Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Web 2.0 and Women: The web 2.0 gap and beyond

I wonder if anyone has done a survey of how women use web 2.0 web sites.
How do the Web 2.0 big hitters Digg, Del.icio.us, Wikipedia, Myspace fare?

I can only vouch for Digg as being male-centric in a big way.

Penelope Trunk has written about the web 2.0 gap, pointing out that as much of marketing and PR work goes online, companies need less and less of the pretty, savvy and emotionally intelligent women in those functions.

There are a few outposts of Web 2.0 for women and by women, including Blogher and Emomsathome that are in the Vanguard of creating communities of female bloggers but I guess that is it.

Penelope raises an important question about the usefulness of Technorati.

She says bloggers often write for the online currency of links so that they are ranked well on Technorati and on other Search engines, the chances of blog focused at issues surrounding people who don’t blog themselves are slim.

We need to discuss these issues as they affect the quality of UGC (user generated information) online – beyond the reference web and batches of sensible comments here and there, there is much profane and inane stuff online. We need the moderating influence of a woman.

IMHO, the Web 2.0 gap is an emerging hot topic and it embraces a wider range of topics.
The women web 2.0 gap is a start.

How about web 2.0 gap in the enterprise?

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At 5:11 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this a blog about issues or what?

Every post on this blog covers some issue or other.

Like what I read.

- Ciao


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