The Pew Internet Project has recently released a new report on how men and women use the Internet. You can find the full report at:
The percentage of women using the internet still lags slightly behind the percentage of men. Women under 30 and black women outpace their male peers. However, older women trail dramatically behind older men.
*68% of men are internet users, compared with 66% of women. Because they make up more of the population, the total number of women online is now slightly larger than the number of men.
*86% of women ages 18-29 are online, compared with 80% of men that age.
*34% of men age 65 and older are online, compared with 21% of women that age.
*60% of black women are online, compared with 50% of black men.
"If there is an overall pattern of differences here, it is that men value the internet for the breadth of experiences it offers, and women value it for the human connections," said Deborah Fallows, Senior Research Fellow at the Pew Internet Project."