Who has the upper-hand when it comes to social media? If you guessed women, you are correct., Politics Daily women are outperforming men when it comes to social media.
Yes, it has been a pain for journalists to have to make the transition from old journalism to new but it seems women are making that transition easier than men. Jessica Pressler, a writer-editor at the New York magazine blog Daily Intel, was quoted in the article saying, “Women are good at multitasking, they can move copy quickly. Male writers are more egotistical about their prose and won’t stand for the demands of these jobs. They think they are too good for this.”
Is that true? Do men really believe blogging is beneath them? If so, I hate to be the one to say it, but get over it. This is the direction PR and journalism is going in and if you can’t accept that, you’re going to get left out. The article goes on to talk about how when men first came into this profession, they were the bright ones, the go-getters, but now the media is changing and more and more women are joining. These men who have been around aren’t on top of their game like they once were. And with them, these women are bringing new ideas and new approaches to social media.
The writer of this article phrases it perfectly saying, “The choice is this: Join the new media revolution and change a whole way of doing things, or stay out in the cold.”