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Seth Stephens-Davidowitz: Everybody Lies – What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are

Consider an ingenious study by a team of four computer scientists at Brown and Berkeley. They took advantage of a neat digital-era development: many high schools have scanned their historical yearbooks and made them available online. Across the internet, the researchers found 949 scanned yearbooks from American high schools spanning the years 1905–2013. This included [...]

July 14th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Paul Entwistle: Why Bother?

Social media just seems like a lot of noise sometimes. I look at my Facebook wall and it's akin to being in a nightclub with lots of rooms all playing different genres of music and I'm in a corridor by the toilets with all these sound sources blending into one discordant mush. I want to [...]

April 6th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Google Doesn’t Laugh

“Newspapers from the stable period not only had plainly stated headlines, but they also had a tradition of witty headlines. Readers had time to get subtle jokes. Things are a little different now. As they say, Google doesn’t laugh. According to CEO Eric Schmidt, Google News sends more than a billion clicks a month to [...]

November 1st, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments