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

    … services, and predictive analytics for a while. Catalog to e-commerce is another industry example. The concept behind database marketing—using consumer data to provide the most ideal 1:1 end-user experience—still remains the cornerstone of even the most basic marketing automation tools today. This is not rocket science. We have been hearing about…

    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- 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

    … plans to release one every four to six weeks, which necessarily implies having things that are overlapping in the production schedule. We’re aware that sometimes you’ll hit a snag and an idea won’t come together, and we’re not trying to force anything if it doesn’t work. How is FiveThirtyEight going to monetize “Signals?” Acura just came on board…

    Eric Blattberg/ Digiday- 10 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- 10 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- 4 readers -
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