It has come to my attention that there is a gender gap on friendfeed. While certainly there are some women, the proportion ratio from male to female is different on friendfeed then it is on twitter.
One has to wonder what is it about the natural hierarchal system of friendfeed that is abhorrent to the freeform twitter? It would see that the free formed twitter while chaotic is more reflective of the interactions that women prefer, and friendfeed is better suited for men who need naturally formed administration through seniority that is categorized by comments. Unfortunately this blue print allows little descent from the group. One might say friendfeed almost seems to have a rabbinical authority.
Certainly women in general are never early adopters to new technology, but one could make the argument that they are very accepting of social technologies because they have benefited from other systems in the past.