More lies and bad analyses by Shareaholic are misleading the public

Earlier this week, Shareaholic published a report claiming that Reddit referral traffic is rapidly declining. Shortly thereafter, the report appeared on several respectable news outlets, including The Atlantic and Business Insider, chiming in and recommending that SEO experts start looking at web sites other than Reddit for referral traffic. Normally I’d ignore a report like …

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Political polarization of the U.S. Senate: Is the data fooling us?

Earlier this month, The Economist, Yahoo! News, and several other respectable news outlets ran articles talking about some great network visualizations apparently showing the “political polarization of the U.S. Senate.” There, they argued that these visualizations show how the Senate has evolved from a fairly cohesive unit in 1989 into a dysfunctional group divided along …

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