Gender and time comparisons on Twitter

Posted to Online Applications  |  Tags: , ,  |  Nathan Yau

Men and women are different. You know that. But do they tweet differently? Tweetolife is a simple application that lets you compare and contrast what men and women tweet about. Simply type in a search term or phrase and compare. For example, search for love, and 63 percent of tweets that contain that word were from women, based on the sample data collected between November 2009 and February 2010.

Similarly, do a detailed query for "hate" (as shown above) to see what words are usually associated. For men, hate is most often used with cynicism, scum, and racism. For women, or in this case tweenage girls it seems, hate is most often used with Bieber, maths, and ew.

You can also see how terms are used by time of day. Below is a search for early lunch, lunch, and late lunch. As you can see, the humps arise accordingly.

While context is bound to be missing from many queries, Tweetolife is still kind of fun to poke around. Can you find anything amusing?

[Tweetolife | Thanks, Amac]


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