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Dataclysm : who we are when we think no one's looking

Rudder, Christian.
Dataclysm : who we are when we think no one's looking / Christian Rudder.
First edition.
New York : Crown Publishers, [2014]
300 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-281) and index.
  • Part 1: What brings us together. Wooderson's Law ; Death by a thousand mehs ; Writing on the wall ; You gotta be the glue ; There's no success like failure
  • Part 2: What pulls us apart. The confounding factor ; The beauty myth in apotheosis ; It's what inside that counts ; Days of rage
  • Part 3: What makes us who we are. Tall for an Asian ; Ever fallen in love? ; Know your place ; Our brand could be your life ; Breadcrumbs.
An irreverent, provocative, and visually fascinating look at what our online lives reveal about who we really are--and how this deluge of data will transform the science of human behavior. Big Data is used to spy on us, hire and fire us, and sell us things we don't need. In Dataclysm, Christian Rudder puts this flood of information to an entirely different use: understanding human nature. Drawing on terabytes of data from Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, OkCupid, and many other sites, Rudder examines the terrain of human experience. He charts the rise and fall of America's most reviled word through Google Search, examines the new dynamics of collaborative rage on Twitter, and traces human migration over time, showing how groups of people move from certain small towns to the same big cities across the globe. And he grapples with the challenge of maintaining privacy in a world where these explorations are possible. Audacious, entertaining, and illuminating, Dataclysm is a portrait of our essential selves--and a first look at a revolution in the making. -- Provided by publisher.
Kinsey subjects
Adult behavior. Social sciences. Psychology. Computer science.
9780385347372 (hardcover) 0385347375 (hardcover) 9780385347389 (ebook) 9780385347396 (paperback) 0385347391 (paperback)


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