Do You Tweet Like a Girl?
Researchers at Mitre corporation have developed an algorithm that isolates specific words in a tweet to guess with a fairly good degree of accuracy whether the tweeter is male or female. It seems women tend to use all sorts of words avoided by men (love, girl, happy, and birthday, among them) and are more prone to the use of emoticons and Internet slang (OMG!).
By analyzing only the content of a single tweet, the algorithm was able to guess gender correctly nearly 66 percent of the time. Analyzing all the tweets in a user’s stream increased accuracy to a bit over 75 percent.