Love in the Time of Algorithms
If you don’t have a lot of things going for you, it’s always easy to take solace in the fact that your phone is just a stretch away. Genevieve Bell, a sociologist for Intel, said those feelings of passion toward inanimate objects are only growing stronger and could eventually lead to a “real relationship.” Start thinking of anniversary gifts Read More
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Just because wisdom is conventional doesn’t mean it’s right, and just because dudes 18 to 25 are considered the prized tech demographic doesn’t mean it’s true. The Atlantic dug up a recent talk by Intel researcher Genevieve Bell, and it turns out that women are pretty much the customers you want to have on lock. And people wonder why Pinterest has a great big Scrooge McDuck-style cache of venture capital cash.
Ms. Bell has shared several interesting nuggets, including that women in Western countries use the Internet 17 percent more per month; they spend more time talking on their mobile phones (hold your stereotyped jokes, please); and they’re the biggest users of every social networking site that’s not LinkedIn. Also, “Women are the vast majority owners of all internet enabled devices–readers, healthcare devices, GPS.”