The one-night stand, quantified and visualized by Uber

In the latest dispatch from the too-much-information bureau, on-demand ride service Uber has calculated the prevalence of one-night stands among its customer base. It’s another example of what companies can find out if they’re just able to think of the right questions.

How OkCupid Demystifies Dating With Big Data

The interesting story behind OkCupid, the online dating site recently acquired by Match.com, is OkTrends, its blog that analyzes the site’s wealth of data to shed light on our love lives. But the interesting story behind OkTrends is its use of R to power those analytics.