Some thoughts on girl-talk. In January, one of the things I talked about at the WOMBAT conference was "How to Get Women Talking." Naturally, I couldn't resist saying, "Shouldn't the topic be, How to Get Women to STOP TAlking?" Specifically, I remember as a kid hearing the boys taunt the girls with this little ditty, "Telegraph, telephone...tell a girl!" as if girls just couldn't be trusted with secrets because...well, we talk too much.
Maybe true. Maybe not. Thing is - in today's digital world, we're talking more than ever. We're sharing stories and lives and jokes and advice all across the net. Girl-talk the 21st century way is between hundreds, maybe thousands, of women, all at once. We've gone so far beyond the telephone... it's scary.
Here's the reality: women dominate the net. You may not think so. You may not 'see' us - unless you look in the right places. But, be forewarned: girl-talk is going to change the way you do business. How? Word-of-mouth connections, that's how.
Starting in March, I'm going to add Girl-Talk to this blog as a weekly focus. I'll be searching the net for women bloggers (yes, I'll check Blogher first!) and women's portals, but I'm really interested in the fringes. I'll be looking for 'girl-talk' - interaction between women - talking about life, family, politics, fashion, sex, health, and more. Women chatting - with other women. Maybe even doing product reviews...
This is just one new idea I have for Lip-sticking. Stay tuned for more.
Some recent girl talk out of Boston, MA: "TooTimid.com Valentine's Day Poll Shows Most Women Are Not Happy." [warning: clicking the link may offend some people]
The story shows that on Valentine's Day 2005, only "22%" of women were 'satisfied.' In fact, '18% said it was just another day, 15% felt it was a disaster...and 30% spent the day alone or away from their lover."
I leave you with this, sent to me by a girlfriend:
Please tell ten friends to tell ten today! The Breast Cancer site is having trouble getting enough people to click on their site daily to meet their quota of donating at least one free mammogram a day to an underprivileged woman. It takes less than a minute to go to their site and click on "donating a mammogram" free (pink window in the middle).
This doesn't cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate mammogram in exchange for advertising.
Here's the web site! Pass it along to people you know.