Sunday, November 23, 2008

Is Yours a Boy Blog or a Girl Blog?

Now that you know your blog's Meyers-Briggs personality type, what about its gender?

Web sites that apply an algorithm to determine whether text is "masculine" or "feminine" have been around for a little while. Gender Analyzer is still in beta-testing. Its results are not always accurate.

For instance, it shows my other blog as having a 69-percent chance of being written by a man. But this blog rated a 90-percent chance of being written by a woman.

Uh, no.

Another writing-gender analysis site that shows you its inner workings is Gender Genie. I have used it now and then as a fun exercise for my writing classes, and its results are usually accurate.

Have fun, and don't take any of this too seriously, unless you really are trying to be something other than a dog.



Blogger Steve Bodio said...

I got 91% female! I'm not insulted but bemused. Even our one female member writes about herding and sheepdogs & such, and we do guns, hunting, falconry etc as well as books and such. Weird.

12:13 PM  
Blogger Hecate said...

That's okay. I got 85% male.

9:58 AM  
OpenID smartdogs said...

Oh - this is great! I got 75% male.
At least they're consistent(ly wrong).

10:39 PM  
Blogger Yewtree said...

I got 84% male for Stroppy Rabbit.

2:27 AM  

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