Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Apparently, my online persona is androgenous or slightly male leaning

I was reading over at Bike Snob NYC about a gender analyzer for blog. You can try it out for yourself here:

http://www.genderanalyzer.com/

And, now to the surprising results:



Of course, after running mine through, I had to check cyclistrick's. This was his result:

We think http://www.cycle-tours.com/blog is written by a man (79%).


And, all this time, I thought he was in touch with his feminine side!

22 comments:

clm said...

It guessed mine as 52% male. Maybe artificial intelligence doesn't ride a bike!

teamwelliver said...

I think they must not like athletic girls. I also got a 51% male and Terry's only written one of the entries.

chatterbox said...

Yeah, the artificial intelligence must be saying:
"bike" "bicycling" "javascript" "track" = male

Now, I have to find one of my friends who does not have sporty or tech blog and see if she comes up female.

Groover said...

Same here: My blog is probably written by a male (51%). Note to self: Must mention cooking and knitting more often ... :-)

Entertaining though! Thanks Chatterbox.

Susie said...

Mine's 65% male. I'm not sure what to make of that.

CyclistRick said...

Oh my oh my. I need to discuss cooking, cleaning, and knitting more, and bikes less it seems.

meh-wee-uhn said...

According to genderanalyzer, I'm a dude.
I don't know how I feel about this...

chatterbox said...

Phew! So, my friend Angela, who has a mommy blog, came up 91% female. I guess that's good for her.

groover, suzie and marian - join the dude (or chicks who ride bikes) club!

cyclistrick - so, you're going for swapping gender roles?

Kimberly (aka. DrKim) said...

marian--no you're not! I put in your blog name and got 51% female...so you must be transgender....

and mine says im 57% girl...

hmmmmmmmmmmmm.

chatterbox said...

doc kim - you must have just enough puppies in your blog to counteract the bikes.

Velo Bella said...

I came up 58% female. Must be the kitties and the flair.

I was a little nervous to try Michael's. But he came in at 70% male.

chatterbox said...

vb - yeah, it must be all that flair and art and kitties and stuff. Especially since July you've had less cycling content. If we'd checked before then, you probably would have come up like the rest of us.

norcalcyclingnews.com said...

70% male for me!

woohoo! all man, baby!

velogirl said...

We think http://velogirlscoaching.blogspot.com/ is written by a man (61%).


We think http://velogirl.blogspot.com/ is written by a woman (82%)

now I'm really confused.

alicat said...

says 65% chance woman for us.
recent posts have ultrasound photos (very womanly), although they were posted by mike. hmmmm...

Chris said...

54% male for me. They have some room for improvement I think.

twinkiepatissier said...

I wanted to get something in the 90s.

Results are...

http://gay.com is written by a woman (99%).

http://cnn.com is written by a woman (93%).

http://style.com is written by a man (91%).

Hmmm...

trio said...

We guess http://trio25.blogspot.com is written by a man (58%), however it's quite gender neutral.


Another one that has a male blog, obviously the fact it is pink isn't taken into account!

chatterbox said...

This is so fun! It's got me wondering about their algorithm (and how it might be improved).

hernando - you're lucky their software can only scan writing and ignores photos of you in flowered skin suits :)

vg - you've either got a split personality or are using your gender-specific communication skills! Well, and velogirl.blogspot has "girl" in the URL, so that probably helps.

alicat - I guess your blog has been all wedding/baby lately.

chirs - hmmm. Can't believe you are weighted so lightly toward the male.....

twinkie - hmmmm. interesting.

trio - welcome! Yeah, they are obviously not scanning the color scheme.

Angela said...

I tested mine, and then I saw you already did! Not too surprising that it guessed me to be female ... most of the blog is about a baby!!!

Thanks for the fun site.

Groover said...

Alberto's blog came out 74& written by a female. With my blog being rather male I think the only thing they got right is to predict who's wearing the pants in our relationship. Hahaha. Just kidding. ;-)

chatterbox said...

angela - glad you enjoyed!

groover - that is only appropriate that you guys are doing virtual role reversal!