Hilary Mason about big data and short URLs

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Enjoy this talk from Strata Conference NY 2011. Hilary Mason, Chief Scientist at bit.ly, gives very interesting insights about how big data analysis can be extremely interesting to solve problems. Not only for geeks, I mean…

For instance, just analyzing links processed by bit.ly it’s possible to determine the language of a webpage even without looking at the page, with higher precision than Google Translate APIs. Another example, discussed by Vincos on his blog a few days ago, is how visits decays over time when shared on different platforms.

Check it out, it’s a really cool video!





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