Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are

Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are

Blending the informed analysis of The Signal and the Noise with the instructive iconoclasm of Think Like a Freak, 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 bei Blending the informed analysis of The Signal and the Noise with the instructive iconoclasm of Think Like a Freak, a...

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Title:Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are
Author:Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:338 pages pages

Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are Reviews

  • Will Byrnes
    May 02, 2017

    ?people?s search for information is, in itself, information. When and where they search for facts, quotes, jokes, places, persons, things, or help, it turns out, can tell us a lot more about what they really think, really desire, really fear, and really do than anyone might have g...

  • Trish
    Nov 07, 2017

    ?people?s search for information is, in itself, information. When and where they search for facts, quotes, jokes, places, persons, things, or help, it turns out, can tell us a lot more about what they really think, really desire, really fear, and really do than anyone might have g...

    This book tries too hard to be Freakonomics. The first two parts are full of random examples of interesting but mostly pointless things that can learned via Google search trends. However, a whole lot of assumptions are made off these bits of data that don't seem to have much basis in f...

    When sociologist ask people if they waste food, people give the only correct answer. It's wrong to waste food. When sociologist survey the contents of the same people's garbage, they get a more accurate answer. Just image how much more information is available trolling through i...

    Maybe everyone does lie. But they don?t lie all the time. Stephens-Davidowitz makes the good point that asking people directly doesn?t always, in fact may not often, yield true answers. People have their own reasons for answering pollsters untruthfully, but it is clear that this is...

  • Lubinka Dimitrova
    Sep 21, 2017

    ?people?s search for information is, in itself, information. When and where they search for facts, quotes, jokes, places, persons, things, or help, it turns out, can tell us a lot more about what they really think, really desire, really fear, and really do than anyone might have g...

    This book tries too hard to be Freakonomics. The first two parts are full of random examples of interesting but mostly pointless things that can learned via Google search trends. However, a whole lot of assumptions are made off these bits of data that don't seem to have much basis in f...

    When sociologist ask people if they waste food, people give the only correct answer. It's wrong to waste food. When sociologist survey the contents of the same people's garbage, they get a more accurate answer. Just image how much more information is available trolling through i...

    Maybe everyone does lie. But they don?t lie all the time. Stephens-Davidowitz makes the good point that asking people directly doesn?t always, in fact may not often, yield true answers. People have their own reasons for answering pollsters untruthfully, but it is clear that this is...

    Acertei em cheio nessa leitura! Seth Stephens-Davidowitz apresenta uma análise de como as pessoas se comportam, na mesma linha do The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail - But Some Don't e do Dataclisma: Quem somos quando achamos que ninguém está vendo. Mas enquanto S...

    I wish I could give this book more than five stars. Anyone who has a sneaking feeling that Americans aren't who they SAY they are will find confirmation here. It's also easy to read, no academic language here. I was already riveted by the introduction. His premise is that we all lie t...

    A pretty short book with some interesting remarks, but not yet charming enough for me. The author definitely has his quirky and funny moments, when he presents himself, his family, and especially his views more. Yet the books' ideas and findings aren't exactly ground breaking. The type...

    3.5 stars This is an engaging and informative book about the huge amount of data available online and what it tells us about society. I read it alongside Dataclysm and found Everybody Lies to be by far the better of the two, presenting a wealth of information in a cohesive fashion a...

    I sought out the book after reading an interview with the author, and it was totally worth it. The book is quite enlightening, and to be honest, deeply frightening. Internet data can work miracles for the benefit of humanity, but it can bring to life many unimaginable, Big-Brother-type...

  • Jessica
    Apr 26, 2017

    ?people?s search for information is, in itself, information. When and where they search for facts, quotes, jokes, places, persons, things, or help, it turns out, can tell us a lot more about what they really think, really desire, really fear, and really do than anyone might have g...

    This book tries too hard to be Freakonomics. The first two parts are full of random examples of interesting but mostly pointless things that can learned via Google search trends. However, a whole lot of assumptions are made off these bits of data that don't seem to have much basis in f...

  • Emma Deplores Goodreads Censorship
    Jul 15, 2017

    ?people?s search for information is, in itself, information. When and where they search for facts, quotes, jokes, places, persons, things, or help, it turns out, can tell us a lot more about what they really think, really desire, really fear, and really do than anyone might have g...

    This book tries too hard to be Freakonomics. The first two parts are full of random examples of interesting but mostly pointless things that can learned via Google search trends. However, a whole lot of assumptions are made off these bits of data that don't seem to have much basis in f...

    When sociologist ask people if they waste food, people give the only correct answer. It's wrong to waste food. When sociologist survey the contents of the same people's garbage, they get a more accurate answer. Just image how much more information is available trolling through i...

    Maybe everyone does lie. But they don?t lie all the time. Stephens-Davidowitz makes the good point that asking people directly doesn?t always, in fact may not often, yield true answers. People have their own reasons for answering pollsters untruthfully, but it is clear that this is...

    Acertei em cheio nessa leitura! Seth Stephens-Davidowitz apresenta uma análise de como as pessoas se comportam, na mesma linha do The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail - But Some Don't e do Dataclisma: Quem somos quando achamos que ninguém está vendo. Mas enquanto S...

    I wish I could give this book more than five stars. Anyone who has a sneaking feeling that Americans aren't who they SAY they are will find confirmation here. It's also easy to read, no academic language here. I was already riveted by the introduction. His premise is that we all lie t...

    A pretty short book with some interesting remarks, but not yet charming enough for me. The author definitely has his quirky and funny moments, when he presents himself, his family, and especially his views more. Yet the books' ideas and findings aren't exactly ground breaking. The type...

    3.5 stars This is an engaging and informative book about the huge amount of data available online and what it tells us about society. I read it alongside Dataclysm and found Everybody Lies to be by far the better of the two, presenting a wealth of information in a cohesive fashion a...

  • Atila Iamarino
    Jun 08, 2017

    ?people?s search for information is, in itself, information. When and where they search for facts, quotes, jokes, places, persons, things, or help, it turns out, can tell us a lot more about what they really think, really desire, really fear, and really do than anyone might have g...

    This book tries too hard to be Freakonomics. The first two parts are full of random examples of interesting but mostly pointless things that can learned via Google search trends. However, a whole lot of assumptions are made off these bits of data that don't seem to have much basis in f...

    When sociologist ask people if they waste food, people give the only correct answer. It's wrong to waste food. When sociologist survey the contents of the same people's garbage, they get a more accurate answer. Just image how much more information is available trolling through i...

    Maybe everyone does lie. But they don?t lie all the time. Stephens-Davidowitz makes the good point that asking people directly doesn?t always, in fact may not often, yield true answers. People have their own reasons for answering pollsters untruthfully, but it is clear that this is...

    Acertei em cheio nessa leitura! Seth Stephens-Davidowitz apresenta uma análise de como as pessoas se comportam, na mesma linha do The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail - But Some Don't e do Dataclisma: Quem somos quando achamos que ninguém está vendo. Mas enquanto S...

  • Caroline
    Jun 10, 2017

    ?people?s search for information is, in itself, information. When and where they search for facts, quotes, jokes, places, persons, things, or help, it turns out, can tell us a lot more about what they really think, really desire, really fear, and really do than anyone might have g...

    This book tries too hard to be Freakonomics. The first two parts are full of random examples of interesting but mostly pointless things that can learned via Google search trends. However, a whole lot of assumptions are made off these bits of data that don't seem to have much basis in f...

    When sociologist ask people if they waste food, people give the only correct answer. It's wrong to waste food. When sociologist survey the contents of the same people's garbage, they get a more accurate answer. Just image how much more information is available trolling through i...

    Maybe everyone does lie. But they don?t lie all the time. Stephens-Davidowitz makes the good point that asking people directly doesn?t always, in fact may not often, yield true answers. People have their own reasons for answering pollsters untruthfully, but it is clear that this is...

    Acertei em cheio nessa leitura! Seth Stephens-Davidowitz apresenta uma análise de como as pessoas se comportam, na mesma linha do The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail - But Some Don't e do Dataclisma: Quem somos quando achamos que ninguém está vendo. Mas enquanto S...

    I wish I could give this book more than five stars. Anyone who has a sneaking feeling that Americans aren't who they SAY they are will find confirmation here. It's also easy to read, no academic language here. I was already riveted by the introduction. His premise is that we all lie t...

  • linhtalinhtinh
    May 11, 2017

    ?people?s search for information is, in itself, information. When and where they search for facts, quotes, jokes, places, persons, things, or help, it turns out, can tell us a lot more about what they really think, really desire, really fear, and really do than anyone might have g...

    This book tries too hard to be Freakonomics. The first two parts are full of random examples of interesting but mostly pointless things that can learned via Google search trends. However, a whole lot of assumptions are made off these bits of data that don't seem to have much basis in f...

    When sociologist ask people if they waste food, people give the only correct answer. It's wrong to waste food. When sociologist survey the contents of the same people's garbage, they get a more accurate answer. Just image how much more information is available trolling through i...

    Maybe everyone does lie. But they don?t lie all the time. Stephens-Davidowitz makes the good point that asking people directly doesn?t always, in fact may not often, yield true answers. People have their own reasons for answering pollsters untruthfully, but it is clear that this is...

    Acertei em cheio nessa leitura! Seth Stephens-Davidowitz apresenta uma análise de como as pessoas se comportam, na mesma linha do The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail - But Some Don't e do Dataclisma: Quem somos quando achamos que ninguém está vendo. Mas enquanto S...

    I wish I could give this book more than five stars. Anyone who has a sneaking feeling that Americans aren't who they SAY they are will find confirmation here. It's also easy to read, no academic language here. I was already riveted by the introduction. His premise is that we all lie t...

    A pretty short book with some interesting remarks, but not yet charming enough for me. The author definitely has his quirky and funny moments, when he presents himself, his family, and especially his views more. Yet the books' ideas and findings aren't exactly ground breaking. The type...

  • Greg
    Nov 25, 2017

    ?people?s search for information is, in itself, information. When and where they search for facts, quotes, jokes, places, persons, things, or help, it turns out, can tell us a lot more about what they really think, really desire, really fear, and really do than anyone might have g...

    This book tries too hard to be Freakonomics. The first two parts are full of random examples of interesting but mostly pointless things that can learned via Google search trends. However, a whole lot of assumptions are made off these bits of data that don't seem to have much basis in f...

    When sociologist ask people if they waste food, people give the only correct answer. It's wrong to waste food. When sociologist survey the contents of the same people's garbage, they get a more accurate answer. Just image how much more information is available trolling through i...

    Maybe everyone does lie. But they don?t lie all the time. Stephens-Davidowitz makes the good point that asking people directly doesn?t always, in fact may not often, yield true answers. People have their own reasons for answering pollsters untruthfully, but it is clear that this is...

    Acertei em cheio nessa leitura! Seth Stephens-Davidowitz apresenta uma análise de como as pessoas se comportam, na mesma linha do The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail - But Some Don't e do Dataclisma: Quem somos quando achamos que ninguém está vendo. Mas enquanto S...

    I wish I could give this book more than five stars. Anyone who has a sneaking feeling that Americans aren't who they SAY they are will find confirmation here. It's also easy to read, no academic language here. I was already riveted by the introduction. His premise is that we all lie t...

    A pretty short book with some interesting remarks, but not yet charming enough for me. The author definitely has his quirky and funny moments, when he presents himself, his family, and especially his views more. Yet the books' ideas and findings aren't exactly ground breaking. The type...

    3.5 stars This is an engaging and informative book about the huge amount of data available online and what it tells us about society. I read it alongside Dataclysm and found Everybody Lies to be by far the better of the two, presenting a wealth of information in a cohesive fashion a...

    I sought out the book after reading an interview with the author, and it was totally worth it. The book is quite enlightening, and to be honest, deeply frightening. Internet data can work miracles for the benefit of humanity, but it can bring to life many unimaginable, Big-Brother-type...

    UPDATE: In summary, the author bounces back and forth between real data/numbers and pure speculation. It's fascinating, really, as that's got to be the entire point: to show us how to tell what's real and what's fiction as we are bombarded by information.. ORIGINAL REVIEW: Yes, "Eve...

  • Lori
    Oct 23, 2017

    ?people?s search for information is, in itself, information. When and where they search for facts, quotes, jokes, places, persons, things, or help, it turns out, can tell us a lot more about what they really think, really desire, really fear, and really do than anyone might have g...

    This book tries too hard to be Freakonomics. The first two parts are full of random examples of interesting but mostly pointless things that can learned via Google search trends. However, a whole lot of assumptions are made off these bits of data that don't seem to have much basis in f...

    When sociologist ask people if they waste food, people give the only correct answer. It's wrong to waste food. When sociologist survey the contents of the same people's garbage, they get a more accurate answer. Just image how much more information is available trolling through i...