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shentzu
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Icon 12 posted July 31, 2008 07:15      Profile for shentzu     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
http://www.mikeonads.com/2008/07/13/using-your-browser-url-history-estimate-gender/

interestingly, my wife has a much more manly browser history than i do. i am only 55% male, while she it seems is 95%.

....i wondered where the pants in this family are, and clearly i just took them in to be dry cleaned for her.

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Neat.

Likelihood of you being FEMALE is 63%
Likelihood of you being MALE is 37%

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Icon 1 posted July 31, 2008 10:10      Profile for Bibo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Likelihood of you being FEMALE is 100%
Likelihood of you being MALE is 0%

Hmm guess I need to go to ESPN, Maxim, and better Porn sites.

My daily sites are Geek Culture, Engadget, Twitter, Macgroup.org, CNN, Amazon, IMDB.

It must be my visits to rachaelrayshow.com to enter the contests.

Oh well just screws up marketing research!

My wife is 74% female, but then she knows more about football than I do and hates to go shopping. I actually like shopping. We're kind of opposite that way. But my hammer is my penis!

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Likelihood of you being FEMALE is 52%
Likelihood of you being MALE is 48%


That's actually skewed a little more to the female side than I would have guessed... although I will start visiting ESPN more once the "American" football season starts. [Razz]

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Haha

96% Female
4% Male

This pleases me [Big Grin]

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Likelihood of you being FEMALE is 0%
Likelihood of you being MALE is 100%

wow, I guess I looks a more male than female sites.

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Icon 1 posted July 31, 2008 11:29      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
44% female
56% male

Not sure what to say to that.

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Icon 11 posted July 31, 2008 11:33      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
wtf?
100% male.. I feel so Neanderthal!

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Icon 1 posted July 31, 2008 11:46      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
FYI: This is done by using a Javascript polling of common URLs† using CSS tricks.
(It makes hyperlinks to sites, then check if the 'visited' property is true.)

As such, there are plenty of sites that *aren't* known to it, so it may be highly skewed.


So...my results in Safari, which I rarely use
(Sorry, I refuse to run this on my production browser):
Likelihood of you being FEMALE is 32%
Likelihood of you being MALE is 68%

Site Male-Female Ratio
time.gov
2.08

Groovy... [Razz]

(I guess there aren't many women visit the atomic clock site. [Wink] )

&dagger The site URLs can be seen here: http://www.mikeonads.com/gender/SocialHistory.js

(The actual computation is based on another site, and all the crunching is done by PHP, so the data can't be readily accessed.)

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IE:
Likelihood of you being FEMALE is 50%
Likelihood of you being MALE is 50%

Opera:
Likelihood of you being FEMALE is 37%
Likelihood of you being MALE is 63%

Firefox:
Likelihood of you being FEMALE is 63%
Likelihood of you being MALE is 37%

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73% blokey.

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40% female
60% male

I think my results are a bit skewed because I do a lot of surfing for my wife. [Razz]

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Icon 11 posted July 31, 2008 14:21      Profile for shentzu     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
But my hammer is my penis!
i..... errr...... that is.....

wha?!?

do i even dare ask?

what was interesting to me was how all the news sites my wife hits are rated male, and the 2 i go to are female.

also of interest, "cookinglight.com 0.56"

see if i go there looking for dinner ideas again! question my gender do you! [Mad]

and steen, your browsers have issues.... [crazy]

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3% Female
97% Male

Good, no mid-life crisis for me.

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Steen: Obviously you don't use IE for anything but intranet...if at all. [Razz]
Good man! [Big Grin] I'd say almost the same thing, but I did use IE today to print out a map with a route on it...Firefox fails to get the overlay printed. :/
(Last I checked (a few months ago) that didn't work in Opera either. Also, a :/)

(I visited the PHP file with no params, and that's what it does with a blank slate.)

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Likelihood of you being FEMALE is 24%
Likelihood of you being MALE is 76%

Damn straight.

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Likelihood of you being FEMALE is 81%
Likelihood of you being MALE is 19%

[Eek!]

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50-50

CP

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WTF?????

Likelihood of you being FEMALE is 97%
Likelihood of you being MALE is 3%

Well, I do have the excuse that the Mrs likes to use my machine for browsing. I've also been visiting more "female" oriented sites as part of my fairy tale blog. Apparently, art is for chics. Otherwise, the sites that I do hit heavily tend to be overwhelmingly male (newegg, tigerdirect, etc.), just not enough of those.

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There're a couple sites that are in my browser history and bookmarks that weren't on their list, but I'm wondering what they would have done to the results. Hard core science and a fellowship application page. I wonder.

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I don't think that sites that aren't in their list get added to either total. I only use IE at work and then only to access the intranet sites (good guess, dman [thumbsup] ), which aren't on their list, so there were no history matches and I came up as 50/50.

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quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:
44% female
56% male

Not sure what to say to that.

If it helps, I got similar results, both from home and from my work computer. Must be GC.

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quote:
Originally posted by Stereo:
quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:
44% female
56% male

Not sure what to say to that.

If it helps, I got similar results, both from home and from my work computer. Must be GC.
GC's not in the list.

If I were to guess, I'd bet you visit bbc.co.uk or cbc.ca, which are both in the high 50s towards men. (This is based on a very cursory skimming of the .js file and a visit to quantcast.com))

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quote:
Originally posted by shentzu:
quote:
But my hammer is my penis!
i..... errr...... that is.....

wha?!?

do i even dare ask?


Don't tell me you haven't seen Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog!?!

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quote:
Originally posted by fs:
]Don't tell me you haven't seen Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog!?!

errr, i lead a sheltered life?

(minutes pass)

okies. looks like i may have to blow 5 bucks to download that. i am amused.

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