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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, (electronic resource)

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

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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
Title remainder
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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Author
Author of introduction
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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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Source other than Library of Congress
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TLC
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Stephens-Davidowitz, Seth
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
S68515 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Pinker, Steven
  • OverDrive, Inc
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  • Data mining
  • Big data
  • Internet
Label
Everybody lies : big data, new data, and what the Internet can tell us about who we really are, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, (electronic resource)
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Electronic book
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online resource
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  • cr
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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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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062390875
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
D5F16C5D-F976-47A7-A4DD-31FBD4F5910D
System control number
  • erc0000540434
  • (OCoLC)985006932
Label
Everybody lies : big data, new data, and what the Internet can tell us about who we really are, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
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?
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062390875
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
D5F16C5D-F976-47A7-A4DD-31FBD4F5910D
System control number
  • erc0000540434
  • (OCoLC)985006932

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