Monday, November 3, 2008

In case you were wondering about my gender

Hey guys, this was on BoingBoing today: logotype

This far-reaching and world-changing web tool analyzes a website to determine if it is written by a dude or a chick. I have no idea why this is important, but that's probably because I am but a pawn in the game of life. This web tool is probably curing cancer as we speak.


Internet! I give you so much, and this is how you repay me?

I do have a pretty sweet figure, though. And I dig the pants. Okay, internet, you are forgiven.

Anyway, this just makes me wonder how this tool actually works. Does it analyze word choices for gender patterns? Do I have a preponderance of "womanly" content in my blog? Am I that out of touch with my own gender? I guess I better post more man stuff:
Speaking of man stuff, if you type "chick with " into the Google toolbar thingy on Firefox, here is what Google offers as suggested searches:

chick with guns
chick with the braids lyrics
chick with the altoids
chick with ambition
chick with the gun jeans
chick with antlers

This is an example of how technology has the power to improve our lives. Google increased my quality of life drastically today by allowing me to save precious time by not having to type out "antlers". I was then able to waste invest that time in Sudoku and funny cat pictures.

Thanks to the internet, my life can has more Sudoku, and apparently less Y chromosome.


Courtney said...

Well dont feel bad... We think is written by a man.

Apparently by holding back on the writing about glitter all the time, it sucked the femininity out of my writing.

Grant said...

I wonder if that one time I wrote about glitter was enough to obliterate the masculine effects of all of the times I've written about baseball, buildin' stuff, and being a dude. It was worth it though.

You would think their algorithm would, you know, CONSIDER THE AUTHOR NAME. I know that Courtney can be a guy's name, but you could probably assign a 75% girl weight factor to it.

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