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  1. A Recap of Nate Silver's Live Chat on Facebook

    On Thursday, FiveThirtyEight hosted its first chat on with our editor in chief, Nate Silver. We've pulled in some of the most interesting questions below (content has been lightly edited for clarity). You can find a link to the entire chat at t...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  2. Our First Facebook Chat: Ask Nate Silver Almost Anything

    Way, way back in January 2013, after a long and busy , FiveThirtyEight founder Nate Silver in the social news site Reddit's "Ask Me Anything" section. off the listour Facebook pageWorld Cup prediction model2014 midterm elec...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
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  5. Some Restaurants in the South Stretch the Definition of Burrito

    America's best burritohere rating the burritos This burrito face-off features four restaurants that hug the Appalachian Mountains in varying degrees. Two fall into the category of "world food burritos" identified b...

    Blog | June 13, 2014
  6. The FiveThirtyEight Burrito-Rating System, Explained

    As we begin our search for America's best burrito, I'd like to take a moment to explain how I'll rate the burritos that made it into our . As FiveThirtyEight editor-in-chief Nate Silver explained in this , we formed a...

    Blog | June 13, 2014
  7. The Search For America’s Best Burrito Heads to the Land of ...

    "Why the hell would you want to eat burritos in the South?" I heard that over and over when I explained to notable foodie southerners that the Burrito Bracket would include 16 burrito-selling establishments from Dixie. Tamales,...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  8. The Search For America's Best Burrito Turns to the Northeast...

    David Chang was visibly uncomfortable. He looked at the floor, shaking his neatly shorn head, bearing just a hint of his signature grin as reality set in. Sitting in a room above the driving ranges at Chelsea Piers, this world-renowned chef was tryin...

    Blog | June 08, 2014
  9. Democrats Shouldn't Count on an Electoral College Edge in 20...

    FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver explainedNational Popular Vote Interstate Compact were prejudiced against Catholics over 35 percent of the votedidn't break10 percent of the vote An Electoral College advantage is often taken as a sign of...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  10. Cards' popularity hovers near bottom of NFL

    Josh Weinfuss

    TEMPE, Ariz. -- Nate Silver, the founder of, recently ranked the most searched professional sports teams through Google Trends. He did two case studies -- one by league and one overall. Among NFL teams, the Arizona Cardinals...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  11. How Raiders fare in Google searches

    Paul Gutierrez

    Fandom is such a fickle and subjective thing. Yet our guys at have put metrics on it by equating popularity with the frequency of Google searches done on professional teams. Nate Silver and Ritchie King ran numbers on teams in ...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  12. Where Rams rank in popularity

    Nick Wagoner

    Over at partner site FiveThirtyEight, founder and editor in chief Nate Silver posted an interesting look at the relative popularity of North American professional sports teams on a worldwide scale. Using Google searches as the main tool for measur...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  13. A different look at Steelers' popularity

    Scott Brown

    TV ratings and merchandise sales are two of the more traditional ways to measure a team's popularity. It figured to only be a matter of time before someone tried to gauge something that is ultimately impossible to quantify through the Internet -- ...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  14. How Texans fare in Google search rankings

    Tania Ganguli

    Over the past couple of days, has examined team popularity based on the number of Google searches done for professional sports teams since 2004. First, Nate Silver and Ritchie King looked at each league on its own, finding in t...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  15. Carolina NFC South champs, but trail Saints

    David Newton

    The Carolina Panthers rank behind the New Orleans Saints when it comes to the top team in the NFC South. In terms of popularity, that is. In ESPN's latest FiveThirtyEight blog, Nate Silver and Ritchie King came up with the most popular North Am...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  16. Bills rank 26th in Google searches

    Mike Rodak

    Just how popular are the Buffalo Bills? One way to answer that question is to use Google searches. In a blog post published Friday for, an analytics website recently acquired by ESPN, noted statistician Nate Silver compiled Goo...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  17. What a Google search tells us about Pats

    Mike Reiss

    Nate Silver's blog, which is part of ESPN, has a post Friday morning that views the popularity of professional sports teams through the lens of Google searches. As expected, the Patriots rate near the top of the charts. But ...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  18. For Columnist, a Change of Tone

    The columnist, Paul Krugman, who writes about economics and politics for The Times, has referred to FiveThirtyEight or editor-in-chief Nate Silver 33 times on his . FiveThirtyEight classified each reference based on whether it expressed a...

    Blog | March 26, 2014