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- 19 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- 14 readers -
  • It’s hard out there for a hipster sex mag

    …” and founded Adult as a way to go back to “something in which the writer risked, and felt, and just tried to reconcile thinking and feeling.” Don’t expect Nate Silver to contribute any time soon. Despite its ostensible sexiness, Adult links sexual experience not to titillation but to a developmental milestone. “One of the meanings of the very obvious title…

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

    … Seven months after launching FiveThirtyEight as an standalone site under ESPN, founder Nate Silver is bringing his data-flavored journalism to video. On Wednesday, Silver and FiveThirtyEight unleashed the first episode of “Signals,” a documentary film series that aims to tell compelling stories with data and analytics at the forefront…

    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- 11 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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