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Social Media: It's a Woman's World So What Would you Like?

Social Media: It's a Woman's World So What Would you Like?

When it comes to social media, there is now proof that women are leading the pack when connecting with friends, family and colleagues. Mashable reports about a recent study conducted by Rebtel that finds women utilize social media sites like Facebook and Twitter far more than men.

Rebtel CEO, Andreas Bernstrom explains, “Our findings show that men tend to lag behind women when it comes to communicating with others through social media, which debunks other recent studies that suggest that men are more savvy networkers between the sexes.”

Given the recent staistitics showing women dominate social media it would make sense that these sites have women users in mind as they change and grow. Facebook recently rolled out some new changes to the site’s layout and function in an attempt to keep up with Google+ (and get ready because there are more major changes to come.)

So how do women feel about the Facebook changes? We had an overwhelming amount of responses on our Facebook page from many users who were not happy with the layout changes.

One user writes, “I am hating it! Why do they have to keep changing things every day!!! There are some ppl who just really like to keep it simple!” One week later some have changed their tune and love the site’s changes while others are still having a hard time adjusting.

Facebook has also received recent press concerning privacy issues with the way it keeps a history of its users on everything from who has ever poked you to every event you’ve ever been invited to. (If printed out, the history can be up to 880 pages long!)

The complaints about the new changes and privacy issues have left some to question whether Facebook should remain a free service.  After all, if users had to pay for the service they would probably have more of a say about how it functions. But then again, many of us consider “free-of-charge” one of Facebook’s biggest perks.

One week later have you adjusted to Facebook’s changes?

Seeing as how women dominate social media use, how would you like to see sites like Facebook change and grow?
 

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  • Beanie45 By Beanie45
    10.02.11  

    I don't care for the new changes to FB. It seems a bit confusing. Since becoming a member I have seen 2 changes. The original set up was the best. When the first change occured, I was like "what in the world have they done!?!?" But I adjusted and everything was great. This last change was not necessary at all. I'm all for change, I love change actually, but only if it's for the better. I feel this FB change was definitely not the way to go!

  • anngut By anngut
    10.02.11  

    I liked it the way it was before. I took a break from facebook for a week and because I was really sick and came back and it was all different! I don't like their "Top Stories". I like chronological order. AND, I like my privacy. I wish they would give me some!

  • JKellen By JKellen
    10.02.11  

    Like most people, I hate change, but I know that change is inevitable. I just try to make myself adapt, especially with changes in things like Facebook. I just remind myself that if the web sites did not update themselves, they would be hacked into a little easier, and there are updates that they have to do to keep up with the latest technology. It is frustrating though!

  • sammy10127 By sammy10127
    10.03.11  

    I love facebook. But I hate the little stalker bar now, its annoying and I find myself posting less and less. I do however like the fact that all of our chats are saved and I can go back and view conversations that I've previously had

  • proudgymmom By proudgymmom
    10.03.11  

    Since the changes...when I use the app on my phone I don't get notifications like I used to. It also seems that everytime I turn around there is a new button or look of the format...just go back to the old way!!!!

  • cdbram By cdbram
    10.03.11  

    I am still not liking it. I liked the most recent feature that I was used to. I also do not like seeing when my friends comment on posts of people that are not my friends.

  • Mom4georgia By Mom4georgia
    10.03.11  

    I have not really adjusted. I am finding that my time is less on Facebook than it used to be, but when I am on, I'm usually on for at least 30 minutes or more. Its too time consuming to sort through all of the new stuff.

  • Roseofsharyn By Roseofsharyn
    10.03.11  

    I feel like I'm losing control over my privacy on Facebook. With all the new changes, it seems privacy is being taken away or at least the ability to make our info more private. The ticker on the right hand side of the news feed is just terrible and I have not found a way to opt out of it. I don't want my every move being tracked, nor do I want to spam people. If Facebook uses the actual users to get feedback from on changes, then why aren't they hearing us this time? Many people feel like they're not hearing us, and I'd have to agree.

  • Bearyunique By Bearyunique
    10.03.11  

    I just go with flow. I signed up for facebook because when my father died, I was 5 years old, and he was from Puerto Rico. I never talked to his side of the family again. My mom married a prejudice man and I was never aloud to contact them. So when my stepdad died, I finally got to talk to them last year and facebook is our way of keeping in touch. Now I just have to learn spanish.

  • Britnev By Britnev
    10.04.11  

    Even though I must get used to the recent changes it doesn't mean I must like them. I understand that FB is a free service and as such we should appreciate all that it provides BUT I don't think that gives the right for FB to dictate how our page should look & feel. If they want to make changes do so but make it our option to apply changes if we want them. I would like to see FB putting some of their energy into making a FB mobile app that works on a smartphone.

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