Everybody Lies: What the Internet Can Tell Us about Who We Really Are

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Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2018 - Big data - 338 pages
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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Part of what for my interest was the answers the author got for some of life’s persistent questions. He concludes by suggesting big data will place the soft sciences on more solid footing. I found ... Read full review

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In Everybody Lies, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz explores the idea behind social desirability bias and how internet searches are helping Big Data paint a clearer picture about society. In short: Many ... 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.
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