Monday, March 11, 2013


Hello everyone, I hope you all had a relaxing spring break! A few classes ago we had the discussion about chapter two, which explained that more men use technology/Internet compared to women.
Some part of this I do believe to be true, but other times, I believe it to be false. In the past I would fully agree with anyone to say, “Men use the Internet more than women and are more advanced in this department.” I say this because forty to fifty years ago it was the men who went to work and as they say, “brought home the bacon.” Women were recognized as staying at home, taking care of the children, and baking cookies. I believe this to be true because men dominated the work force earlier than women and were able to have a jump-start of incorporating technologies into their everyday life.
Today, women are working outside of the home and using the same technologies that men do, although some may say that they do not use it to its full extent. I did find a website that disagreed with this from Huffington Post. It explained, “Women are dominating in the digital "battle of the sexes." That's what the numbers say, anyway.” This incorporates social media, video games, and research. Do not get me wrong; everyone has different preference to what he or she does on the Internet, but women are starting to get more involved with technologies, but are moving at a slower pace, because they are not as advanced. In addition, it may not be a woman’s preference to use a certain type of technology or research certain information.
In conclusion, do you believe that women are held back from Internet because they were not given this as the same time as men were? Also, do you believe that women will be able to take on Internet use as men do now, in the next ten to twenty years, or do you believe it has already happened?

6 comments:

  1. I think that sex does not matter on who uses the internet. It is about the type of person you are or to what degree of training you have with technology. Anyone can learn to use a smartphone but some people to refuse to use this technology. I see plenty of girls doing way more complicated things on facebook then I feel necessary or feel the need to even know how. (the little hearts and what not)

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  2. Honestly, I had never considered that women may not utilize the internet as much as men until of previous class. And still, I'm not really convinced this is true. I tend to agree with William's statement indicating that internet usage is determined more on an individual basis as opposed to sex. Sometimes I feel like society looks for divisions where there simply are none, but who knows. So anyway, I'm not sure I agree when you stated, "...women are starting to get more involved with technologies, but are moving at a slower pace, because they are not as advanced." I'd argue that women are generally just as advanced and versed in technology as men, but individuals may have their own particular preferences and shortcomings in this matter.

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  3. I agree with what's been said. The internet, and technology as a whole, is available to both men and women. It is up to each person to decide how much effort they want to put into them, which in turn will decide how much they get out of them. Walking around campus, you see many girls who are on smartphones and computers.

    One interesting thing that I thought of, however, is that I'm not sure if I've ever seen a girl in the tech help center. I have had some of their employees come to a few different classes of mine, and they have all been male. Not that the BSU tech center is representative of all men and women, but it is something that is relevant to us as students here.

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  4. I'd say that women are, lets say, "gaining ground" on men as far as the use of technology and the internet. At this point, I feel that it's basically even as far as who uses technology more, but men did have a nice head start using not only the internet, but new forms of technology from all genres. There are signs that the playing field is leveling off though. For example, it's not unusual for girls/women to play online video games like Call of Duty, or to author blogs or podcasts. I don't know if this would be considered "normal" a decade ago. With that said, I feel that with every day that passes, the gap is narrowing in the world of technology use.

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  5. I know this is so late, crazy week. I can definitely see where women are catching up to men in the technologies department, so I don't see why in the next 10 to 20 years, women wouldn't be at the same level/pace as men when using the Internet and related technologies. However, I don't think women are quite there as of right now. Women have seemed to catch up with the men in these departments, possibly for the assumption that when women did enter the corporate workforce, they were very eager and excited. I believe this may have helped them gain a jump start to this goal.

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  6. Women have long been less advanced than men in many professional areas like the use of technology due to the home-domain idea previously affiliated with women. As that changes however, women do get more involved and educate themselves with technology. I also think that there are more male-encouraged roles that are focused on technology so it doesn't actively help women to progress in that sense. Not to say that women won't or can't catch up with the men in respect to technology advancement, and I hope they do, but it is still a long time away from that, especially since men are still improving on their knowledge already while women are still trying to catch up.

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