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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 ; foreword by Steven Pinker

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

Label
Everybody lies : big data, new data, and what the Internet can tell us about who we really are
Title
Everybody lies
Title remainder
big data, new data, and what the Internet can tell us about who we really are
Statement of responsibility
Seth Stephens-Davidowitz ; foreword by Steven Pinker
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A former Google data scientist presents an insider's look at what the vast, instantly available amounts of information from the Internet can reveal about human civilization and society
  • "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 groundbreaking 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. [This] book will change the way you view the world. There is almost no limit to what can be learned about human nature from Big Data--provided, that is, you ask the right questions"--J
Summary
The New York Times op-ed columnist and former Google data scientist presents an insider's look at what today's vast, instantly available amounts of information can reveal about our world
Storyline
Tone
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Cataloging source
PNX
Credits note
Foreword written by Steven Pinker
Dewey number
  • 302.23/1
  • 006.3/12
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QA76.9.D343
LC item number
S685155 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Target audience
adult
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Label
Everybody lies : big data, new data, and what the Internet can tell us about who we really are, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz ; foreword by Steven Pinker
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-318) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Data, big and small. Your faulty gut -- Part II: The powers of big data. Was Freud right? -- Data reimagined -- Digital truth serum -- Zooming in -- All the world's a lab -- Part III: Big data: handle with care. Big data, big schmata? What it cannot do -- Mo data, mo problems? What we shouldn't do -- Conclusion: how many people finish books?
Control code
5859982
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 338 pages
Isbn
9780062390851
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn985108386
  • (OCoLC)985108386
Label
Everybody lies : big data, new data, and what the Internet can tell us about who we really are, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz ; foreword by Steven Pinker
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-318) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Data, big and small. Your faulty gut -- Part II: The powers of big data. Was Freud right? -- Data reimagined -- Digital truth serum -- Zooming in -- All the world's a lab -- Part III: Big data: handle with care. Big data, big schmata? What it cannot do -- Mo data, mo problems? What we shouldn't do -- Conclusion: how many people finish books?
Control code
5859982
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 338 pages
Isbn
9780062390851
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn985108386
  • (OCoLC)985108386

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