A Data-driven Look at the Realtime Web Ecosystem

At Web 2.0 Expo SF Hilary Mason, lead scientist at URL shortener bit.ly, did an excellent presentation on the Realtime Web Ecosystem:

“I attempted to highlight some of the interesting facets of the bit.ly data set…”

I was surprised about the amount of data available to bit.ly and how it can be used. The examples all seem light and funny, but I’m convinced the people at bit.ly can derive a lot of insights from their data sets (just like the people at Twitter…). Maybe this should (or will) become the golden business model to monetize their services.

Here are Hilary’s slides:

And here is the video: