Do women run Twitter?


To mark the anniversary of the first-ever tweet in March 2006, Cristen and Caroline take a look at how women use Twitter in greater numbers than men -- except when it comes to running the powerful social media enterprise.

Episode sources:

"The Real History of Twitter" by Nicholas Carlson. April 13, 2011. Business Insider. http://www.businessinsider.com/how-twitter-was-founded-2011-4?page=1

"An Interview With Twitter's Forgotten Founder, Noah Glass" by Nicholas Carlson. April 13, 2011. Business Insider. http://www.businessinsider.com/twitter-cofounder-noah-glass-2011-4

"How Twitter language reveals your gender -- or your friends'" by Ben Zimmer. Nov. 04, 2012. The Boston Globe. http://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2012/11/03/how-twitter-language-reveals-your-gender-your-friends/e68H6Z0Z2GAfnJ6UjU3IxO/story.html

"Does Twitter Have a Gender Bias Problem?" by Meredith Lepore. Jan. 10, 2014. Skillcrush. http://skillcrush.com/2014/01/10/twitter-gender-bias-problem/

"Fast Company: The Women of Twitter" by

"Women Dominate in Using Social Sites, But Running Them? Not So Much" by Dan Lyons. March 04, 2014. HubSpot. http://blog.hubspot.com/opinion/study-on-social-media-women-far-outnumber-men-so-why-do-men-still-run-these-companies

"Twitter, Women and Power" by Nicholas Kristoff. Oct. 23, 2013. The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/24/opinion/kristof-twitter-women-power.html?_r=0

"Carrot Flop: Twitter CEO Costolo Finds Lack of Women on Board Is No Joking Matter" by Kara Swisher. Oct. 06, 2013. All Things D. http://allthingsd.com/20131006/carrot-flop-twitter-ceo-costolo-finds-lack-of-woman-on-board-is-no-joking-matter/

"A Striking Absence of Women" by Vikas Bajaj. Oct. 12, 2013. The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/13/opinion/sunday/a-striking-absence-of-women.html

"Feminism's Toxic Twitter Wars" by Michelle Goldberg. Jan. 29, 2014. The Nation. http://www.thenation.com/article/178140/feminisms-toxic-twitter-wars

"Is "Toxic" Online Culture Paralyzing Feminism?" by Jessica Grose. Slate. Jan. 31, 2014. http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2014/01/31/_toxic_twitter_wars_is_online_culture_paralyzing_feminism.html

"The Incomplete Guide to Feminist Infighting" by Arit John and Allie Jones. Jan. 29, 2014. The Wire. http://www.thewire.com/politics/2014/01/incomplete-guide-feminist-infighting/357509/

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