This image is supposedly some sort of profile of me, concocted from data gathered on the Internet by Personas, a component of the Metropath(ologies) exhibit, currently on display at the MIT Museum.
I have no idea why such a big proportion is allocated to sport. But, hey, play with it yourself.
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I used my real name, my nickname & my Twitter username and got completely different results each time.
The least accurate? My real name. Too many others with the same name as mine.
Hmmm. There must be a soccer player by the name Sean Carmody, resulting in a ludicrously high sport score for me too.
@Liz and @Sean Carmody: I’m amused by the explanation:
Are they just saying it’s all made-up rubbish?
It certainly sounds as though, at the very least, they’re are counselling against reading anything very much into their analysis. Or anyone else’s for that matter.
It has pretty colours. That’s the most meaning I could get out of it.
It’s Art. Stop questioning me. Or them.
Stifling dissent now?
In my case there are too many people who share the name I use online and as the commentary that gives rise to the graph flashes by I saw only one direct reference to myself.
People with my name have an assortment of roles on-line.
In your case sport moves in conjunction with the information it finds as it trawls the net and I guess if you really want to know why it rates you highly on sport you need some way of capturing the information flow as it defines your profile. It’s too fast for me.
Interesting. I did the same thing as some of the above – tried different versions of my online identities, including trying the same name several times. My sir name however contains a unique Danish letter, and it doesn’t accept it…
Itâ€™s all made-up rubbish!
@Pernille: When you say, “Itâ€™s all made-up rubbish!”, you mean “It’s all Art”, yes? 😉
I think @Pernille means “my two year old could have done that”.
I get different results every time I use my real name — and I’m fairly certain I’m the only “Sabian Wilde”
@ Stiigherrian: Hm, that’s a rethorial question 🙂
@ Sean; Yes.
The idea is great, but needs to be refined. Or maybe I don’t get it 🙂
@Sabian: My name is definitely unique globally, and I’m seeing different results on each run too. Even if it’s collecting the data live on each run, the Internet’s knowledge of me can’t change that fast. So is it randomised in some way? Or is it all rubbish? And do I even care?
I must admit that I ran it twice because I couldn’t believe that after 10 or 15 years of online writing, I came up an even 50/50 split between aggression and arts.
That combo never came up again…
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