Girls do not chat enough!
OK, they may talk to other girls, but in inter-sexual friendships, girls more often than not are the ones who ask questions, encourage others to talk, the ones who build a psychological "stage" where the boy may unfold his inner life.
Does it matter? Yes, because which person in a friendship appears as "interesting" matters for the self-confidence of the other one. It matters because it's a question of developing personality traits like the ability to stand up for your opinions, or choosing a passive audience role. In strong friendships, those roles are evenly shared.
Of course this has been said earlier, but in my experience the problem persists. Therefore: Girls! Demand that your male friends are interested in how you are doing! (And boys, lets get better at asking those questions!)