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Why Your Online Impersonation of a 16-year Old Girl Won't Last Long 137

An anonymous reader writes "Can computers pick up your age and gender from your tweets? If you want to give it a try, here's your chance: 'To develop your software for age and gender identification, we provide you with a training data set that consists of blog posts, Twitter tweets, social media texts, as well as hotel reviews.' Well, at least my paid Amazon reviews are safe for the time being..."
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Why Your Online Impersonation of a 16-year Old Girl Won't Last Long

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  • by EmagGeek ( 574360 ) <(gterich) (at) (> on Thursday February 20, 2014 @07:35PM (#46300141) Journal

    I wish I could shell out 300 euro to have my next million-euro commercial product crowdsourced

  • by Dan Askme ( 2895283 ) on Thursday February 20, 2014 @07:52PM (#46300265) Homepage

    I'am sick of descriptions and subjects written in gibberish. Reminds me of spam emails.

    Do you have a big cock, how big can your cock get?
    Win £xxx pounds if your cock can be bigger than their cock.
    Is your cock hidden? can people see your cock? CLICK HERE NOW!

    How the fuck did this get authed? Not only is it the worst subject and description i've seen in a while, its an insult to the readers here. Seriously we are here for a reason, we dont have an attention span of a fish.
    Oh yeah thats right, its a Slashadvert supplied by Corex.

    No offence, but if this shit carries on, i may as well start reading my spam emails. Target your audience, not Facebook muppets ffs.

The intelligence of any discussion diminishes with the square of the number of participants. -- Adam Walinsky