Find out what the internet knows about you and your friends with this creepily accurate website, blared the headline from Business Insider’s column, The Daily Dot on April 15, 2015.
Well, a headline like than is going to arouse my interest. Reading through the article, I realized that this app – Crystal – actually focuses on evaluating the personality of business associates (co-workers and clients) and is driven through LinkedIn rather than a rate-your-pals type communication technology. It’s ultimate use is to write your business emails. Now I am definitely curious.
What if you could get a psychic reading about everyone you work with? It could tell you how to talk to them, words to avoid, how short or long your emails should be. What they are good at, and what they aren’t.
And what if they could see all of that information about you?
Crystal wants to change the frustrations and mysteries of work communications by giving you all the data you need to successfully correspond with friends and colleagues. In fact, your emails will be so good people will wonder if you can read their mind.
The software is like a psychic for online communication. It walks the line between innovative and super creepy, but it’s hard to deny it actually works.
Crystal gives you personality profiles on anyone you might be connected with online, including the best ways email them, how to approach conversations, and how you would work together in a professional setting. You can even get a Gmail extension to let Crystal analyze your emails and give you tips on what you’re doing wrong—it’s like spell check, but for the content of your email.
Now I’m hooked. I ran myself (results below).