Not one of those girlie blogs

Microsoft Research has developed a tool to measure how butch is a web site. (Via Doug Tygar.) In Theory scores 54% male. It must be all those manly posts about math. (Although I have to agree with the first comment here.)

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11 thoughts on “Not one of those girlie blogs

  1. My very standard-boring academic page is 64% female. The page of Vogue is 60% female.

  2. The Berkeley computer science webpage (www.cs.berkeley.edu) is 89% female. I wish!

  3. Estimated gender predictions for CS department home pages:

    Washington CSE Female 98%
    Berkeley CS Female 89%
    MIT EECS Female 82%
    UCLA CS Female 81%
    UT Austin CS Female 80%
    Wisconsin CS Female 80%
    Harvard EECS Female 75%
    MIT CSAIL Female 70%
    Stanford CS Female 69%
    Harvard CS Female 64%
    CMU CS Dept Female 63%
    UCSD CSE Female 59%
    Berkeley EECS Female 57%
    CMU CS School Female 53%
    Georgia Tech College Male 53%
    Georgia Tech CS Div Male 56%
    Cornell CS Male 55%
    Princeton CS Male 60%
    Illinois CS Male 76%

    Any theories?

  4. no, in so far as the site actually says that Illinois is 54% female.

    on the other hand, http://www.nra.org/ is 72% male. but oddly enough, the NAMBLA home page is 60% female.

  5. Actually if you plug in
    http:/www.cs.uic.edu/
    and have URL rather than query clicked you do get 76% male for Illinois’ CS department website. Try it yourself.

  6. The last comment is correct, but the original poster clearly intended UIUC (Urbana-Champagne) and not UIC (Chicago), given the caliber of departments they listed.

  7. looks like the handy-work of Microsoft’s R&D group in Sigma in Beijng. the bad english in “Unknow with following probability” is a dead giveaway.

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