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Is your blog written by a man or woman?

Apparently, there is a 75% chance that my blog was written by a man, according a href=”http://genderanalyzer.com/”to the Gender Analyzer /a (Hat tip: a href=”http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2008/12/taxprof-blog-a-gender-neutral-.html”TaxProf blog)/a which is a website where you put in your blog URL and it uses Artificial Intelligence to determine if a homepage is written by a man or woman. It doesn’t seem too accurate as it asked if it guessed my sex correctly and when I clicked on “no,” a href=”http://freepollkit.com/index.php?browse=viewresultpollid=1011452″it showed stats /a indicating that 46% of the time, the Gender Analyzer was inaccurate. That’s no better than chance. br /br /I read on another blog by a tax blogger who was female that her sex was also guessed incorrectly. I wonder if the Gender Analyzer stereotypes about what the various sexes should write about and if you do not follow suit, it messes up. a href=”http://dontmesswithtaxes.typepad.com/dont_mess_with_taxes/2008/11/its-still-mans-tax-world.html”This particular blogger /atheorized that perhaps it gets confused by gender neutral names but what part of Dr. Helen sounds like a guy? I’ve never met a male Helen, have you?br /br /Anyway,a href=”http://genderanalyzer.com/” you can go here /a for fun and put in your URL to see if it guesses your sex correctly.