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11.15. Who posts more to the Internet's Usenet, women or men?

Research has shown that although the average woman and man post a similar number of articles to the Usenet, only seven percent of articles are submitted by women. Why? Because there are fewer women on the network and using the Usenet. Once they're talking, though, men and women use the system in similar ways: the average woman and man post articles of similar length. The amount of "follow up" discussion does not seem to correlate with the gender of the topic initiator.

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