On the internet, it’s GIRL TIME!
Experts say that, among young internet users, it's not the boys who create most web content. The pioneers of the internet at the moment are the girls.
According to Jenny Baker, whose hobbies are designing icons, layouts and 'glitters', most boys just aren't patient enough for blogging, uploading photographs, and creating their own websites. Jenny posts her graphics on her own website, and believes that most boys don’t often have their own sites. She thinks it's mainly girls.
And Jenny is right. A study shows that, among internet users aged 12 to 17, a lot more girls blog than boys (35 percent of girls compared with 20 percent of boys). A lot more girls also work on their own web pages (32 percent of girls compared with 22 percent of boys). Girls are also ahead of boys in working on websites for other people.
Girls also seem to be more active in creating their own web business. Some of them have their own teenage podcasts which have become very successful and sometimes the creators have their own TV shows too. When asked what they think about the study that shows girls are more active on the web, they say that they’re not surprised because girls sometimes more creative than boys.
Other girls have started interactive e-zines with articles written for girls by girls. 'Girls from everywhere read our articles, and they ask lots of questions,' they say. One expert said: 'If boys were more interested in helping other people, the numbers would be different.'
But if girls are more enthusiastic about computers, why do women only have 27 percent of computer-related jobs? Maybe this will change in the future-after all, girls like these will be in the job market before too long.
来源：MSE指定教材 English In Mind (student's book 2)