It’s always been a nagging thought in the back of my mind that women are able to get followers faster and easier than men. I want to make it very clear here from the very beginning that I mean that in the most informative way. It’s easy to lean over into the sexist territory here, but that’s not what I am talking about. I am talking about pure social competence and the ability to know who’s going to follow you back.
When I first started using Twitter, I quickly started to get a lot of followers. In my head, it was due to the website I was running at the time called Minervity. It’s a design-oriented website with tutorials and such. But, after a while, I started seeing people that were not involved in anything design that started to follow me. It was curious to me cause that meant that I had broken out of my own niche, and started to be seen outside of it. I enjoyed the new bulk of followers, but I had no idea why I had gotten them.
It’s interesting to know that women have always been able to get followers faster, over the whole spectrum, than men have. Men usually grind through the hours and gather their followers that way. Women seem to have some kind of magnetic pull that significantly increases their ability to rack up higher numbers of followers.
So depending on the what gender you are, always know that there are positive and negative sides with everything. And, it becomes quite clear when you look at HubSpot‘s infographic over genders using Twitter. The infographic called “He Tweeted, She Tweeted” shows us some data regarding male and female interaction and pull on Twitter that might not have been what you thought they were. It’s inevitably interesting if you ask me. Well, when I think about it, could it be that women are using their female charm to gather more followers? Hmm… The question quickly becomes a one way street. What do you think?