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* [http://digg.com/ Digg]'s [http://digg.com/settings/about About Me settings page](requires login) has a Gender popup that appears to be inspired by Pownce's list:
* [http://digg.com/ Digg]'s [http://digg.com/settings/about About Me settings page](requires login) has a Gender popup that appears to be inspired by Pownce's list:
** Guy, Girl, Dude, Lady, Fellow, Bird, Chap, grrrl, Gentleman, Damsel, Male, Female, Transgender, None of the Above
** Guy, Girl, Dude, Lady, Fellow, Bird, Chap, grrrl, Gentleman, Damsel, Male, Female, Transgender, None of the Above
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* [http://www.eharmony.co.uk/ eHarmony: "Woman" or "Man"
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* [http://www.gay.com/ gay.com]: "Male", "Female", "MTF" and "FTM".
* [http://www.livejournal.com/ LiveJournal]'s [http://www.livejournal.com/manage/profile/ Edit Profile](requires login) page provides a popup menu for gender with the values in order:
* [http://www.livejournal.com/ LiveJournal]'s [http://www.livejournal.com/manage/profile/ Edit Profile](requires login) page provides a popup menu for gender with the values in order:
** (Unspecified), Male, Female
** (Unspecified), Male, Female
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** Of the folks who have something in that field, just over 60% use one of the top four options: "male", "female", "m", or "f".
** Of the folks who have something in that field, just over 60% use one of the top four options: "male", "female", "m", or "f".
** Of the top dozen or so unambiguous labels provided, male-identifying terms (male, m, dude, xy, boy, guy, man, mail) account for about 49% of total labels used; female-identifying terms (female, f, lady, girl, xx, femme, chick) account for about 18%.
** Of the top dozen or so unambiguous labels provided, male-identifying terms (male, m, dude, xy, boy, guy, man, mail) account for about 49% of total labels used; female-identifying terms (female, f, lady, girl, xx, femme, chick) account for about 18%.
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*[http://www.okcupid.com/ OKCupid] - "I'm male" and "I'm female"
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** This has led to a change.org petition: [https://www.change.org/petitions/ensure-that-all-okcupid-users-are-able-to-comfortably-identify-their-gender-and-sexual-orientation Ensure that all OkCupid users are able to comfortably identify their gender and sexual orientation!]
*[http://openid.net/specs/openid-attribute-exchange-1_0.html OpenID's Attribute Exchange] includes gender
*[http://openid.net/specs/openid-attribute-exchange-1_0.html OpenID's Attribute Exchange] includes gender
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* [http://pof.com/ POF]: "Male" or "Female"
* [http://pownce.com/ Pownce]'s [http://pownce.com/settings/ Profile Settings](requires login) interface has a Gender popup with the following values in order:
* [http://pownce.com/ Pownce]'s [http://pownce.com/settings/ Profile Settings](requires login) interface has a Gender popup with the following values in order:
** Guy, Girl, Dude, Chicky-poo, Bloke, Bird, Lady, Gentleman, Male, Female, Transgender, None of the Above
** Guy, Girl, Dude, Chicky-poo, Bloke, Bird, Lady, Gentleman, Male, Female, Transgender, None of the Above

Revision as of 15:04, 20 November 2012


This page documents how people currently publish gender information on the web (sometimes implicitly - so not easily machine parsable - such as names (Andrew, Andrea), titles (Mr, Mrs, Miss), relationships (husband, brother), pronouns (he, she), etc.)), and what gender terms are supported by current web user interfaces. This research will hopefully be useful to the genealogy microformat effort, as well as efforts to extend vCard, and therefore hCard.

Contents

examples

These examples are based on two primary sources of real world web site usage (e.g. on social network sites)

sites and services

Social network sites typically publish the gender of the individual.

Sites and services that allow users to enter and publish their gender. Please add to this list.

In alphabetical order:

discussion elsewhere

see also

related

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