This online study from Harvard says I’m 30 years old? How do you rate?

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An online Harvard experiment tries to guess your age by evaluating your mouse-clicking ability. Hard to say how good it is, really. It deemed me thirty — eight years too young — but then again, with blogging and gaming both ranking high among the extra-curriculars, I probably use a mouse more than most people too.

How does it work? 

“To guess your age, we look at over 60 factors. Speed definitely matters, but it is only one thing that our software looks at. Other factors include the duration of tiny pauses people make while moving the mouse pointer, the timing of the peak velocity, the shape of the movement, and many others.”

H/t to Ghost In the Machine.

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