28 June 2013 / by Radmila Gurkova

Women more cautious on social media


A new report on the Internet and how we use it says that more of us are using social media than ever.

The report showed huge differences between how men and women use social media and how we manage our privacy.

Women are more likely than men to delete friends. Sixty-seven per cent of women said they have deleted friends compared with 58 per cent of men.

The study reported that men are almost twice as likely as women to have posted messages, photos or videos that they later regret.

Fifteen per cent of men said they have done this, compared with eight per cent of women.

The study also showed women to be more cautious whom they share information with.

Two-thirds of women use the highest privacy settings, sharing data only with friends.

Less than half of the men did so.


  • How did we communicate before social media came along? Was it better in any way?

  • What would life be like without the Internet?

  • Can you live with out it? Would you prefer to go back in time?

  • Why is Facebook so popular?

  • Do you prefer communicating with your friends via the Internet or face to face?

  • What do you think of the name “social networking”?

  • Are you worried about new generations losing the 'art of communication'?


CAUTIOUS: Careful to avoid potential problems or dangers.

HUGE: Very big, large.

LIKELY: Probably.

REGRET: To feel sad, ashamed and possibly angry about something you did or didn't do.

WHOM: Used instead of “who” as the object of a verb or preposition.


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