are both critical and optimistic about the chances girls and women have in these fields.

Regardless, the blog stats are cool. Go girls!


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