Streaming Media & The ‘Hot Chick’ Effect

By Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

shelton-Profile03As even a casual user of streaming media such as can tell you, women seem to have something of an advantage when it comes to gaining followers. Especially in the instance of Periscope, women seem to be able to gain an audience simply by, well, being women. It is an interesting situation, to say the least.

The question, of course, is why this is the case. Some of it comes from, of course, the purely prurient notion among some men that there is always a chance that a woman might, just might “open bobs.” This is completely bonkers, but some men persist in thinking this is the case.

Some of this issue comes from the idea that our phones are very personal and seeing a woman on one’s phone generates a sense of false intimacy. It must be noted, of course, that while women may get a lot more followers than men simply because they’re women, they also get a lot of negative attention because they’re women. It is unfortunate, but it is still the case.

For much more on this, here is a Blab.im blab I did on the matter some time ago.

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