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Publisher's Summary

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 Jan-Albert van den Berg on 04-12-18

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 03-13-18

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 01-11-18

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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5 out of 5 stars
By Kindle Customer on 07-22-18

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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5 out of 5 stars
By E. Ryder on 05-23-18

Listen to the end

I normally read the first 50 pages of these kind of books but this was different. A good insightful storyteller. Fascinating points around big data, I don’t think I’ll believe anything ever again :)

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