Thursday, June 15, 2006

Of gender differences in text messaging

Of gender differences in text messaging: "night's BayCHI had three fascinating talks on mobile phone usage. Here are my notes from the first talk which was an entertaining discussion of findings from a research project on mobile phones and culture (I hope to post notes from the other talks shortly). SImeon Yates from the Sheffield Hallam University (I reveal my geographic ignorance by mentioning that I had to look up the UK map to find out where that is) described a study on gender differences in text messaging.
The most interesting finding was the length and content of messages based on gender of sender and recipient. This graph (showing number of characters in text messages) about sums it up.
Average length of text messages based on Sender & Recipient gender
Men to women: 74
Women to men: 80
Women to women: 82
Men to women: 60"   continued ...   (Via rashmi sinha)

Text Messaging By Gender - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

Text Messaging By Gender


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