Imagine one of the most popular (viral) videos on YouTube: Vote Different. To many people it is not clear where it came from - what the story is behind, who created it, and why. Of course, in a few year's time, this will be even harder. ContextMiner can help in capturing contextual information for such objects so that one can document them better.
Here is a screenshot of this item collected from YouTube by ContextMiner. Some of the basic information about this video, including description, author name, and keywords, can be seen.
Now if we look at the in-links collected to this YouTube video (following figure), we see that one of the articles linking to the above video talks about the author of this video.
As we look at this article (following figure), we can see that it talks about who created this video, why, and what is the background for the video. We can also see the original "Think Different" video embedded in the article.
Together, these objects provide us good enough contextual information to document the given digital object in a more meaningful way.