OkCupid Blog RIP...
July 7, 2013 2:14 PM   Subscribe

So I take it that the OkTrends blog was killed off after Match bought OkCupid. Where can I now get my regular fix of really interesting statistics presented at a level that the lay person can understand? (I already know about Nate Silver and xkcd's What If.)
posted by capricorn to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 49 users marked this as a favorite
 
I like Prochronism, which analyzes the language used in "period" television shows (like Mad Men and Downton Abbey) to look for errors and statistical outliers.
posted by bcwinters at 2:58 PM on July 7, 2013


Ezra Klein's Wonkblog

Baby Name Wizard
posted by John Cohen at 3:01 PM on July 7, 2013


I sometimes find interesting things via r/dataisbeautiful.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 3:01 PM on July 7, 2013 [1 favorite]


Information is beautiful
posted by phax at 3:10 PM on July 7, 2013


You might like the BBC radio show More or Less (you can get it as a podcast).
posted by crocomancer at 2:42 AM on July 8, 2013


Wall Street Journal's Carl Bialik has the column Number's Guy, which is interesting, but mostly text.

For visualizations, I really like Flowing Data, which I've recommended here before.
posted by tinymegalo at 12:47 PM on July 8, 2013


Final update-type response: none of the above answers quite scratch the same itch as the OKCupid blog, but now that it exists, the answer is clearly FiveThirtyEight.
posted by capricorn at 10:59 AM on May 2, 2014


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