This chapter starts off by by explaining how social media works. Social media, when you share a post, will have a pool of friends to which the post will be sent to. The WMDs know how long people tend to look at your post, if they will share your post…

This chapter starts by her telling us about a 330 page report written by Frederick Hoffman. He did research in malaria and was the among the first to associate cancer to tobacco. It talks about how this report stated that race was a powerful predictor of life expectancy. Racism was…

Starts off by telling us about how before, a local banker would control the money. The banker would know everything about you, he was a member of the community as were you. So he would have an inclination to lend money towards you. This came at a cost, any outsider…

The way the chapter starts off is very important! It starts off by telling the story of Reading, Pennsylvania. Reading was going through budget cuts since its economy wasn’t doing so good. Highest poverty rate in the country, the point is that because of low income, cuts were made to…

It starts with a student from Vanderbilt University. He came from a well off family and the student was very smart. The reason why they talked about him was that he was suffering from bipolar disorder so he had to get help. Some time later, after getting treatment, he returned…

Story starts out by talking about how companies love employees that close and then open the next day but it effects the employee in a negative way. How they only get 1 or 2 days in advanced that they will have to be doing this, this can lead to sleep…

“A pizzeria, for example, might know that you’re not only in the neighborhood but also likely to be hungry for the same deep dish double cheese with pepperoni that you had last week at halftime of the Dallas Cowboys game.” The future of targeted advertising. She goes on to say…

Chapter 3 starts by saying no two people are eating the same diet. If everyone in the world was eating the same diet, the stats would be skewed one way. All acceptable foods in the diet would be boomin while the foods that are avoided during the diet are suffering…

This assignment has us read Weapons of Math Destruction chapter 1 by Cathy O’Neil. Chapter 1 “BOMB PARTS: What is a Model?” she opens up with giving the example of a player-manager Lou Boudreau analyzing a baseball game. All the data he gathered then the actions he implemented were the…

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