Women are the new leading demographic in technology

These stats are all from the last year’s article, but they are interesting non-the-less – I don’t think that much have changed since.

Let me break out the categories where women are leading tech adoption:

  • Internet usage
  • Mobile phone voice usage
  • Mobile phone location-based services
  • Text messaging
  • Skype
  • Every social networking site aside from LinkedIn
  • All Internet-enabled devices
  • E-readers
  • Health-care devices
  • GPS

Also, because women still are the primary caretakers of children in many places, guess who controls which gadgets the young male and female members of the family get to purchase or even use?

Via this Slashdot post.

World’s Most Dangerous Countries for Women

It’s been a while since I linked to the Big Picture blog. One of their recent posts thought struck a nerve.   It was covering the world’s most dangerous countries for women.  It’s difficult to imagine that these are not hundreds of years ago, but now !

Targeted violence against females, dismal healthcare and desperate poverty make Afghanistan the world’s most dangerous country in which to be born a woman, with Congo a close second due to horrific levels of rape. Pakistan, India and Somalia ranked third, fourth and fifth, respectively, in the global survey of perceptions of threats ranging from domestic abuse and economic discrimination to female foeticide (the destruction of a fetus in the uterus), genital mutilation and acid attack. A survey compiled by the Thomson Reuters Foundation to mark the launch of TrustLaw Woman*, puts Afghanistan at the top of the list of the most dangerous places in the world for women. TrustLaw asked 213 gender experts from five contents to rank countries by overall perceptions of danger as well as by six categories of risk. The risks consisted of health threats, sexual violence, non-sexual violence, cultural or religious factors, lack of access to resources and trafficking.

Dear women, I love you. Not only today.

Today is the International Women’s Day.  While it is getting more recognition worldwide in recent years, being Russian, I am used to having it as a public holiday since the USSR days.  This is the day to once again tell women how beautiful, smart, and appreciated they are.

Dear ladies, have a nice day!  Thank you for your smiles, for your charm, for your beauty, and for your inspiration.  The world wouldn’t be worth living in without you.

Passwords are like women

I don’t know if this was posted by someone else somewhere else before (probably it was), but that’s what I came up with yesterday, while explaining our password policy to one of the (male) colleagues.

Passwords are like women:

  • you should have as many of them as you can
  • you should change them as often as you can
  • you should never share them with another man

Judging by reaction, I got the point across.

Beautiful women of my Flickr favourites

Once in a while I go through my Flickr favourites (unfortunately no RSS feed yet).  And every time I do so, I am amazed by this or that – models, lights, moments, post-processing, etc.  Today, I was impressed (again) by the beauty of women.  So much, in fact, that I decided to share the feeling via this blog.

 Muse

And here is another one, totally different:

Smoking

There are, of course, plenty of more, but most of those pictures don’t allow for bloggers to re-post.  So you’ll have to see them on Flickr. Because if you don’t, you are missing out.  Really.

Internationi Women’s Day

Today is a major international holiday, although most of the internation community has no idea about it. Internation Women’s Day is a huge holiday in Russia and many other countires of the ex-Soviet platform. It’d probably be a good thing if it was better recognized worldwide.

Anyway, I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate all women of the world with his holiday. I wish them all happyness, love, and general well-being. Fight for your rights, make your choices, but also, please, stay as beautiful and pretty as you all are.

Thank you all for balancing out our crazy half of the world! Please, stay with us.

On life expectancy

I had a revelation this morning. It was about life expectancy.

In most countries women have higher life expectancy than men. That basically means that women live longer. The reasons may vary. But one of them got stuck in my head like a dream or something:

Women generally don’t drink ten pints of beer every Friday in a heavily smoked pub and then street race their way back home. Like their husbands do.

Purhaps it has something to do with life expectancy. Purhaps it doesn’t. I just liked how it sort of appeared in my head and got stuck there.