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IntimidatingScones  ·  3171 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Reddit is for boys, Pinterest is for girls

Look at it without the distraction of colors.

Scribd----------50/50 foursquare-----48/52 instagram------53/47 youtube--------46/54 pininterest-----72/28 reddit----------26/74 hubski-----------5/95

Now, the last one may be drastically different due to sample size.

kleinbl00  ·  3171 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Let's also look at methodology:

The graph is compiled from compiled browser statistics with an n of millions, those statistics derived from browser cookies and tracked data.

Your boyfriend's graph is a self-reported survey with an n of 100 where "meat popsicle" is an acceptable gender.

You might be interested to know that rigorous data is available; however, because Hubski isn't in the top million websites on the internet the data is pretty noisy even when collected properly (for example, according to Alexa, the #3 search term linking to Hubski is "wombat poop").

Nonetheless, a comparison can be drawn if we compare informationisbeautiful, google ad info and alexa data for one site, let's go with Pinterest:

Informationisbeautiful:--------------72/28 Google Display Network:------------ 68/32 Alexa:-----------------------------------

(Males under-represented, confidence high; females over-represented, confidence high)

Seems about right - according to Alexa, there's half as many men as there are women on Pinterest, or around a 66/33 split. Shall we see what Alexa has to say about Hubski, "wombat poop" aside?

(males greatly over-represented, confidence low; females greatly under-represented, confidence low - there's that wombat poop for ya)

In other words, worse than Reddit (Confidence high)

But better than 4chan (confidence high):

So data can be had, and it can be had in twenty minutes of searching. It's not perfect data, and it's not uncontroversial data, but it's substantially better data than a self-reported pie chart with an n of 100 that says far more clearly that women don't like to take surveys and kids under 15 do. Really, the survey says what self-reported surveys always say: some people take more surveys than others.

I didn't participate in the survey because, as the founder of /r/favors, I oversee 5-10 self-reported surveys a week about anything and everything and know full well that outside of statistics 101 they aren't applicable to anything. it is fundamentally, patently obvious to anyone and everyone that your survey reflects what we knew over a year ago: everyone is from Reddit.

Good, bad, indifferent, who knows? If we're going to demand that the entire site demographics change because our girlfriend got her feelings hurt, on the other hand, let's inject a little bit of rigor into the data, shall we?

JTHipster  ·  3169 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm tempted to start #hubskidrama based off the sheer potential of this post.

b_b  ·  3171 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Not in the top million, but I think we're primed to crack it this year!!! But hey, we're number 53,000 in Canada. What a brilliant marketing tag: Hubski, the 53,000th most popular website in Canada.

kleinbl00  ·  3171 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I dunno, man. When the Internet Gods hand you a statistically-significant phrase like "wombat poop"...

b_b  ·  3171 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Hubski: Come for the wombat poop, stay for the He-Man, woman hater's club style vitriol. Could sell.

mk  ·  3171 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Now, the last one may be drastically different due to sample size.

I know of at least 3 female Hubskiers that didn't partake in the survey, my wife being one of them. :)

IntimidatingScones  ·  3171 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I understand that. Most of the discussion in the thread that spun this one was assuming not though.

I also find it interesting to note how much of an uproar the mere suggestion caused. That in and of itself may speak to a lot of this.