Thursday, February 26, 2009

Text and the sexes

An analysis of text messages sent in to an Italian TV programme has shed light on the different ways men and women use new technology to communicate. The study, carried out by researchers at Indiana University, found that women used more characters than men, were more likely to use abbreviations such as gr8 and used more emoticons (smiling and frowning faces). This contrast with previous research on verbal conversation in which men were found to talk more while women were more polite.

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