How Men and Women Use Social Media & Devices Differently

Whether for productive purposes or wasting time, mobile devices and social media have become such integral parts of most Americans' lives that it's hard to even imagine going without these tools.

How we use them, however, varies greatly not only between people of different generations, but also by gender. A new study shows that men and women definitely use social media and their mobile smart phones for different activities.

The gender differences largely revolve around three distinct areas: our personal and professional relationships, the need for information and entertainment, and consumer behavior. The below infographic from FinancesOnline is based on those parameters and provides a broader look at how men and women differ. There are distinct variances. For instance, men are more likely to use social media for business and dating, while women for relationships, sharing, entertainment and self-help.