A tool called Gender Genie tries to tell whether you are male or female by analyzing your writing. I’ve tried a few pieces, and so far I’m hitting 50% male, 50% female. Interesting thing is, though, my email messages tend to be more “female,” according to the algorithm, while my blog entries are more “male.” Hmmm, might explain why I keep getting spam that reads like this:

I’m a hot girl who’s coming to your town and would like to meet up. Send me an email at [email address]. – Steve

Link courtesy of Twenty Sided. (Perhaps my most definitive mark of geeky maleness is knowing what the “twenty sided” refers to.) ๐Ÿ˜‰

Update: I put the Bill Simmons article into it. He’s male. Good work, Gender Genie! ๐Ÿ™‚