New York: Around three quarters (or more) of Google+ users are male. According to recent estimates, has improved its gender ratio since it first launched, men still drastically outnumber women.SocialStatistics and FindPeopleOnPlus, third-party sites that gather data from about select Google+ profiles, both report that about 68% of Google+ users are Male. In July, they estimated that the percentage of male users was 87% and 74% respectfully.
This improvement, however, is partly due to a change Google+ made in mid July that allows users to pass on the option to state whether they are male or female. And even if the option to keep gender private made no dent in gender ratio, Google+ still has a long way to go before men and women are represented equally in its circles.
“This network has shown itself to be a place that encourages deep conversation,” wrote the paper in its first post on Google+, “and from what we’ve observed so far, many of you are passionate and smart consumers of technology.”