Article first published as Google + Slowly turning from Blue to Pink on Technorati.
The less than a month-old social network has an overwhelming number of male users, a figure that even beats male gamers. According to this report on Game Beat 53% of social mobile gamers are women and 60% of traditional console gamers are men. This figure does not even come close to the male-female ratio on Google + at the beginning: a swapping 87% of Google + users were male as reported on CNET
This absolutely makes sense, because being a Google + user since day one, all of the people in my circles and the ones adding me to theirs were all male except for one. Today however this ratio is slowly changing. In the same article on CNET, 33.6% of people on Google + are now women.
It’s nice to see pink slowly invading the social network, too many guys were having a super party at the new place; almost as if it were a modern male-geek only club. Indeed it was a little lonely as a woman in there.
But have you wondered why this number was so high? Google+ invites were (and still are) the only way to get in and create your profile. Which means that all of the people who started the viral movement were major fans dying to get an invite (guilty as charged) just like an Apple fan would camp out a Mac store on the eve of a new iPad release. Who would you camp out with? Only with a person who is just as crazy or crazier than you to get it. The same applies to Google +, you would only invite people who are dying to get in. Since the Tech World is male dominated still, well there really is no surprise.
Good thing Google reopened invites; early majority can now balance things out for the innovators. It makes you wonder how the main streaming channel will change, what kind of subjects will now be posted? Stay tuned if you are already a Google + user, and if you aren’t still, ask for your invite, we still need more girls!