Cheezburger's latest hire: A data scientist with a love of numbers
Geekwire, May 27, 2011, by John Cook
It's not just laughs, giggles and videos of failure at the Cheezburger Network. Fresh off its recent $30 million venture capital round, the Seattle online comedy network has hired Sean Power as the company's first data scientist.
He describes his new challenge in a blog post:
I'll be working with lots of data. Cheezburger's data is sizeable. Over a month, we'll see things like 19 million people. 400 million page views. 110 million videos. That's a decent amount of data exhaust to tame. And I'll be working to find, define and refine my identity in the 'big data space' as I help Cheezburger with theirs.
Cheezburger certainly has plenty of data to analyze. So, it will be interesting to see how the company known for Fail Blog, I Can Has Cheezburger and more than 45 other comedy Web sites utilizes his insights.