“To See Ourselves as Others See Us” The view from Mechanical TurkistanSilivalley Quantified Self March 20, 2013Paul Whitmore Sas firstname.lastname@example.org
Methods for Collecting Social Ratings “Dynamical Dinner Party” – passive rating with anonymity was desired Pilot at Qself Meetup 7/21/09 at Jump Associates Sparse data: Michael Vassar 6 ratings, the other 5 volunteers fewer Columbia B School entering classes collect “360 ratings” (Sheena Iyengar) Disparity between self-concept & social perspective is large Super Sad True Love Story (2011) – Broadcast credit score Can we get closer to real-time monitoring of one’s whuffie score?
Interface to Mechanical Turk – Human Instruction Task (HIT) $0.45 for 5 mins = $5.40/hour
Men’s Ratings (n=29) vs Women’s (n=15) Clear 9.9% Male Higher Intelligent 9.9% Male Higher Expressive 9.9% Male Higher Appealing -7.6% Female Higher Easy to follow 9.7% Male Higher Masculine -4.4% Female Higher Interesting -11.3% Female Higher Nasal 22.3% Male Higher Unusual -12.2% Female Higher Annoying 24.8% Male Higher Arrogant 27.8% Male Higher
Demographics in Mechanical Turkistan
Next Steps?Self-presentation questions answered in near real-time: Should I keep the hat? Which outfit to wear to an upcoming event?Dynamics of speaking style could be complexified Who’s my ideal wing-person?