Everybody Lies: What the Internet Can Tell Us about who We Really are

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Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2018 - Big data - 352 pages
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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.

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While this book is a somewhat sort and easy read, it is nevertheless an important read. Big data is everywhere now, and many of the details of our lives are now recorded in databases. [b:Everybody ... Read full review

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User Review  - LisCarey - LibraryThing

An ongoing problem in research in psychology, political polling, and many other areas that rely on asking people questions about their views, activities, and experiences, is that people lie. Sometimes ... Read full review

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About the author (2018)

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz is a New York Times op-ed contributor, a visiting lecturer at The Wharton School, and a former Google data scientist. He received a BA in philosophy from Stanford, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, and a PhD in economics from Harvard. His research - which uses new, big data sources to uncover hidden behaviours and attitudes - has appeared in the Journal of Public Economics and other prestigious publications. He lives in New York City.sethsd.com / @SethS_D

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