However, this means that if you do encounter a female, there is about a 1 in 3 chance that she will be part of a group.In contrast, the chance a male will be part of a group is only about 1 in 12.In all, 8% of chats featured a group of people (4% all-male, 2% all-female, and 2% mixed).
We coded up a quick webpage that displayed a random photo from the data set and asked some basic multiple-choice questions about that photo.
These included questions on age, gender, and what the person in the photo was doing.
We coded up the backed so that a photo wouldn’t be taken out of rotation until two votes from different IP addresses provided an identical set of answers.
We posted the link to Hacker News on Saturday night. Five minutes later, the data was loaded into a hosted dashboard on RJMetrics and returning the results you see below.
In under two hours, we received 10,770 photo assessments from 1,012 distinct IP addresses. Before we get to the data, we should point out the uncontrolled inputs that could be skewing these results: As you might expect, you’re most likely to encounter a solo male in any given chat session. Interestingly, 11% showed no person at all while only 9% showed a solo female.