Dan Zerralla has recently released a new service built on top of Twitter called TweetPsych, which aims to provide you with some psychological markers based on your Twitter account. It does this by using some complicated linguistic algorithms, one being RID or Regressive Imagery Dictionary. This coding scheme is designed to measure the amount and type of three categories of content: primordial (the unconscious way you think, like in dreams), conceptual (logical and rational though) and emotional.
Their side of the story:
TweetPsych uses two linguistic analysis algorithms (RID and LIWC) to build a psychological profile of a person based on the content of their tweets. The service analyzes your last 1000 tweets and works best on users who have posted more than 1000 updates. It also works best on accounts that are operated by a single user and use Twitter in a conversational manner, rather than simply a content distribution platform.
How to find your perfect match?
In addition to the psychological evaluation of your profile in the Twitterverse, it can also find your perfect match on Twitter. After running your profile, what TweetPsych will do is show you a score on each category that indicates how much more often you tweeted something that matched each feature than the baseline. After that it will show you 5 users who are the closest match to your TweePsych profile.
Another option is available and this time it will profile your website. Yes website. Based on the results, it will show you at least 50 users who are the closest match to the TweetPsych profile of your webpage. Compare both results and if you find someone who matches, voilá, that’s your perfect match on Twitter.
Scary isn’t it? What do think? Are you interested in knowing your Psychological Profile and find your perfect match?