Good news! Jezebel won "Best Group Weblog" and "Best New Weblog" at the Bloggies at SXSW today. Whee! Is it any surprise that a recent study by the Pew Internet Project has found that girls and young women are the most prolific web users? The Times of London reports that "blogging growth among teenagers is almost entirely fuelled by girls", who are described as a new breed of "super-communicators." 70% of American girls between the ages of 15 and 17 have blogs, websites, MySpace and Facebook pages — compared to 57% of boys the same age. In an article a few weeks ago, the New York Times called teenage girls "cyberpioneers." Nicole Dominguez, 13, designs free icons, layouts and "glitters" for Web and MySpace pages. "Most guys don't have patience for this kind of thing," she told the paper. "It's really hard." The image of the computer geek as a male? Dead and buried!
And it's not just the younger generation: Women over 40 are getting their own site (the nuttily-named Wowowow.com — kinda like your wacky aunt, it makes sense while making no sense!) Now for the bad news: