Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Who Writes Better: Men or Women?

Some of you may remember the review I did of Grammarly a while back. For those of you that don't, it's an online grammar-checking service. Anyway, Grammarly conducted a study with 3,000+ participants to settle an existential question that has been plaguing mankind for centuries: “Which gender has the better writers?” They published the results in an infographic, shown here:


Obviously, there's a lot of information here. I LOVE that women are better writers than men, especially considering the history of literature -- oh, the irony! I'd have to say I definitely agree with the results for women on most, if not all, of these questions.

What do you think? What did you find most interesting? Do you agree and/or disagree with these results personally as a reader and/or writer?

In exchange for a post about this infographic, Grammarly agreed to donate $50 to a literacy charity of my choice. My $50 went to Reading is Fundamental (http://www.rif.org/).

Check out Grammarly's new grammar checker-specific feature for yourself!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Kaputnik





Click on the link. I dare you.

Seriously, you're not even a tiny bit curious? I promise it's not spam or a bug. Go try it out!

This is the New Mexico Department of Transportation's latest under-age drinking prevention attempt. Some of the stuff on the site seems really pointless and stupid, but you have to admit, it can get funny. And it definitely plays to your curiosity. Humor and intrigue -- both important to grabbing teens' attention.

You can check out Kaputnik on these sites:

Vine - @iamkaputnik
#iamkaputnik

From the press release: According to a recent study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, excessive drinking accounts for 1 in 10 deaths among men and women aged 20-64 years old. This alarming statistic alone warrants reason to help fight this cause in the early stages of child and teen development.