Analyst: Google+ has more female users than first thought

This weekend a number of media outlets, including us, reported that the number of users on Google's new social networking service Google+ leaned heavily towards the male gender. The info came from two third party web sites, SocialStatistics.com and FindPeoplePlus.com. Now the analyst who first predicted that Google+ would reach 10 million users in a short amount of time has pretty much slammed those two sites for what he says are inaccurate stats concerning who is using Google+

Paul Allen, who also founded Ancestry.com, posted on his Google+ page that the info on SocialStatistics.com comes from  Google+ users directly. He states, " ... G+ users can submit their profile to see if they make the top 100 leaderboard. Shortly after launching, the 87% male, 11% female, 2% other stat started making the rounds. But that data is completely skewed: "males tend to compete for leaderboard recognition more than females." As far as FiindPeoplePlus.com, Allen says the site, " ... indexes nearly 948,000 Google+ user profiles and tracks many data points about the users, including gender. They report that of the first 948,000 profiles they crawled, 74.9% are male and 25.1% are female. But crawling is time consuming and the crawlers were finding the mostly male user profiles from the initial field test seeding. This is not a random sampling."

Allen claims that through his own "surname-based random sampling" efforts he found that males currently take up 66 percent of Google+ with females taking up the other 33.6 percent. He adds, "The poster of 18 men in a hot tub that has been passed around for the past week or two is not reflective of reality and is not what Google+ is going to end up being."

Report a problem with article
Previous Story

LucasArts rejected taking Star Wars Galaxies free-to-play

Next Story

Report: Apple A6 processors in trial production

21 Comments

Commenting is disabled on this article.

TsMkLg068426 said,
yeah I wonder how many of those are fake profiles or trannies can anyone prove it?

Maybe ask Lulzsec to hack in and see... oh wait they seem to be trannies too...

I always thought that most social network sites attract more females than males to them. The females defiantly seem to generate the most posts (at least on my profile )

lol kinda pathetic to read that first it was mostly male.. now mostly female? Don't know which article to believe.

JSYOUNG571 said,
Checking G-mail...still no Google+ invite. Clicking back to Facebook.

PM me your e-mail address, i'll send you an invite.

Wow! Another article that *tries* to disprove a previous idiotic article. Praise the idiot analysts. What's next? Google+ has less heterosexuals than originally thought? That would make my day. Oh Megatron! Please let this be true.