It’s hard to get a feel for how much time women’s professional sports spend on forums and social media.
But some experts say the internet can help.
On Friday, Fox News and The Wall Street Journal published reports about how online communities like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr help to shape sports fan experiences.
The report cited a study from University of North Carolina, which found that social media, particularly the sharing of information, can help shape fan engagement in women’s soccer.
The study found that online fans were more likely to respond to messages from female coaches than from male coaches.
The women’s team at the University of Pennsylvania also had a positive relationship with the social media platform.
“We know from other studies that women tend to share information online more than men do,” said Amanda Gaffney, associate director of communications at the Center for Media and Democracy.
“We see that as a significant factor in this issue.”
The University of Virginia is looking at ways to help women in sports.
It’s working on a new app to help them better engage with other fans.
In the meantime, some women’s groups are encouraging people to keep a log of what they see online.
“What we’ve found is that there are lots of ways for people to get information from the outside world,” said Sarah Kwan, vice president of communications and communications for the National Women’s Soccer League.
“It’s important for people not to feel like they’re limited to just being online, but they can participate and connect with other people who are also doing the same thing.”