Plugging in my blog entries into these gender guessers and they tell me I am probably female. This is news to me.
Now I know we live in a facebook survey dominated era of information gathering and that survey's which porport to tell you which muppet your are or which Harry Potter character you are are highly accurate and scientificly proven mechanisms for divining essential truths about one's self. But wow, these gender analyzers don't seem to be up to that level of accuracy.
But if you will indulge me...
Following the logic.... If Jono Bacon says he's me....and these gender guessers says that I'm female....that means... Jono Bacon is a woman.
I even plugged in Jono's own blog entries into the guesser..the verdict is in...Jono is not a dude. That's probably news to Jono as well.
These gender analyzers are patently stupid. Ranking works like "with" and "we" a feminine while ranking "a" and "are" as masculine. Are you freakin kidding me? Basic English grammar constructions scored for gender. Moronic.
The people who create such scoring should be ashamed. What's next we are going to go in and start scoring the syntax of python scripts for gender? Clearly the itemize() call is feminine while the enumerate() call is masculine.
Anyone who holds these things up as a credible way to decipher gender in a writer deserve to be sentenced to a remedial refresher course in basic English grammar and syntax with their mental peer group of 8 year olds.
-jef"Apologizes to Ms. Bacon for dragging her into this in an effort to define the good name of Mr. Jones"spaleta