Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

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

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

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

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz is a Harvard-trained economist, a visiting lecturer at Wharton, a former Google data scientist and a writer for The New York Times on big data. Seth sat down to talk with Googler Megan Green about his new book, "Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Reveals About Who We Really Are." In this book he explores the online data we leave behind every day, and what it reveals about our hidden feelings, desires, and fears; he explores topics ranging from Google searches about divorce peaking after Christmas, to whether Americans are more preoccupied with the intellectual potential of their sons or daughters.

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz is a New York Times op-ed contributor, a visiting lecturer at The Wharton School, and a former Google data scientist. He received a BA in philosophy from Stanford, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, and a PhD in economics from Harvard. His research—which uses new, big data sources to uncover hidden behaviors and attitudes.

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

Everybody Lies offers fascinating, surprising, and sometimes laugh-out-loud insights into everything from economics to ethics to sports to race to sex, gender and more, all drawn from the world of big data.

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