Thursday, February 21, 2008

Sorry, Boys, This Is Our Domain - New York Times

A timely reality check

THE prototypical computer whiz of popular imagination — pasty, geeky, male — has failed to live up to his reputation.

Research shows that among the youngest Internet users, the primary creators of Web content (blogs, graphics, photographs, Web sites) are not misfits resembling the Lone Gunmen of “The X Files.” On the contrary, the cyberpioneers of the moment are digitally effusive teenage girls.

Sorry, Boys, This Is Our Domain - New York Times

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