Boys Have Googles, Girls Have Yahoos

Hd_srchinsider_2Gord Hotchkiss continues his great analysis of gender differences relating to search engines. Toward the end, he even incorporates a few thoughts I shared with him, which were first publicized on this very blog:

In David’s words, "The search engine becomes the ineffable partner, the one who’s always responding to you on target, based on how you initiated the conversation."

It is a little sad if search engines respond better to you than significant others. Then again, perhaps there’s hope for us if search engines can teach us how to be better empathizers. Learning empathy from technology’s a topic I’ll be touching on more in the future; share your thoughts in the comments.

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