Because most philosophies that frown on reproduction don't survive.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Now with 81% More Man!

It's Friday, so why not something useless and mildly fun while I finish my lunch?

Some clever fellow has put together a little script which checks your browser history against a list of major websites' readership gender ratios and then estimates the likelihood that you are male or female. I am, it seems, fairly male, though with a bit of a feminine side:


Likelihood of you being FEMALE is 19%
Likelihood of you being MALE is 81%



Site Male-Female Ratio
google.com 0.98
wikipedia.org 1.08
amazon.com 0.9
cnn.com 1.35
blogger.com 1.06
nytimes.com 1.13
dell.com 1.04
merriam-webster.com 0.89
census.gov 0.9
realclearpolitics.com 1.82
nationalreview.com 1.74
economist.com 1.47
txu.com 0.72


(It's rather slow running it in IE.) It probably says a lot about family economic profiles that the most female site I've visited is our utility company.

And while we're on the subject of gender and the internet, you've doubtless seen this cartoon before:



MrsDarwin says she's the voice from outside the panel. And indeed, sticking my finger in the dike of sanity to try to hold back the rising tide is one of my ever present vices.

8 comments:

crankycon said...

Ha! What a girly man. I'm 96% likely to be a man.

mrsdarwin said...

I get 78% female, probably due to the fact that I've been shopping around for some furniture, and that the ladies adore the games over at American Girl.

Jaibee said...

Likelihood of you being FEMALE is 50%
Likelihood of you being MALE is 50%
Gee, thanks.... :)
I must just be confused.
Or, that's what happens when you are a girl raised by the high school football team instead of by your parents. :P

And, hey! I can like sports, can't I? Somehow, ESPN and Olympics sites are BOY sites??? Sheesh! Maybe it's a good thing I haven't looked up the PGA results yet.... :)

Jennifer F. said...

From the comments over there it seems like this tends to be pretty accurate. What on earth does this say about me then?!:

Likelihood of you being FEMALE is 9%
Likelihood of you being MALE is 91%

Anonymous said...

What on earth does this say about me then?!:

Likelihood of you being FEMALE is 9%
Likelihood of you being MALE is 91%


What, are you visiting websites about beer and sports or something? I guess it means your husband is very lucky!!!

TS said...

*sigh* I guess I'm going to have to go over to that Sports Illustrated swimsuit site and enlarge my manhood ratio.

Zachary said...

That cartoon is hilarious

CMinor said...

Don't be discouraged, Jennifer; here's mine:

Likelihood of you being FEMALE is 38%
Likelihood of you being MALE is 62%

But check your list of sites if you're sharing the browser; it looks like my husband's frequenting of political and finance pages may have driven up my score.

Anyway, it's a good excuse to do a little shopping...