Excerpt from blog post: “An economist has been mining Google search data to learn more about crime, particularly for crimes that are underreported. Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, How Googling Unmasks Child Abuse, N.Y. Times, July 13, 2013….” [Link to full blog post.]
If you follow national and international news it’s important to make sure you remember that other people in other places may define THINGS differently from the way we define them in America.
For example: Did you know that a U.S. Billion is different from a British Billion? (See also the Oxford Dictionaries website entry.)
(Think about those $$$ amounts thrown out in news stories about international financial debacles. Whose “Billion” is being referenced?)