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- 17 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- 10 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- 8 readers -
  • Nate Silver’s model shows digital video winning for FiveThirtyEight

    … said it was going to take a year or two before really taking off. Friends in the media business said it was going to take a while, too. I somehow thought that we were special, but we weren’t. But we really feel like we’re hitting on more cylinders now: We have very in-depth coverage of the midterm elections, great coverage of Peyton Manning, great…

    Eric Blattberg/ Digiday- 9 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- 6 readers -
  • ESPN’s Bill Simmons suspension backfires online

    … firm Crimson Hexagon. (There have also been a few Simmons haters calling for ESPN to #FireSimmons. But that hashtag and the words “fire Simmons” have generated only 66 tweets.) “Clearly a lot of people do follow Simmons and agree with his position,” said Kirk Wakefield, a professor at Baylor University who specializes in sports marketing. “So he…

    John Mcdermott/ Digidayin Social Twitter- 3 readers -
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