On November 12, 1990, Tim Berners-Lee publishes a formal proposal for the World Wide Web. His idea changes the course of humanity forever. We know learn and study about ourselves almost always with the role of the Internet in mind. A contemporary example of such a look is Seth Stephens-Davidowitz’s book, Everybody Lies. This book tackles questions that once may have been almost impossible to ask. Do violent films affect the crime rate? What percentage of white voters didn’t vote for Barack Obama because he’s black? Because so much of humanity spends so much of its time on the Internet and sharing its data so freely and sincerely, we can not only ask these questions but find reliable answer to them. It is a surreal and insightful way to consider ourselves.

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

Book Author: Stephens-Davidowitz, Seth

Dewey Decimal Call Number: 302.231 S

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