Male or Female?

What? You like other sites besides Spamusement? Unacceptable!

How did the gender-guessing script do?

It correctly guessed I'm male.
13
43%
It correctly guessed I'm female.
7
23%
I'm male but it guessed female.
6
20%
I'm female but it guessed male.
2
7%
Either it or I am gender-confused.
2
7%
 
Total votes: 30

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Male or Female?

Postby Altair IV » Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:08 am

well, this is fun. I just took the Using your browser URL history to estimate gender test, and it completely failed for me. It gave me this output:

Likelihood of you being FEMALE is 61%
Likelihood of you being MALE is 39%

Site Male-Female Ratio
google.com 0.98
yahoo.com 0.9
youtube.com 1
nytimes.com 1.13
snopes.com 0.74
artistdirect.com 0.87


Not only did it get the gender wrong (I'm a planet baby!), but the list of visited sites is not very indicative of my general browsing habits. I've never deliberately visited artistdirect.com, though it looks like I must've stumbled upon it recently. But more puzzling is what it left out, like Wikipedia, which I visit all the time, and places like nasa.org and amazon.com, both of which I'm sure I've been to at least once in recent weeks.

Actually, more interesting to me is the Quantcast list of top 1000 U.S. sites that the script uses to guess gender. I've just looked through the whole list and I'm surprised by how few of them I regularly visit. I don't think I've been to more than a dozen of them in the last year. I mostly visit science and technology sites and blogs, a few news sites, and comics/webcomics pages. The rest is whatever I stumble upon that's linked from the sites I do visit (like this gender test, for example). I think it gives me an interesting, eclectic look at the (cyber)world.

Anyhoo, I've decided to post this as a poll to see how accurate it is with the spamuser community. So take the test and tell us how you did. 8)
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Postby SemiNomad » Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:18 am

Likelihood of you being FEMALE is 8%
Likelihood of you being MALE is 92%


*Looks in pants* Yep, they got it right.

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Postby Saltine » Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:20 am

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Postby EvilJekyll » Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:33 am

Likelihood of you being FEMALE is 0%
Likelihood of you being MALE is 100%


It may have been thrown off slightly by my brother using my computer sometimes. Also it included sites I went to once or haven't visited in the past month or more.
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Postby sum yun gai » Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:53 am

this poll is meaningless unless watery_tart takes it :P
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Postby IanC » Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:47 am

Likelihood of you being FEMALE is 0%
Likelihood of you being MALE is 100%


Huh.

And i agree about watery_tart taking it :P
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Postby Nik » Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:31 pm

Likelihood of you being FEMALE is 100%
Likelihood of you being MALE is 0%

This after it had me going to jeep.com?

JEEPS ARE FOR GIRLS! YAY!
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Postby Portals » Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:36 pm

Likelihood of you being FEMALE is 49%
Likelihood of you being MALE is 51%
FAIL

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Postby Chrono Crow » Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:14 pm

5% female, 95% male. Must be the porn.
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Postby Nyperold » Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:52 pm

Likelihood of you being FEMALE is 69%
Likelihood of you being MALE is 31%

Yeesh. Nope, that is incorrect.

Let's see what it based this information on. I'ma sort by high ratio first.

xe.com - 1.2

Yep, I check currencies there every once in a while, that is true.

deviantart.com 1.02

And I'm a member there.

yahoo.com - 0.9

Ah, I think I know why this is. It's because Yahoo! is where I check my mail. *rimshot*

photobucket.com - 0.85

Which I mainly use to host my guest strips.

walmart.com - 0.77

On the one hand, I did use it to buy Azumanga Daioh: Classs Album. On the other, I bought two of the Bond films with it. (The rest I bought at the store.)

recipezaar.com - 0.61

Heh, I was looking for a champloo recipe. Do they call it chanpuru? ...No... ...chanpuruu? ...No...

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Postby jvcc » Wed Aug 06, 2008 5:52 pm

Likelihood of you being FEMALE is 98%
Likelihood of you being MALE is 2%



Site Male-Female Ratio
google.com 0.98
yahoo.com 0.9
myspace.com 0.74
youtube.com 1
mapquest.com 0.83
amazon.com 0.9
facebook.com 0.83
careerbuilder.com 0.79
monster.com 0.82
verizon.com 0.83
playlist.com 0.45
urbandictionary.com 1.13
indeed.com 0.72
deviantart.com 1.02
newgrounds.com 0.85
usajobs.gov 0.8
icanhascheezburger.com 1.04
dressupgames.com 0.8
games2girls.com 0.72
i-dressup.com 0.79
mentalfloss.com 0.75

My mom uses this browser, too, but mostly for banking and job searching. I'm guessing all the dressup game sites skewed the results.
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Postby Chrono Crow » Wed Aug 06, 2008 6:33 pm

I don't think I need to say what I saw when "games2girls" came up.
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Postby James » Wed Aug 06, 2008 6:49 pm

Likelihood of you being FEMALE is 50%
Likelihood of you being MALE is 50%

google.com 0.98
msn.com 0.92
myspace.com 0.74
youtube.com 1
wikipedia.org 1.08
adobe.com 0.87
ign.com 1.13
gamefaqs.com 1.11
imageshack.us 0.87
last.fm 0.96
tinypic.com 0.57
hotmail.com 0.83
archive.org 1.11
xe.com 1.2
ebay.co.uk 1.17
joystiq.com 1.44
google.co.uk 1.35
worth1000.com 1.06

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Postby EvilJekyll » Wed Aug 06, 2008 8:25 pm

gmaes2girls looks awful save for maybe one.
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Postby Low-Tech » Thu Aug 07, 2008 5:29 am

It doesn't like my browser or something, I keep hitting the calculate button, and it won't do anything.
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Postby Chrono Crow » Thu Aug 07, 2008 6:11 am

If you're using Firefox with the Noscript add-on, allow that site.
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Postby IanC » Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:37 am

Full results -
Likelihood of you being FEMALE is 0%
Likelihood of you being MALE is 100%

google.com 0.98
yahoo.com 0.9
youtube.com 1
wikipedia.org 1.08
amazon.com 0.9
imdb.com 1.06
flickr.com 1.15
apple.com 0.89
gamespot.com 1.15
gamefaqs.com 1.11
snopes.com 0.74
imageshack.us 0.87
gizmodo.com 2.08
lifehacker.com 1.63
xbox.com 1.13
macrumors.com 2.08
nintendo.com 0.9
kotaku.com 1.94
ebay.co.uk 1.17
macworld.com 1.94
wowwiki.com 1.38
wowhead.com 2.03
scifi.com 1.04
amazon.co.uk 1.11
consumerist.com 1.7
defamer.com 1.15
fleshbot.com 2.23
gm.com 1.3
avsforum.com 2.92
panasonic.com 1.41
io9.com 2.33
joystiq.com 1.44
blizzard.com 1.25
animenewsnetwork.com 1.04
tvsquad.com 0.85
google.co.uk 1.35
play.com 1.04
sierra.com 0.9
cinematical.com 1.08



I have no idea how some of them got into my history.
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Postby kupo » Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:44 am

...

What's fleshbot?
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Postby Mimiheart » Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:51 am

Likelihood of you being FEMALE is 100%
Likelihood of you being MALE is 0%

It included nickjr and noggin as girly sites. My son is the only one that goes there. Maybe it means that mothers are more likely to let their kids use their computers. And apparently, only women go to Amazon and nike. (I don't even remember going to nike.)
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Postby IanC » Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:37 am

kupo wrote:...

What's fleshbot?

One of the Gawker media sites. It got linked to on Gizmodo via one of those cross site posts they do every so often. Dont normally visit it otherwise.
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Postby Jemry » Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:56 am

Likelihood of you being FEMALE is 0%
Likelihood of you being MALE is 300%
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Postby kzager » Wed Aug 27, 2008 2:21 am

I guess they think I'm a lesbian.
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Postby Binkatron5000 » Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:56 am

I did this after I had just reformatted my computer, and it told me I was mostly female. Now that I have worked up a bit of a browsing history, it told me:

Likelihood of you being FEMALE is 43%
Likelihood of you being MALE is 57%

O noes! I'm a man on the internets! But only slightly more man. Androgynous?

Oh interesting fact in the world of Research Land: The stereotype exists that females have higher emotional intelligence than males. However, it now appears that androgyny, not femininity, is related to high emotional intelligence. Females do tend to endorse more androgynous traits, hence the rise of the stereotype.

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Postby sum yun gai » Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:01 am

Binkatron5000 wrote:Oh interesting fact in the world of Research Land: The stereotype exists that females have higher emotional intelligence than males. However, it now appears that androgyny, not femininity, is related to high emotional intelligence. Females do tend to endorse more androgynous traits, hence the rise of the stereotype.


oh, so this is what you've been researching at school. i see :P
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Postby Binkatron5000 » Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:21 pm

sum yun gai wrote:
Binkatron5000 wrote:Oh interesting fact in the world of Research Land: The stereotype exists that females have higher emotional intelligence than males. However, it now appears that androgyny, not femininity, is related to high emotional intelligence. Females do tend to endorse more androgynous traits, hence the rise of the stereotype.


oh, so this is what you've been researching at school. i see :P


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