Moreover, on media, especially social media the age of user can be revealed by the content of the message (namely, life experiences) that the user post.Herring assumes that the identity of the gender in social media can be expected easily by the stereotypical behaviors that are attached to each gender (viz., shame for females and verbal abuse and insults for males). In addition, gender differences can be revealed by the linguistic behavior as the assertiveness, length, and politeness that appeared in the content of the message. She also claims that the computer users use semiotics, particularly emoticons to show facial expressions such as; teasing or happiness and to replace “social cues”. Another related study conducted by The Telegraph newspaper, which states that 8 out of 10 people use emoticons. The use of emoticons increased rapidly because they are simpler and easier in expressing sentiments than using text.In addition to the above studies, statistics of how men and women have been using Twitter and Instagram also holds. In Saudi Arabia, nearly 85% of men use Instagram because they have more accessibility towards mobile apps than women (Abouzeid, 2008). In fact, most women tend not to be interested in the photo-sharing services. Other countries in the Middle East also have mainly male Instagram user bases. An example is Iran, where 82% of its male population uses the site (Eid, 2004). Construction of Gender in Social Media.
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