To prevent celebrities from skewing the results, I looked at Twitter users who have between 100 and 10,000 followers. I also used the
to control for users who are following or
far more than the average.
I found that while men and women have basically the same number of followers, there are significant differences in two other numbers: Following and Tweets.
In our database, women follow 2% more people than men do on average.
I found a more dramatic difference when I looked at the number of Tweets men and women made over the life of their
. Women posted over 12% more Tweets than men in our dataset did.