These fears have the potential to – at least temporarily – overwhelm the positive and empowering uses of these technologies.These historical fears are echoed in contemporary media accounts of youths' use of SNSs.Women were also more likely to have expressions related to family relationships and romantic relationships.One of the key findings of this research is that those men who do have expressions of romantic relationships in their profile had expressions just as strong as the women.Similarly, in a study of blogs maintained in My Space, women were found to be more likely to not only write blogs but also write about family, romantic relationships, friendships, and health in those blogs.
Researchers who have examined the gender of users of multiple SNSs have found contradictory results.
(Haferkamp et al., 2012) Privacy has been the primary topic of many studies of SNS users, and many of these studies have found differences between male and female SNS users, although some studies have found results contradictory to those found in other studies.
Some researchers have found that women are more protective of their personal information and more likely to have private profiles.
However, the researcher speculated that this may be in part due to a desire to publicly express heterosexual behaviors and mannerisms instead of merely expressing romantic feelings.
A large-scale study of gender differences in My Space found that both men and women tended to have a majority of female Friends, and both men and women tended to have a majority of female "Top" Friends in the site.