About About: Visualizing the Internet
About has over 18 years of historical internet data, spanning more than a thousand subdomains and millions of individual pages. In this talk I'll cover the challenges of visualizing that history and extracting insight, and the surprises that you find when you dig into one of the largest text corpora on the internet.
Dr. Jon Roberts has a PhD in theoretical high-energy physics with ten years of research experience in high-energy particle physics and ultrahigh energy cosmic rays. He now works as the Chief Information Officer of Data Sciences for About.com, the largest online premium publisher of expert content. At About.com, Dr. Roberts leads a team of researchers deriving insights from more than 20 years of Internet data across thousands of topics.