During a great lecture I attended yesterday that I’ll blog about sometime next week, I learned about the Personas project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). It is a data mining application created specifically to serve as a critique of data mining and your name is the subject of it.
Who do they think I am as a result of their algorithm? It depends, rather dramatically, on which name of mine you use.
For me as Nikki,
For me as Nicole, my legal name:
online, military, management, medicine, media, education, news, politics, legal, religious, religion.
I’m not all that sure what to make of it, especially where the military management is concerned. Am I taking the concept of a Radical Militant Librarian a bit too far? Then again those types usually aren’t in management, and neither am I.
Who do they think you are? Go find out!