Joachim Breitner

DebConf mugshots view statistics

Published 2010-01-09 in sections English, Debian.

In a comment to my previous blog post, I linked to the DebConf photo gallery page with the DebConf8 mugshots. Felix Brandt, a friend of mine, noticed the per-picture view statistics there and plotted them, differentiating between male and female. He finds that the number of views on an image gives a fairly good indication of the sex (or gender?) of the person in question:

The most notable exception is the image of bubulle. He does not even look feminine. Maybe it’s because he’s like a mother to us Debianers, always kind and always helpful? :-)

This observation fits my experience when I created a top-100-statistic of individual picture page views of my personal gallery: I got a collection of pretty much all pictures of girls in bikinis, lying at some beach, across the various pages and years, and hardly any other picture. I won’t post these top-100 here, as I don’t want to additionally increase the effect...



Even funnier, image Nr 63, viewed 148 times is a woman. An another abnormal "male" point is H0lger whose picture features a pirate flag.

You also forgot to mention, that yourself are scoring 140, Joachim.
#1 Christian Perrier am 2010-01-09
Very well spotted. Might it be my hair?
#2 Joachim Breitner (Homepage) am 2010-01-09
Any idea what is the cause for the large drop in views after the 90th image?
#3 Tomaž (Homepage) am 2010-01-09
See the original post,

‚NB: The later pictures (>90) were posted a week after the others, that would explain the gap.‘
#4 Joachim Breitner (Homepage) am 2010-01-09

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