SDForum Search SIG – Search Different: Tagging, Social Bookmarking and Sharing – Jan 10th @ Yahoo – Featuring Del.icio.us, Digg, Kaboodle & Wink
As already announced before the holidays, we are looking forward to a great event for the first session of 2006 of the SDForum Search SIG, and hope that you will be able to join us.
The session will focus on â€śalternateâ€? search mechanisms that have been developed over the past 12 months such as bookmarking, tagging, rating, sharing and any combination thereof â€“ generally in a social context. These concepts have grown to being at the core of many Web 2.0 companies, and offer a different way of finding or discovering â€śstuffâ€? online â€“ as a complement or alternative to traditional search engines.
As usual with Search SIG events, we will have a panel moderated by the host of the session, followed by demonstrations from presenting companies. Our host for the event will be Charlene Li, from Forrester Research and will be joined by 4 founders of exciting startups:
This session will take place on Tue Jan 10th at Yahooâ€™s HQ (701 First Avenue, Building C, Room 4&5 in Sunnyvale, CA), and will promptly start at 7:15PM (registration from 6:45PM on).
As to the agenda:
6:45-7:15pm – Registration / Food & Drink
7:15â€“7:20pm – A few words about the Search SIG
7:20-8:20pm – Act I: State of the Art of â€śSearching Differentâ€? through a panel discussion led by our moderator, Charlene Li
8:20-8:30pm – Intermission: Search Networking & Geeking Out
8:30-9:00pm – Act II: Product Demos from Del.icio.us, Digg, Kaboodle and Wink â€“ and Q&A with the audience
9:00-9:15pm – Open Mike Geek: Announcements (30 seconds of fame & fortune)
9:16pm – You Donâ€™t Have To Go Home, But You Canâ€™t Stay Here
Attendance is free for SDForum members, and charge is $15 for non-members â€“ paid at the door. You can register for the event on the SDForum website, where you will also find the latest information about the session.
Note to Yahoo employees: the session is free of charge for you, but the pre-registration system does not handle your specific case. Just identify yourself at the door on the day of the event.
And remember, there is a distribution list for Search SIG announcements â€“ if you want to join, send an email to email@example.com.