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Is Pinterest Really a Social Network 'for Women?'

Just ask engineer Tracy Chou, our guest on this week's Too Embarrassed to Ask. Plus: Lauren Goode and Kurt Wagner answer your questions about Snapchat.

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How old is too old to start using Snapchat? Why do more women than men use Pinterest? And what gadget can you now safely squeeze to death?

The Verge’s Lauren Goode, Re/code’s Kurt Wagner and special guest Tracy Chou, a software engineer at Pinterest, answered all these questions and more on the latest episode of Too Embarrassed to Ask.

In the first half of the show, Lauren and Kurt answered listener questions about how Snapchat works, why young people love it and why it was one of the most talked-about topics at Code/Media last week. Thank you to everyone who submitted questions — remember that you can always send in questions about any topic to us by tweeting @LaurenGoode, @KaraSwisher or @Recode with the hashtag #AskRecode.

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In the second half of the show, Tracy Chou joined in to talk about why she disagrees with the common assumption that Pinterest is a site for women, as well as her work to encourage gender diversity in tech workplaces. Then, in "Too Embarrassed to Answer," Lauren and Kurt challenged Tracy with questions about encryption on Android, squeezable gadgets and social media avoidance.

Listen to or download the episode in the player above, or click here to subscribe on iTunes; you can also find Too Embarrassed to Ask on TuneIn and Stitcher.

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Kara Swisher will be back in this space next week, but you can also hear her right now interviewing the movers and shakers in tech and media on Re/code Decode. Click here to subscribe on iTunes. And on Re/code Replay, you can hear all the audio from our live events, including some can’t-miss sessions from Code/Media 2016. To subscribe to that, click right here.

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