Seth Stephens-Davidowitz has used data from the internet -- particularly Google searches -- to get new insights into the human psyche.
Seth has used Google searches to measure racism, self-induced abortion, depression, child abuse, hateful mobs, the science of humor, sexual preference, anxiety, son preference, and sexual insecurity, among many other topics.
His book, Everybody Lies, describes his research and argues for social scientists to make greater use of internet data. It was a New York Times bestseller and received widespread media attention.
The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail--but Some Don't by Nate Silver
Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One's Looking) by Christian Rudder
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner
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