An ex-Google data scientist studied thousands of successful people on Wikipedia – here’s what they have in common

Unless you’re famous for doing something terrible, having your own Wikipedia page is probably a point of pride. The question on Seth Stephens-Davidowitz’s mind is: What does it take to actually attain that level of prominence?

Stephens-Davidowitz is a former Google data scientist and Harvard-trained economist. He’s also the author of the book “Everybody Lies,” which presents research on how internet searches can get at people’s innermost thoughts. Instead of calling people into a lab, Stephens-Davidowitz prefers to look at what the masses are confessing to Google at 8:36 p.m. on a Wednesday.

Author: Chris Weller


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