Nate Silver

Nathaniel Read "Nate" Silver (born January 13, 1978) is an American statistician and writer who analyzes baseball (see sabermetrics) and elections (see psephology). He is currently the editor-in-chief of ESPN's FiveThirtyEight blog and a Special Correspondent for ABC News. Silver first gained public recognition for developing PECOTA, a system for forecasting the performance and career development of Major League Baseball players, which he sold to and then managed for Baseball Prospectus from 2003 to 2009.In 2007, writing under the pseudonym "Poblano", Silver began to publish analyses and predictions related to the 2008 United States presidential election.
Posts about Nate Silver
  • Why Moving From Data-Driven Marketing to Insight-Driven Marketing Makes Sense

    … marketing's profile inside a company, better use of data and reporting helps marketers make the transition from the role of brand center to the source of insight," states Laura Ramos from Forrester. A good example of insight is the prediction of the Obama win by Nate Silver who accurately predicted 49/50 states. He was insightful enough to pay attention…

    MarketingProfs- 20 readers -
  • Today in Tabs editor Rusty Foster: ‘2014 was a terrible year!’

    … or income, but it terms of how often Vox shows up in my feed? How often does FiveThirtyEight show up in my feed? They are very different. FiveThirtyEight never shows up. I have no idea what they’re publishing. It’s Nate Silver, which is actually sort of weird. He went off and did his own thing completely. That difference really shows as far as what the two…

    Caroline Bottger/ Digiday- 17 readers -
  • It’s hard out there for a hipster sex mag

    … during Christmas 2012. “I believe the inspiration to be a mix of watching movies, ’60s-’70s femme-centric movies on Netflix” and Susan Sontag’s idea of an “erotics, not a hermeneutics, of experience.” She was tired of this “hyper-analytical, data-driven” journalism, where “statistics are the new objectivity, the old objectivity having failed…

    Caroline Bottger/ Digiday- 11 readers -
  • Nate Silver’s model shows digital video winning for FiveThirtyEight

    … a seed, it grows from there. We have seen that in the traffic data: 24 hours in, it keeps going up. That won’t continue indefinitely. But it does mean a lot of it travels by word of mouth. How do you feel about FiveThirtyEight’s performance as a standalone site so far? When I talked to [Grantland editor-in-chief] Bill Simmons before starting, he…

    Eric Blattberg/ Digiday- 14 readers -
  • Best American Infographics 2014

    … by Drew Skau 1 min ago Filed Under: Updates Last year, The Best American Infographics book was a sweeping success because of its beautiful graphics, informative data visualizations, and great design. At first glance, this year’s edition promises to be just as great with an introduction by Nate Silver and a beautiful cover by Carl DeTorres…

    Drew Skau/ Visual.lyin Twitter- 12 readers -
  • ESPN’s Bill Simmons suspension backfires online

    … with brand-name political journalist Nate Silver, recruiting him away from The New York Times. But not even Silver has the name recognition Simmons does. There’s a module on ESPN.com’s homepage that reads “BILL SIMMONS PRESENTS GRANTLAND.” What a post-Simmons Grantland would look like is unclear. While ESPN owns the site outright, it’s uncertain what…

    John Mcdermott/ Digidayin Social Twitter- 10 readers -
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