Xanga is a pretty interesting website. I really only started blogging hardcore on here back in November of 2008. But two impressions hit me immediately.
1. Damn there are a lot of women on here. More then I think I’ve seen on any given website anywhere. Which baffles the hell out of me. Even considering how big sites like facebook and myspace are. But I guess when I say a lot of women, what I really mean is “a lot more women then men”. Which is really interesting in itself. It makes me wonder why.
2. There are a ton of conversative Christians on here. Once again I really don’t know why. What is it about this website compared to any other social blogging site that seems to attract conservative Christians?
Now if I put both of these together. It seems that there are a lot of young conservative Christian women out there who only seem to represent themselves in any meaningful way on the internet via Xanga.
I mean I’ve even been to popular Christian messageboards that don’t seem to carry these same statistics. Most of the members tend to be guys. So this is a pretty interesting combination we have going on here.
Anyway this is kind of scary for me. Because I’m a liberal and not a Christian. I believe in technology and human progress through science. I also believe less religion is better. When Bush won his second term I was devestated. I was so sure he was going to lose because everyone was going to see through all his bullshit from the first term. But when he won I felt like I completely had my finger off the pulse of the nation.
Now looking at Xanga I realize there is this decent cross section of our nation that consists of hot young conservative christian women and it scares me and baffles me to no end. What am I to make of this?
And more importantly what is it about Xanga that attracts these people more then any other website? Why am I not seeing these same kind of statistics anywhere else on the internet?