This is odd. A blog on results of a "working paper" on Twitter behavior from a MBA student and professor at Harvard Business School.
We found that an average man is almost twice more likely to follow another man than a woman. Similarly, an average woman is 25% more likely to follow a man than a woman. Finally, an average man is 40% more likely to be followed by another man than by a woman. These results cannot be explained by different tweeting activity - both men and women tweet at the same rate.
These results are stunning given what previous research has found in the context of online social networks. On a typical online social network, most of the activity is focused around women - men follow content produced by women they do and do not know, and women follow content produced by women they know. Generally, men receive comparatively little attention from other men or from women.
I'm a bit curious as to whether the type of Twitter use is different between men and women and whether that makes a difference.
Another tidbit was the assertion that the median number of Tweets is 1; one might think that they need to create some screens for users who set up accounts and then never really used it for anything. I'd also be interested in trying to figure out whether there are lurkers who actively read Twitter from various sources but never post anything.
Finally there was an assertion that 90% of Tweets came from 10% of users...no, they did not seem to identify @BoraZ specifically.