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Nate Silver Twitter Parody Has a Psychedelic Election Nigh

The real Nate Silver may have spent Tuesday night reveling in his big fat "Told you so," but his Twitter parody had quite a different election night experience. The parody account @fivethirtynate went on a numbers-induced psychedelic trip reminiscent of the parody @MayorEmanuel -- considered "The best fake Twitter account ever" -- after Rahm Emanuel's mayoral election.

Battle of the Nate Silver Twitter Meme

Since Nate Silver was also declared one of Tuesday night's election winners two competing memes involving the now heroic statistician have popped up on Twitter: "Drunk Nate Silver" and #natesilverfacts.

'drunk Nate Silver' Parody Wakes up After Real Nate Silver's Big Score : the Two-Way : Npr

'Drunk Nate Silver' Parody Wakes Up After Real Nate Silver's Big Score : The Two-Way "Just saw @karlrove in a bar. Aaawwkward," tweets the fake homage to the blogger who nailed the Obama-Romney race tweets. Being hailed as Election Night's second biggest winner continues to bring attention to the FiveThirtyEight.com guru.

Nate Silver Rips Trump-Clinton Polls in 8-Part Twitter Ran

Nate Silver thinks it's time to pump the brakes on predicting the results of a Donald Trump-Hillary Clinton matchup in November.

How Can Two Data Experts Disagree so Much?

An obscure controversy has reared its ugly head again this past month. Two icons of the quantitative analysis community have locked horns on the greatest of public stages, Twitter. You may be forgiven for not following the controversy: I’ll do a quick review for the uninitiated. All code and data used to create this article can be forked from this Github Repo.

The New York Times Stats Wizard Was Spot-on in His Election Forecasts, Defying His Many Critics. and All the Thanks He Got Was Twitter Immortality

Of all the memes and internet inside jokes spawned by the long-gestating presidential election on Nov. 6, the liveliest one involves New York Times statistical prognosticator Nate Silver — arguably the campaign's most celebrated and controversial figure not named Barack or Mitt. Silver got a lot of flak from Mitt Romney supporters and more gut-based political commentators, but he correctly predicted how all 50 states would vote, and came within a hair of calling the popular vote. So on Nov. 7, after the eerie accuracy of Silver's data model became clear — and Silver informed his readers that he was "going to get some sleep and grab a beer" — campaign consultant Dan Levitan mocked Silver's seeming compulsion to issue forecasts, tweeting: "Drunk Nate Silver is riding the subway, telling strangers the day they will die." Twitter took over from there:

Nate Silver Told to 'shut Up' As Twitter Covid Musings Face Huge Backlash

Statistician Nate Silver has faced a backlash for a series of tweets about COVID-19 in which he said "mixed messages" from the media and medical experts were unnecessarily increasing fear, among the public, of breakthrough cases of the disease.

Barack Obama's Reading List: 11 Books Recommended by the President (photos)

Obama tells the Times that the "last novel I read" was Colson Whitehead's 2016 book: "And the reminder of the ways in which the pain of slavery transmits itself across generations, not just in overt ways, but how it changes minds and hearts."

Nate Silver and G. Elliott Morris Are Trying to Make Sense of the 2020 Election — and Each Other.

The forecasters are fighting. Sometimes it’s a subtweet: “The blindingly obvious lesson of 2016 for election modelers is ‘it’s super easy to build an overconfident model, so think carefully about sources of uncertainty’ but sometimes people are endlessly creative in finding ways to avoid the obvious lessons.”


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