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Four years later, OKTrends is back in book form with Rudder’s The original OKTrends blog was fascinating, less so for its observations about which profile photos were more likely to attract messages — which it did meticulously — than for its comments on larger issues of self-identification. "Looking at people like this is like looking at the Earth from space," he writes. This is, Rudder writes, "a series of vignettes"; you’ll find very little analysis in .

In one widely-shared post, Rudder created word clouds based on how users describe themselves, indexed by race and gender. "You lose the detail, but you get to see something familiar in a totally new way." Armed with that sense of wonder and a sharp enthusiasm for the data he’s collected, Rudder tackles a range of subjects in three sections, each containing dozens of lovely two-toned graphs: What Brings Us Together (dating and sexual attraction), What Pulls Us Apart (social and political fractures), and What Makes Us Who We Are (how we self-identify). Rudder’s writing skirts politically charged topics, oftentimes connecting the data to his own personal experiences or paving the way for a block quote cribbed from a liberal arts syllabus.

The 20 names with the closest match who have expressed interest will be sent to the employer with contact information. If I’m ever in the market for a “real job”, as an employee, it’s the first place I would hit up. If you’re interested, download the form, fill it out and send it back.

It’s a more scientific method for running around the city walking through doors hoping you run into someone who offers you a job.

I think one can clearly detect a pattern here, mainly that I should spend more time walking in doors to buildings. Along the way, I have had more courses in statistics than anyone with a masters in the subject, I have worked for thirty years programming in multiple languages – SAS, PHP and javascript mostly, with a few early years of Fortran, Basic and some defunct languages. If you’ve been using SAS for any length of time at all, you’ve run across his papers and if you live in Canada and drive a car you have been affected by his work. I checked out the site and it takes less than 15 minutes to fill out a form to be included in their data base.

Analysts who match those descriptions will be contacted and asked if they are interested. It’s totally free to analysts, which is very broadly defined.

Since Ok Cupid published their data in support of not smiling in pics, the tip has been quoted as gospel truth on dating advice blogs, PUA podcasts, dozens of dating subreddits, forums, everywhere.

But, at the same time, widespread skepticism rose too.

Rudder has found that white men on dating sites are far less likely to send messages to black women than any other race. Occasionally, Rudder does make reference to what amounts to this extra-civilian status, offhandedly commenting on secretive decisions social media companies make to perpetuate loops of endless likes and faves.

Rudder might have written a more useful book about that design process, knowledgeable as he is of the inner workings of the industry.