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.


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.