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Insightful, surprising and with groundbreaking revelations about our society, Everybody Lies exposes the secrets embedded in our Internet searches, with a foreword by best-selling author Steven Pinker.
Everybody lies, to friends, lovers, doctors, pollsters - and to themselves. In Internet searches, however, people confess their secrets - about sexless marriages, mental health problems, even racist views. Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, an economist and former Google data scientist, shows that this could just be the most important dataset ever collected.
This huge database of secrets - unprecedented in human history - offers astonishing, even revolutionary insights into humankind. Anxiety, for instance, does not increase after a terrorist attack. Crime levels drop when a violent film is released. And racist searches are no higher in Republican areas than in Democrat ones.
Stephens-Davidowitz reveals 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. Insightful, funny and always surprising, Everybody Lies exposes the biases and secrets embedded deeply within us, at a time when things are harder to predict than ever.
©2017 Seth StephensDavidowitz (P)2017 Audible, Ltd
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5 out of 5 stars
By Jim on 27-07-2018

Spectacular

This is an utterly fascinating book, easily the best I’ve listened to all year. Plenty of amazing insights into human behaviour. I’m already planning to listen to it again.

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By Kindle Customer on 22-07-2018

Beautiful insight into this world of big data

Seth has written a very interesting book looking at the enormity of research potential big data presents social scientist. Also explores its limitations and the potential futufe information big data may provide.

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By Jan-Albert van den Berg on 12-04-2018

Brilliantly read, and extremely interesting!

Following in the footsteps of freakonmics, the book will be worth listening to the end!

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4 out of 5 stars
By Arunas Eitutis on 13-03-2018

Sometimes its hard tu visualize and the numbers

Some moments was very interesting and in some I just lost the line. Will be better to read, not to listen as its easier to see the stats ant think a bit about them

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3 out of 5 stars
By James.C on 11-01-2018

interesting in parts

there's some interesting insights buried in this book, but it's a little slow in parts and lacks something, though I can't quite say what.
I found the concluding chapter is protracted and unnecessary

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