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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 groundbreaking 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.

Everybody Lies combines the informed analysis of Nate Silver’s The Signal and the Noise, the storytelling of Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers, and the wit and fun of Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner’s Freakonomics in a book that will change the way you view the world. There is almost no limit to what can be learned about human nature from Big Data—provided, that is, you ask the right questions.

--This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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In this groundbreaking 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.

Everybody Lies combines the informed analysis of Nate Silver's The Signal and the Noise, the storytelling of Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers, and the wit and fun of Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt's Freakonomics in a book that will change the way you view the world. There is almost no limit to what can be learned about human nature from Big Data--provided, that is, you ask the right questions.

--Lawrence Summers, President Emeritus and Charles W. Eliot University Professor of Harvard University --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Or "Everyone Tells The Truth to Google": A Fascinating Tour of the Big Data of the Internet
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating insight into what we can learn from big data
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Read with some limited insights
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3.0 out of 5 stars Big Data uses and abuses yes but..
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5.0 out of 5 stars Everybody can learn something from this book
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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable, easy read, complex subject in story-form
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2.0 out of 5 stars A book about science, written by a non-scientist.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Easy read so go ahead
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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable but slightly repetitive
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4.0 out of 5 stars An easy going intro to Big Data
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3.0 out of 5 stars Still worth reading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It’s true: Everybody lies :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars This book was revelation
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic well researched material
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