Archive for January 2006

Feb 8th Search SIG: Classified Search (GoogleBase, Oodle, Edgeio)

January 21, 2006

Mark your calendars folks — here’s the lineup for our Wed Feb 8th Search SIG:

Classified Search: All Your Ads Belong To Us

*PLEASE PRE-REGISTER* on the SDForum site — last month over 200 people attended, and previous Search SIG meetings at Google have drawn 300+. don’t be the last kid on your block to register, we WILL sell out.

Search SIG Meeting Agenda & Format:

6:30-7:00pm – Registration / Food & Drink
7:00–7:05pm – A few words about the Search SIG
7:05-8:15pm – Act I: State of the Art of Online Classifieds & Search
8:15-8:30pm – Intermission: Search Networking & Geeking Out
8:30-9:00pm – Act II: Product Demos / GoogleBase, Oodle, Edgeio
9:00-9:15pm – Open Mike Geek: Announcements (30 seconds of fame)
9:16pm – You Don’t Have To Go Home, But You Can’t Stay Here

UPDATE: location is now confirmed, at the GooglePlex, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway in Mountain View (click link for directions).


Photos & Summary from “Search Different” meeting

January 11, 2006

wow. we had a great event last night, with over 200 people attending to hear presentations by the founders of,,, and, moderated by blogger/analyst extraordinaire Charlene Li. (& many thanks to those patient enough not to kill us while we sent for extra pizza!)

here are some links to photos & blog posts from the meeting:

(update: Thomas Hawk’s meeting summary is excellent, as are his pictures)
Search SIG January 2006

Joshua Schacter says:

Mmm… i’m digging the taste of these new tags —
makes me want to wink at the whole kaboodle of them!

tags: sdforum searchsig digg wink kaboodle charleneli

SDForum Search SIG – Search Different: Tagging, Social Bookmarking and Sharing – Jan 10th @ Yahoo – Featuring, Digg, Kaboodle & Wink

January 4, 2006

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 “alternate? search mechanisms that have been developed over the past 12 months such as bookmarking, tagging, rating, sharing and any combination thereof – 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 “stuff? online – 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:

• Joshua Schachter – (recently acquired by Yahoo)
• Kevin Rose – Digg
• Manish Chandra – Kaboodle
• Michael Tanne – Wink

This session will take place on Tue Jan 10th at Yahoo’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
7:15–7:20pm – A few words about the Search SIG
7:20-8:20pm – Act I: State of the Art of “Searching Different? 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, Digg, Kaboodle and Wink – and Q&A with the audience
9:00-9:15pm – Open Mike Geek: Announcements (30 seconds of fame & fortune)
9:16pm – You Don’t Have To Go Home, But You Can’t Stay Here

Attendance is free for SDForum members, and charge is $15 for non-members – 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 – if you want to join, send an email to

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