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People who are have an iPhone to sex than men to have the BlackBerry. Atheists have the highest capacity of any religion or religious group to write. Nevada has more describe themselves geniuses per capita than any other country. Oregonians tend to be more gay-curious than other Americans.
The man behind the new findings, Christian Rudder, not a sociologist, also did not consider himself an intellectual of any kind. Instead, he worked for a dating site OkCupid. And a monthly blog, OkTrends, which was released last year, suddenly, one of the most popular Web destination and two million people visited in the last six weeks, for fans of interesting information about the way we live and love .
Control is the gatekeeper of the data collected by OkCupid property since its inception in 2004. Your job is to mate with each other lovebird (other employees to manage matching scheme), but the information the user to decompose into small pieces and then reassemble them in interesting and often unique. “We have assembled one of the largest databases, more complete human interaction, once said, and I have to make sure that what I write about maximizing resources,” said Helm. “We try to stereotypes, especially those you’ve never heard of to explore.”
You get what the book 30 years old bisexual Latina women from Michigan read? Stir tell. What about the political leanings of six meters Indian-American boy who played piano and had sex on a first date? Stir well to dig a response. Once he has an idea about something that would be interesting if it is true that he went to the database as an example, he argues, “no more Asian thong?” To this question, it performs a search for ‘thong’ all entries, and sort the results by ethnicity. If he confirms the trend that the more attractive, he turn it into a blog post using infographics, interactive images, and the Premier League takes bloggers. OkCupid is home to many members of the current user 3500000 stir throughout the country and says he is a representative sample of Americans captured.
In the latest blog on the gay stereotype, for example, he discovered that the more optimistic than heterosexual women, lesbians, gay men are more ambitious than straight men, and contrary to what many think gay people are People no longer sexually promiscuous than heterosexuals. Briefly mention another work, he played in the book, things white people like, and make a list of things that are enjoyed exclusively by whites. (Tom Clancy’s is number one for men. Peak for women is the Red Sox) Rudder made the same list for a black person (soul food), Latin (Merengue) and Asia (Taiwan).
Unlike a dating site, where users navigate through a multitude of potential mates (Match.com) or automatically adjusted based on personality tests (eHarmony.com), OkCupid is based on a series of algorithms that the properties compatibility (eg, cleaning), measured in three ways: His answer, how you want your partner to respond, and how nature is important to you. Service, which is free to join, currently second in popularity to the dating site Match.com, the company said.
Direction was surprised by many of the trends reveals, sometimes accidentally. He was surprised, for example, to see that a disproportionate number of black members are ignored by potential dates. For example, black women are simply a response to all three of your outgoing message, compared with almost 50 percent for non-black. “They seem large outlier in terms of how many messages sent, and how.
people respond to their messages,” says Rudder. (This part is probably caused by a dating site for African-Americans, he admits.)Another surprise was to learn to care than white women to male candidates of all races. If a woman receives a message from a potential friend, he says, “there is a huge difference in the percentage of their responses, and they seem better suited to judge the many questions would have their income level of influence. And they are more dependent on the race than I thought. “(According to the data, white women responded to only about 20 percent of the messages of blacks and Hispanics.)
Not all social scientists were impressed by the Rudder conclusions, pointed out that the methodology was not peer-reviewed. “I see blogs as a source of interesting information about the person OkCupid, but I am skeptical about the claims much greater on the basis of these data,” said Andrew T. Fiore, a media specialist at Michigan State University, who studies online dating. “Statements like ‘Oregonians tend to be more gay-curious than other Americans” are suspected … It is highly unlikely that Oregonians who use OkCupid is a representative sample of all Oregon. ”
Other scholars are less involved, but agreed that the results should be taken with a grain of salt.”Its pop sociology against the rigid social sciences, but to generate some interesting discussions around a charming series of questions,” said Todd Schoepflin, Niagara University sociology department head. “I would like to ask, how completely honest when things turn out on dating sites,” Schoepflin said. “For example, I’m not ashamed to say that I look at The Young and the restless in the last 15 years, but this is something I’ll call my profile if I a man using dating sites.? Probably is not.”
Direction is the first to admit that he is no scientist, but an interpreter of data that knows how to entertain. His style is a little less elegant, but that’s part of its appeal. It was fun, but never past, with a liberal slant they admit. “I want the blog to read if it was written by a real person, not the company, so I’m not trying to hide my personality,” says Helm, Little Rock, who is now his wife live in the section Williamsburg Brooklyn and looks a decade younger than 35 years. It came in an interview in Midtown Manhattan office near OkCupid wear lavender shirts and socks stuffed inside shoes turquoise. His mop of black hair and dark glasses is very similar to Harry Potter.
Stir a little and is a witch herself. On OkCupid, he oversaw the data path consists of three one billion terabytes of space, which is stored on 12 different computers. (He never read the profiles of individual users; he saw only the data in aggregate form.) His eclectic training can make it ideal for the job, such as increased senior at Harvard, he moved mainly from English to mathematics, so he is so fluent in Chaucerian intelligence as he did in algebraic geometry. He worked as a French bakery in Austin, he still plays guitar in the band Bishop Allen, and he scored a role in the youth-themed films, including Nick and Norah Infinite Playlist.
But OkCupid, stir seems to have found his true calling. “He’s probably the most creative people I ever met,” said Sam Yagen, chief executive of the company, the site co-founder of Rudder and two other friends from Harvard. The first four worked together a scientific SparkNotes, an online learning tool prior to its launch in 2004, OkCupid. Control, who is the founder Finally, impressed others with his satirical first test package will be released to the onion.
Since launching the blog Rudder, OkCupid, unique visitor traffic has nearly doubled, according Yagen. Next month, will ensure Rudder’s blog post to keep it fresh. “You see a lot of USA Today-type study of the best cities for singles, and is the same every day Valentine’s Day,” he said. “I would never do that.” Preview of the upcoming blog post, Leme said he was a comparative analysis of age from the date of the desire of members of other races.