Kirk Graham reviews 'Everybody Lies: What the Internet can tell us about who we really are' by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

Kirk Graham reviews 'Everybody Lies: What the Internet can tell us about who we really are' by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

Everybody Lies: What the Internet can tell us about who we really are

by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

Bloomsbury, $24.99 pb, 349 pp, 9781408894705

With the help of new data such as Google searches, economist Seth Stephens-Davidowitz promises to reveal our innermost secrets. ‘Everything is data!’ he writes, ‘And with all this new data, we can finally see through people’s lies.’ Everybody Lies is a techno-evangelist’s search for clean answers amid the tangle of society, a glossy catalogue of online activity realised as a prized commodity in the information age.

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Published in November 2017, no. 396
Kirk Graham

Kirk Graham

Kirk Graham is a PhD student in history at the University of Queensland.

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