A machine that tells me what gender I am has informed me that I am female... hmmm
I am male.
Apparently though, my writing style is rather feminine.
I have discovered the Gender Genie, a tool that calculates the gender of a writer based on a simple analysis of his/her writing. It's all about how often keywords like "around", "with", "if", "what" and a bunch of others get used.
I inserted the first couple paragraphs of my previous blog entry and I ended up with a Female score of 183, which beat my whimpering Male score of 157 into submission. According to the wisdom of Gender Genie, I am a female.
But I dare not rest there. In an effort to discredit the tool (ie. make myself feel more manly), I decided to test blocks of text from Sam and Peter's previous blog entries. The results have proven some relief.
For Sam's slab of text, the machine scored him a 188 for femininity and a 125 for manliness. Peter didn't fare much better, with 244 vs 197 clearly indicating femininity.
So what does all this prove? Nothing I guess. Just that the internet can be used to discover lots of things, but when it comes to discovering your own gender, there are better methods.
ps. Around here it's around 10:30 am. What does this have to do with anything? See my comment below.