In case you’ve forgotten your gender…



and can’t get up … using the contents of your browsing history, this little script here can remind you.

I’m not liking the implications that this has for targeted advertising – it’s great for advertisers for sure, but for me, well, I have all the “feminist” toolboxes I need thank you very much…

Moving on, what makes a web site male or female? “So what I did is I modified the SocialHistory JS so that it polled the browser to find out which of the Quantcast top 10k sites were visited. I then apply the ratio of male to female users for each site and with some basic math determine a guestimate of your gender.”

Hmmm, not convinced. However… for fun… this is the analysis for me:

Likelihood of you being FEMALE is 87%
Likelihood of you being MALE is 13%

Site Male-Female Ratio
myspace.com
0.74
youtube.com
1
facebook.com
0.83
blogger.com
1.06
flickr.com
1.15
hotmail.com
0.83
greyhound.com
0.72
godaddy.com
1.17
etsy.com
0.44
stumbleupon.com
1.15
gmail.com
0.9
w3.org
1.27
lovemyflash.com
0.48

What have we learned today? Besides confirming that I am a chick, we’ve also discovered that ladies are more likely to travel by bus while the guys prefer to stumble around, and Youtube is the great equalizer.

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2 Responses to “In case you’ve forgotten your gender…”

  1. kirtsy.com says:

    In case you’ve forgotten your gender……

    Have your browsing history analyzed to determine whether you’re a male for female… for fun….

  2. James Pew says:

    Guilty of frequent stumbleupons!