Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Not one of those girlie blogs

Microsoft Research has developed a tool to measure how butch is a web site. (Via Doug Tygar.) In Theory scores 54% male. It must be all those manly posts about math. (Although I have to agree with the first comment here.)

11 Comments:

  1. Blogger szopa
    6/27/2006 04:21:00 PM

    yeah, and think that this demo also claims that google is used only by women :P

     
  2. Anonymous Helger
    6/27/2006 04:52:00 PM

    Well, my blog is 53% male. At least it predicted the age correctly (the correct age group is followed by 18-24, however).

    I also recommend to test this: http://helger.livejournal.com/26429.html

     
  3. Anonymous Simone Severini
    6/28/2006 06:29:00 AM

    My very standard-boring academic page is 64% female. The page of Vogue is 60% female.

     
  4. Anonymous Anonymous
    6/28/2006 10:51:00 AM

    The Berkeley computer science webpage (www.cs.berkeley.edu) is 89% female. I wish!

     
  5. Anonymous Paul
    6/28/2006 10:13:00 PM

    Estimated gender predictions for CS department home pages:

    Washington CSE Female 98%
    Berkeley CS Female 89%
    MIT EECS Female 82%
    UCLA CS Female 81%
    UT Austin CS Female 80%
    Wisconsin CS Female 80%
    Harvard EECS Female 75%
    MIT CSAIL Female 70%
    Stanford CS Female 69%
    Harvard CS Female 64%
    CMU CS Dept Female 63%
    UCSD CSE Female 59%
    Berkeley EECS Female 57%
    CMU CS School Female 53%
    Georgia Tech College Male 53%
    Georgia Tech CS Div Male 56%
    Cornell CS Male 55%
    Princeton CS Male 60%
    Illinois CS Male 76%

    Any theories?

     
  6. Anonymous Anonymous
    6/29/2006 01:05:00 AM

    The numbers from Princeton and Illinois, i.e. http://www.cs.princeton.edu/ and http://www.cs.uiuc.edu/ seem incorrect.

     
  7. Blogger Luca
    6/29/2006 01:18:00 AM

    You mean, the other numbers seem correct?

     
  8. Anonymous Anonymous
    6/29/2006 01:01:00 PM

    no, in so far as the site actually says that Illinois is 54% female.

    on the other hand, http://www.nra.org/ is 72% male. but oddly enough, the NAMBLA home page is 60% female.

     
  9. Anonymous Anonymous
    6/30/2006 12:08:00 AM

    Actually if you plug in
    http:/www.cs.uic.edu/
    and have URL rather than query clicked you do get 76% male for Illinois' CS department website. Try it yourself.

     
  10. Anonymous Anonymous
    6/30/2006 01:21:00 AM

    The last comment is correct, but the original poster clearly intended UIUC (Urbana-Champagne) and not UIC (Chicago), given the caliber of departments they listed.

     
  11. Anonymous DD
    7/02/2006 12:08:00 AM

    looks like the handy-work of Microsoft's R&D group in Sigma in Beijng. the bad english in "Unknow with following probability" is a dead giveaway.

     

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