Friday, June 19, 2009

Diversions

On a lighter note, I discovered a new online beta tool which looked fun. This tool, called TweetPsych, analyzes your twitter comment stream (same as my Facebook comment stream) and provides some observations about your writing style and what you tend to write about. I found this particularly interesting and appropriate.

The scores provided indicate the topic or styles that are used more than the average twitter user. I am not sure I could describe the average twitter user, but oh well. Anyway, the most interesting thing in the results to me is that my score for "Time" is off the charts. Those who know me will likely agree with this result. In fact, I am so obsessed with time that my wife and friends call me the Chrono-nazi! I had to laugh when I saw this. In the primordial content area "Temporal references" rated highest. Wow, these guys have me nailed! "Education" ranking high should not be a surprise with my current schooling. "Numbers" also not a surprise, my first degree (1988) was in Mathematics and Computer Science. I am not sure how useful this is, but it was fun.

From the analysis of my Twitter comments

The features displayed below are those for which you score higher than the average. The score indicates how much more often you tweeted something that matched each feature than the baseline.

Cognitive Content

FeatureDescriptionScore
Time
209.99
EducationYou often talk about school and learning.141.57
Number
99.31
Occupation & work You talk a lot about jobs and your work. 84.26
Upward motionYou often make references to physically upward movement. Like upstairs, climb, etc.55.23
Past tenseYou tend to talk about the past.43.47
Space
19.03
MetaphorsMany of your tweets contain metaphors.10.3
SensationsYou tweet about your various senses often.7.81
Motion
7.47
Physical referencesYou often talk about the physical characteristics of things.7.19
Leisure
6.08
Certainty
5.73

Primordial, Conceptual and Emotional Content

FeatureScore
Temporal References111.32
Glory91.62
Constructive behaviors45.09
Order35.21
Narcissism34.42
Visual sensations24.48
Concreteness23.07
Cold sensations16.89
Aggression16.82
Sadness7.64


1 comment:

John said...

Somehow I scored 322.6 in "sexual references" in the "cognitive content" section. I'm not really sure how that happened.