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    The Data That Turned the World Upside Down HG Hannes Grassegger and Mikael Krogerus Jan 28 2017

    Post  mudra on Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:56 am

    The Data That Turned the World Upside Down

    Jan 28 2017

    Psychologist Michal Kosinski developed a method to analyze people in minute detail based on their Facebook activity. Did a similar tool help propel Donald Trump to victory? Two reporters from Zurich-based Das Magazin went data-gathering.​

    An earlier version of this story appeared in Das Magazin in December.

    On November 9 at around 8.30 AM., Michal Kosinski woke up in the Hotel Sunnehus in Zurich. The 34-year-old researcher had come to give a lecture at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) about the dangers of Big Data and the digital revolution. Kosinski gives regular lectures on this topic all over the world. He is a leading expert in psychometrics, a data-driven sub-branch of psychology. When he turned on the TV that morning, he saw that the bombshell had exploded: contrary to forecasts by all leading statisticians, Donald J. Trump had been elected president of the United States.

    For a long time, Kosinski watched the Trump victory celebrations and the results coming in from each state. He had a hunch that the outcome of the election might have something to do with his research. Finally, he took a deep breath and turned off the TV.

    On the same day, a then little-known British company based in London sent out a press release: "We are thrilled that our revolutionary approach to data-driven communication has played such an integral part in President-elect Trump's extraordinary win," Alexander James Ashburner Nix was quoted as saying. Nix is British, 41 years old, and CEO of Cambridge Analytica. He is always immaculately turned out in tailor-made suits and designer glasses, with his wavy blonde hair combed back from his forehead. His company wasn't just integral to Trump's online campaign, but to the UK's Brexit campaign as well.

    Of these three players—reflective Kosinski, carefully groomed Nix and grinning Trump—one of them enabled the digital revolution, one of them executed it and one of them benefited from it.

    read on: Arrow https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/how-our-likes-helped-trump-win

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    Post  mudra on Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:39 am

    Psychographics 101

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoMI05ptLpk


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    Post  mudra on Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:43 am

    Society Is Being Programmed By A Black Box

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQmIPK7DQh8


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