It’s not often you find me sneaking time to read a book full of data and statistics by Christian Rudder, Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think We No One’s Looking) is different. OKCupid co-founder Rudder uses extensive data from the dating site and other sources to discover facts such as couples who have less mutual connections on Facebook are less likely to become divorced.
The book covers everything from our writing style on Twitter to cut and paste pick-up lines on OKCupid to developing your brand online. For our book club members–who are bloggers, this book was a fascinating look into our online lives. Head over to their blogs to read our Dataclysm book club discussion:
- Laura from the gluten-free treadmill defends her love of the #selfie
- Elaine at Connor and Helen Grow Up warns us that the danger of the internet.
- Sam from Better With Sprinkles discusses how social media platforms Facebook affect our writing abilities.
- Random Mommy Eunice waxes about one of the great loves of her life-PIZZA.
- Jen Bush of Anybody Want a Peanut discusses her hopes for big data and autism treatments.
- Betsy at The Everyday Warrior reminisces about her experience on OkCupid.
- Jane T. from live like it’s shark week discusses being skeptical of statistics at Live Like It’s Shark Week.
- melanie of tales from the crib considers the effect of appearance for her kids
- Casey at Salted Plates explores why she is ok with the internet knowing all about her.
- Janeane Davis of the blog Janeane’s World proudly uses ratio and proportion almost every day of her life!
- Kelly from Cupcake Kelly’s discusses how and why we choose the relationships we have in our lives.
- Julie at A Good Joe worries about her kids’ online presence
- Meghan from Crazy Casa K talks about her love of statistics, and why some people hate them!
- Melissa at Life with Sophia has a conversation with her daughter about Internet Privacy
- Cindy Fey from We All Fall Down rejects the conventional wisdom about technology.
- Janaki of More Than Four Sides recalls when her daughter married the man she found, thanks to OKCupid!
- Emily Stephens at Nap Time is My Time shares her own online dating story.
- Raya from Starring As Herself discusses how her relationship with the internet has evolved.
- Briana wrote about how data affects her views of online dating on her self-titled blog.
- Stacy from The Novel Life wonders what is YOUR relationship with the four-letter word “data?”
- When Brandi of Mama Knows It All met her husband, all of the stats were against them.
Read Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One’s Looking) and see what your Facebook status updates say about you.