Reality TV star and possible literary genius Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian the next James Joyce?


Reality TV star and possible literary genius Kim Kardashian

This might be a daunting prospect but it would appear that modern technology has said it’s so; Kim Kardashian writes like the Irish literary genius James Joyce.

A new website called “I Write Like” uses, presumably, algorithms and other mathematical jiggery pokery to analyze your style of writing. Essentially this clever site reveals your inner author, with some shocking results.

Recently a CNN reporter carried out an experiment feeding various celebrities writing through the “I Write Like” website. Launched just last week, by Sunday night the site had been used by 1.5 million people.

The site was designed by, 27-year-old Russian software developer, Dmitry Chestnykh. Though the site analyzes word choice and writing style Chestnykh admitted that he knows nothing about the analyze of literature.

Still it’s quite worrying that one of Ireland’s most loved and prized literary figures popped up when Kim Kardashian’s latest blog about bowling was put through the system.

CNN’s tests came back with these results.

President Obama
Text Submitted:  Part of his speech on unemployment insurance
It's written like: Stephen King

Text Submitted:  A personal ad posted Virginia man seeking a gym partner
It's written like: American author and essayist, David Foster Wallace

The Supreme Court
Text Submitted:  Lines from the U.S. Supreme Court's opinion for the case Wrotten v. New York
It's written like: "The Da Vinci Code" author Dan Brown

Justin Bieber
Text Submitted:  Lyrics from the song "Baby"
It's written like: Stephen King

Edgar Allan Poe
Text Submitted:  Text from “The Raven”
It's written like: British science fiction author H.G. Wells.

And for your information I apparently write like Cory Doctorow a Canadian journalist and science fictions writer. Perhaps I’ll be the next Philip K. Dick.


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