Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The Gender Genie

Do you write like a man—or a woman? Try the Gender Genie and see what happens.
The Gender Genie is based on an article and test that ran in The New York Times Magazine a few years ago, and relies on masculine and feminine keywords to reach its decision.
You’ll need to copy and paste a piece of your writing into the box provided, and choose the genre: fiction, non-fiction or a blog entry. (Note: 500 words + seems to work best).

The first couple of times I tried it, the Genie correctly identified me as a woman. But since I also do technical writing, I thought I’d enter an article I’d written. This time, the Genie decided I was a man. I’m not sure if this means I have a split personality or that I’m just a pragmatist when it comes to getting the job done.

3 comments:

juneh said...

hmmmm...I am sure your signature at the end had nothing to do with it??!!?

Susan Williamson said...

As far as I know you're anonymous on the Gender Genie...but maybe not.

uncertainvoyage said...

I love it! You always find the coolest sites to play at.