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The Resource Everybody lies : big data, new data, and what the Internet can tell us about who we really are, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

Everybody lies : big data, new data, and what the Internet can tell us about who we really are, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

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Everybody lies : big data, new data, and what the Internet can tell us about who we really are
Title
Everybody lies
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big data, new data, and what the Internet can tell us about who we really are
Statement of responsibility
Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
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Language
eng
Summary
How much sex are people really having? How many Americans are actually racist? Is America experiencing a hidden back-alley abortion crisis? Can you game the stock market? Does violent entertainment increase the rate of violent crime? Do parents treat sons differently from daughters? How many people actually read the books they buy? In this work, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, a Harvard-trained economist, former Google data scientist, and New York Times writer, argues that much of what we thought about people has been dead wrong. The reason? People lie, to friends, lovers, doctors, surveys -- and themselves. However, we no longer need to rely on what people tell us. New data from the internet -- the traces of information that billions of people leave on Google, social media, dating, and even pornography sites -- finally reveals the truth. By analyzing this digital goldmine, we can now learn what people really think, what they really want, and what they really do. Sometimes the new data will make you laugh out loud. Sometimes the new data will shock you. Sometimes the new data will deeply disturb you. But, always, this new data will make you think
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PNX
Credits note
Foreword written by Steven Pinker
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QA76.9.D343
LC item number
S74 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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Everybody lies : big data, new data, and what the Internet can tell us about who we really are, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
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Everybody lies : big data, new data, and what the Internet can tell us about who we really are, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-318) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The outlines of a revolution -- Your faulty gut -- Was Freud right? -- Data reimagined -- Digital truth serum -- Zooming in -- All the world's a lab -- Big data, big schmata? What it cannot do -- Mo data, mo problems? What we shouldn't do -- Conclusion: How many people finish books?
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22 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 338 pages
Isbn
9780062390851
Media category
unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
Specific material designation
regular print
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(OCoLC)985108386

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