Saturday 15 January 2011

Infographic of the Day: What Google Knows About Men vs. Women

Google's book archive sheds light on our differing views of the sexes.
Usually, big, airy questions about society are difficult to answer with hard data. For example, if you're wondering how our culture views men and women differently, the answers are more likely to come from cultural critics and novelists than empirical science. But Google is changing that.
Chris Harrison, a graduate student in engineering at Carnegie Mellon, created a remarkable graph of how "he" and "she" are used in Google's massive digital books archive, which contains some 200 years worth of published material. The results provide a totally unique look at the varying perceptions of men and women.

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