Kate Fox — English Author

Kate Fox is a social anthropologist, co-director of the Social Issues Research Centre and a Fellow of the Institute for Cultural Research. She has written several books, including Watching the English: The Hidden Rules of English Behaviour... (wikipedia)

Women are more skilled than men at making gossip entertaining.
Men gossip for just as long and about the same subjects as women, but tend to talk more about themselves.
Male and female gossip also sounds different, as women use more animated tones, more detail and more feedback.
Researchers have found very little difference between men and women in terms of the amount of time spent gossiping.