. . . Monday April 4, 2005

You Are What You Watch

According to a recent study, a person can be effectively profiled based on the television shows that they watch.

Martin Russell at the University of Birmingham, and colleagues from UK firms Ensigma Technologies and Snape Signals Research, compiled TV profiles of 33 volunteers who logged the shows they watched for nine months. Based on these profiles the researchers tried to identify the viewers from a two-week study of their viewing habits. Their IDs were accurate 82 per cent of the time.

In the spirit of pre-emptive TV watching self-identification, I feel compelled to inform you that my watching patterns suggest that I am a psychological cross between Alfred Kinsey and Tommy Chong.

Concentration is important!