Jobs Use Twitter to Gauge Dedication

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    Your boss can now use your tweets to determine whether dedicated or lazy. IBM says they have new profiling technology that paints a picture of your personality based on your tweets. The software scans recent tweets, analyzing words to to develop your profile. (Published Monday, Nov 18, 2013)

    Your boss can now use your tweets to determine whether dedicated or lazy.

    IBM says they have new profiling technology that paints a picture of your personality based on your tweets. The software scans recent tweets, analyzing words to to develop your profile.

    For example, caring people may use words like "we", "family" and "home" while the dedicated talk more about their achievements.

    Researchers say employers can use the data to see if someone is right for the job.

    IBM tested the software, analyzing 300 Twitter profiles while getting users to take psychometric tests.

    They report the two favored each other more than 80 percent of the time.