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

    … marketer is not a new concept. It has been around for a few decades. Industries such as finance and insurance are just some of the early adopters that have been dealing with large sets of data, consumer behavior, and product consumption for more than a few decades. Companies like Harte Hanks cut its teeth on building data cards, database marketing…

    MarketingProfs- 18 readers -
  • Today in Tabs editor Rusty Foster: ‘2014 was a terrible year!’

    … and FiveThirtyEight launched, and they were very much parallel. People were treating them in the same way, and I feel like they shook out very, very differently, especially in those two cases. How so? Ezra Klein went off and joined a team, an already-established company, in Vox. It’s done pretty well. I don’t necessarily keep track of pageviews…

    Caroline Bottger/ Digiday- 12 readers -
  • It’s hard out there for a hipster sex mag

    … danah boyd, transgender activist Janet Mock, actor Udo Kier. “Adult of the Week” features a “grown-up we trust,” who answers 21 questions about themselves, in the style of the Proust Questionnaire. Whether Adult will last is anyone’s guess, including Prickett’s. “At this point, do I think I could do a third issue? No, it was absolute hell.” Viva…

    Caroline Bottger/ Digiday- 10 readers -
  • Nate Silver’s model shows digital video winning for FiveThirtyEight

    …. The premiere entry, the 17-minute featurette “The Man vs. The Machine,” examines the 1997 face-off between world chess champ Gary Kasparov and IBM’s Deep Blue supercomputer, a topic Silver previously explored in his 2012 book “The Signal and the Noise.” Future episodes will tackle female software pioneer Grace Hopper, a math-driven basketball training…

    Eric Blattberg/ Digiday- 10 readers -
  • Best American Infographics 2014

    … an informative talk about the origins of infographics and how they help drive visual thinking today. Drew Skau is Visualization Architect at Visually and a PhD Computer Science Visualization student at UNCC with an undergraduate degree in Architecture. You can follow him on Twitter @SeeingStructure To complete the subscription process and receive your ebook, please click the link in the email we just sent you. Download our exclusive eBook to learn how to make your content work harder. …

    Drew Skau/ Visual.lyin Twitter- 8 readers -
  • ESPN’s Bill Simmons suspension backfires online

    …, but was not marketed by ESPN. “It looks like they are in league with the NFL,” Pasetsky said of ESPN. ESPN broadcasts Monday Night Football, arguably the most prestigious game in the NFL’s weekly slate, and a lucrative one, too. Live sporting events have become increasingly valuable due to the growth of cord-cutting and ad-skipping. Indeed, Bob Iger, CEO…

    John Mcdermott/ Digidayin Social Twitter- 4 readers -
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