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Profiling based on online behavior June 26, 2006 11:21 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Cool Sites, Of Interest
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My wife is a male under the age of 18 based on her domain name. But based on a query against her real name, she is a female between the ages of 18 and 24.

I’m a male between the ages of 35-49 based on my name. http://blog.siliconholler.com/ is gender neutral and under 18.

Michael Silence is a female under the age of 18–nice pseudonym for a female writer! KristyK is under 18 and split exactly between male and female. Big Orange Michael is a teenage male. And Barry is a female between 25 and 34. Wow! Did I ever have the wrong impression about you guys! Btw, Google happens to be absolutely written by a woman age 25-34.

I don’t have a lot of confidence in Microsoft’s Demographic Predictor.

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1. Busy Mom - June 26, 2006

I’m a male under 18. I guess my Inner 13 year old boy came through.

2. jonathan hickman :: - June 26, 2006

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3. djuggler - June 26, 2006

I was wondering about you Busy Mom! I debated checking you out for one more sample. Now I know I should have!

4. LissaKay - June 26, 2006

Huh …

Interesting. I don’t know if I should be insulted, amused or cynical.

5. Barry - June 26, 2006

Man, my wife is gonna be pissed…

6. djuggler - June 26, 2006

I’m kind of happy about my situation. I’ve always told Cathy she’s a lot younger than she thinks she is. Of course, I’m still doing the math on how old she was when Tommy was born.

7. NotPhil's Notions - July 15, 2006

Categorically Speaking…

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8. Michael - July 21, 2006

If we’re going by maturity level, then that thing has totally overestimated mine…LOL

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