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As a non-man who is nevertheless quite interested in the pursuit of manliness, I was interested to try the Genderanalyzer—-which “uses Artificial Intelligence to determine if a homepage is written by a man or woman.” Last time I plugged the Sexist into the Genderanalyzer, it told me I wrote like a dude. I basked for several seconds in the news, believing that I had fooled this widget through my progressive, gender-bending style of blogging. Then I plugged Danielle Steele into the analyzer. Turns out she writes like a dude, too.
Now, it looks like this ye olde online gender identity crystal ball is beginning to get rather specific. The analyzer—-which I’m not convinced isn’t entirely bogus—-can now determine the dudeliness of your blog down to the percentage point. Just how manly am I?
We think http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/sexist is written by a man (70%).
Seventy percent man. Not bad! But how does Danielle stand?
We think http://daniellesteel.net/blog/index.php is written by a man (71%).
It is with great shame that I must submit to the incontrovertible fact that Danielle Steel is more of a man than I am.
“Man Down” by wili-hybrid.