Gender Genie Revisited

They’ve tweaked the Gender Genie and so far it has been correct on every entry I’ve entered (including some entries that were incorrectly labelled earlier as female). The algorithm has changed quite a bit, but still seems to emphasize that women write and speak more “relationally” than men. They have also started asking people to categorize the writing they submit (not sure if this changes the algorithm). I was skeptical when I wrote my original entry, and I still have some doubts. I may return to this point later, but I need to get some reading done for my “Blogosphere” paper.


  1. chuck Said,

    September 14, 2003 @ 11:29 am

    Just a quick observation as I leave to read in my favorite coffeehouse: I think the algorithm itself may be skewed toward identifying entries as male.

  2. weez Said,

    September 14, 2003 @ 12:28 pm

    5 for 5…

    I too am male. Won’t my children be surprised!

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