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Officially 50.8% Interesting

June 5th, 2007 (01:10 pm)
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I'd like to know what this analysis is based on:

So, ggreig, your LiveJournal reveals...



You are... 6% unique
(blame, for example, your interest in policy-based design)
and 0% herdlike.
When it comes to friends you are normal. In terms of the way you relate to people, you are keen to please.

Your writing style (based on a recent public entry) is intellectual.

Your overall weirdness is: 43

(The average level of weirdness is: 28.
You are weirder than 83% of other LJers.)

Find out what your weirdness level is!


So what does the writer of the analyser think makes a blog "interesting"? And why do I get an ego boost from something so patently meaningless? :-)

Comments

Posted by: Andrew Patterson (qidane)
Posted at: June 5th, 2007 12:54 pm (UTC)

Hmm odd, it is just looking at your interests I think. If you try it on a blog with none it does not do anything. The herdlike score is very common interests, the unique is interests on one else has and the other are scored in between?


So, qidane, your LiveJournal reveals...



You are... 4% unique
(blame, for example, your interest in salt baked chicken)
and 9% herdlike
(partly because you, like everyone else, enjoy science fiction).
When it comes to friends you are popular. In terms of the way you relate to people, you are keen to please.

Your writing style (based on a recent public entry) is intellectual.

Your overall weirdness is: 41

(The average level of weirdness is: 28.
You are weirder than 81% of other LJers.)

Find out what your weirdness level is!

Posted by: Gavin Greig (ggreig)
Posted at: June 5th, 2007 01:12 pm (UTC)
Robot Maria

Stupidly, looking at Interests hadn't occurred to me, even though it explicitly states it's using them for the "unique" statistic. I guess it would have been more obvious if I hadn't scored 0% for "herdlike".

Even the friend-related stuff should have given me a clue, as it was obvious how that came about - I don't have a huge number of LJ friends (normal), but they're practically all mutual (keen to please).

That only leaves the writing style stat as being vaguely interesting, and I would guess it's based on a readability calculation, like Gunning's Fog Index, SMOG, Flesch Reading Ease or Flesch-Kincaid.

Posted by: Andrew Patterson (qidane)
Posted at: June 5th, 2007 01:17 pm (UTC)

These days I think the writing style is above normal if you do not use TXT SPK 4 posts. And intellectual if there are no spelling mistakes. Am I getting old and grumpy?

Posted by: Gavin Greig (ggreig)
Posted at: June 5th, 2007 01:34 pm (UTC)
Robot Maria

Am I getting old and grumpy?

Ah well, join the club if so! :-)

Posted by: silverwhistle (silverwhistle)
Posted at: June 5th, 2007 01:25 pm (UTC)
Smiley Rosa

So, silverwhistle, your LiveJournal reveals...



You are... 13% unique
(blame, for example, your interest in petrine russia)
and 16% herdlike
(partly because you, like everyone else, enjoy music).
When it comes to friends you are normal. In terms of the way you relate to people, you are wary of trusting strangers.

Your writing style (based on a recent public entry) is intellectual.

Your overall weirdness is: 57

(The average level of weirdness is: 28.
You are weirder than 92% of other LJers.)

Find out what your weirdness level is!

Posted by: Gavin Greig (ggreig)
Posted at: June 5th, 2007 01:39 pm (UTC)
Robot Maria

Good peculiarity and weirdness scores! I suspect in your case they're an even better indicator of your credentials as an intellectual than your writing style is.

Posted by: silverwhistle (silverwhistle)
Posted at: June 5th, 2007 02:06 pm (UTC)
Smiley Rosa

Thanks! Indeed!

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