Seth Stephens-Davidowitz explains how to use Google searches to uncover behaviors or attitudes that may be hidden from traditional surveys, such as racism, sexuality, child abuse, and abortion.
Seth Stephens-Davidowitz uses data from the internet (particularly Google searches) to get new insights into the human psyche, measuring 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 2017 book, Everybody Lies, published by HarperCollins, was a New York Times best seller. Seth is also a contributing op-ed writer for the New York Times. Previously, he was a data scientist at Google and a visiting lecturer at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a BA in philosophy (Phi Beta Kappa) from Stanford and a PhD in economics from Harvard. In high school, Seth wrote obituaries for his local newspaper, the Bergen Record, and was a juggler in theatrical shows. He now lives in Brooklyn and is a passionate fan of the Mets, Knicks, and Jets, Stanford football, and Leonard Cohen.
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