Thursday, 4 November 2010

Gender differences in Twitter messaging

Numbers, by gender. Women type <3 more often.
    Something came my way this morning that I'd like to share with you all. Some researchers have categorised Twitter posts by the poster's gender and put together a couple of online analysis tools to extract and view the results.
   Put in a list of words and see which are used more by male posters or female posters. Or type in a single word to the detailed query box and see what words often accompany it for each gender.
    It's a fascinating tool, I have had to be careful not to waste too much time playing with it at work.

3 comments:

  1. Ooooops where did that time go?

    Typed in words from my blog and the only ones which came op strongly M were garden quite strong and kitchen, just registered!

    My conclusion has to be males can't even twitter whatever that is.

    In desperation I thought I would risk typing in penis just to boost the boys score, seems it is more interesting for girls to twitter about, wonder what hey are saying?

    Thanks for a few minutes fun.

    Caroline xxx

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  2. Well I don't twitter but I had a go and put in the first two words that popped into my head, horizons and donate. They came up as 48% male and 52% female........

    Shirley Anne

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