What’s more, this may be because they’re more narcissistic.
There are two main ways in which people use social media - in the case of this study, Facebook.
I had a solid Hayes Micromodem (what's a "baud", anyway? Unlike the modem in the movie War Games, this one was super-advanced—it plugged into the back of a computer, and directly into the phone jack on the wall.
Even back then, I interacted with people online—even met a friend from a neighboring town I wouldn't have met otherwise, who was into Black Flag.
In spite of a few informative relationships of different sorts, I met my partner the old-fashioned way, at a mutual friend's social event.
Online dating always felt partly artificial, and transition from that to a "real" relationship sketchy.
The risks of calling out trolls aren't worth it to everyone, but we're still grateful for the women who have taken that risk so that maybe fewer of us will have to one day.
Besides, perhaps it's time women stop trying to be "nice" by accommodating people who make them uncomfortable and start doing themselves and other women a favor by refusing to let trolls harass women without consequences. After blocking didn't work — some users would create new accounts and find her again — Brincefield started taking screenshots of her messages and uploading them to her profile with captions like “Tinder is not the solution to your marital problems.” This tactic has been fairly successful in warding off trolls with little collateral damage: One user who contacted Brincefield said his main reaction to her profile was "This girl's hilarious" — proving that the people worth our time won't take issue with us standing up for ourselves and other women.
Tweten's Instagram Bye Felipe, a spinoff of the dismissive slang saying "Bye Felicia" from the 1995 movie Friday, started off to publicly shame the trolls targeting her but became a venue for many women to air their online dating grievances with screenshots of their unwelcome messages.
Researchers from Brunel University and Goldsmiths, University of London have found that men are more likely than women to use Facebook with antisocial motives.
To reach their conclusions, 573 US adults were sent an online survey asking them to rate themselves on a 13-point narcissistic personality scale.