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Read online Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are strong Semi Finalist in the Science amp Technology category in the Choice Awards strong .

strong Foreword by Steven Pinker author of em The Better Angels of our Nature em strong .

Blending the informed analysis of em The Signal and the Noise em with the instructive iconoclasm of em Think Like a Freak em a fascinating illuminating and witty look at what the vast amounts of information now instantly available to us reveals about ourselves and our world provided we ask the right questions .

By the end of an average day in the early twenty first century human beings searching the internet will amass eight trillion gigabytes of data This staggering amount of information unprecedented in history can tell us a great deal about who we are the fears desires and behaviors that drive us and the conscious and unconscious decisions we make From the profound to the mundane we can gain astonishing knowledge about the human psyche that less than twenty years ago seemed unfathomable .

em Everybody Lies em offers fascinating surprising and sometimes laugh out loud insights into everything from economics to ethics to sports to race to sex gender and more all drawn from the world of big data What percentage of white voters didn t vote for Barack Obama because he s black Does where you go to school affect how successful you are in life Do parents secretly favor boy children over girls Do violent films affect the crime rate Can you beat the stock market How regularly do we lie about our sex lives and who s more self conscious about sex men or women .

Investigating these questions and a host of others Seth Stephens Davidowitz offers revelations that can help us understand ourselves and our lives better Drawing on studies and experiments on how we really live and think he demonstrates in fascinating and often funny ways the extent to which all the world is indeed a lab With conclusions ranging from strange but true to thought provoking to disturbing he explores the power of this digital truth serum and its deeper potential revealing biases deeply embedded within us information we can use to change our culture and the questions we re afraid to ask that might be essential to our health both emotional and physical All of us are touched by big data everyday and its influence is multiplying em Everybody Lies em challenges us to think differently about how we see it and the world by 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: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are
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ISBN:0062390856
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Number of Pages:338
Category:Non fiction, Science, Psychology, Economics, Sociology, Business, Technology
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