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Bluetoothing (v.) The communication pattern by which two, or rarely, three, mature human females will synchronize their mental data sets using wireless acoustic signals to trade units of knowledge and information in a private setting.

Bluetoothing is an essential part of female social behavior, and has mostly escaped the attention of psychologists because these mainly either are, or think like, men. The bluetoothing pattern is analogous with the synchronization of two mobile agendas using a wireless protocol: exchange of credentials, negotiation, data transmission, confirmation, and sign off. The proximity presence of males disrupts a bluetoothing session, which will nonetheless resume almost perfectly as soon as the male moves out of wireless range. It is easy to more profoundly disrupt a bluetoothing session by smiling and nodding then interjecting plausible but irrelevant questions such as "so, what color was the dog?" and "did she say what her cousin's name was?" The female pair will eventually resume their data stream but at some cost.

Notable aspects of bluetoothing: it requires some level of prior friendship between the females; the duration of a bluetoothing session depends on the time since a previous synchronization (thus, amount of data to exchange); the pattern rarely involves more than two females; it is a strict peer-to-peer communications model; disclosure is not automatic but depends on the relative social valuation of the data being exchanged, and the other party.

Lastly, it is interesting to compare the female bluetoothing model of communication with the male "broadcasting" model of one-to-many announcement, and as usual with aspects of the human species, to ask "why?" On Venus, the women are chatting to each other, while on Mars they are giving orders.

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