Joanna Schroeder admits to being just like every other girl.
Just as I was updating my Facebook status update, my email notifications buzzed with a new message from GMP’s social media guru Jack Varnell that read “Fun Blog Fodder” and included a link to an infographic that nearly made me spit out my Divine Dips.
According to NetSpace, which studies social media information, the number one thing that women on social media say they want is (drumroll)… Ice Cream!
Why did that make me spit out my Divine Dips? Check out what I had just posted on Facebook:
I know, it’s the lamest chick-Facebook status update ever. But seriously, how weird are we, women as a group, that we are seemingly always talking about ice cream? Why did I join in on this meaningless chatter? Am I subconsciously trying to be like everyone else… or do women just really love ice cream?
Turns out that according to NetSpace, you men are just as predictable. What’s the number one thing men want, according to what they say on social media? Cars!
At first I scoffed at the notion that men are always talking about cars. I mean, it’s not as if you guys are all gear-head grease monkeys. I thought to myself, Not the men I know, the men I know are talking about important things!
So I clicked over to my husband’s Facebook page. His latest status update?
He’s talking about wanting a Prius! WTH?!
Are we really that predictable, are we really that binary? Women want ice cream, men want cars?
Luckily, there is hope in the data… turns out we’re not all that different. According to NetSpace, men and women actually overlap in 70% of the things we report wanting, and our top three wants are exactly the same, but in different order: cars, ice cream, and pizza.
I guess that’s the new American dream… what used to be apple pie, baseball, and Chevrolet is now ice cream, pizza and a Prius.
What do you guys think? Are men all about cars? Are women all about ice cream? And what the hell happened to baseball?
Photo courtesy of coolmikeo