Words Across Age

The graph above shows the standardized frequency of words or phrases as a function of the age of the individual. The data was collected from approx. 75,000 Facebook users as part of the MyPersonality project.

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Enter words separated by commas to see their use across age.

A LOESS regression is applied to the data to create a smoother curve for the graph. Here you can adjust the smoothing parameter known as bandwidth and the robustness or number of iterations applied in the regression.

Kern, M. L., Eichstaedt, J. C., Schwartz, H. A., Dziurzynski, L., Ungar, L. H., Stillwell, D. J., Kosinki, M., Ramones, S. M., & Seligman, M. E. P. (2013). The Online Social Self: An Open Vocabulary Approach to Personality. In Assessment. . bibtex
author={Kern, M. L. and Eichstaedt, J. C. and Schwartz, H. A. and Dziurzynski, L. and Ungar, L. H. and Stillwell, D. J. and Kosinki, M. and Ramones, S. M. and Seligman, M. E. P},
title={The Online Social Self: An Open Vocabulary Approach to Personality},