SDForum Search SIG – Search Different: Tagging, Social Bookmarking and Sharing – Jan 10th @ Yahoo – Featuring, 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 “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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4 Comments on “SDForum Search SIG – Search Different: Tagging, Social Bookmarking and Sharing – Jan 10th @ Yahoo – Featuring, Digg, Kaboodle & Wink”

  1. Interesting Search Event for those in the Bay Area

    Okay, when 4 people I really respect and find interesting tell me that they are going to attend an event after work, that’s enough to put it on my radar. The event in question is being put on by SDForum’s…

  2. Says:

    SDForum Search SIG: Search Different

    Tonight I attended this month’s SDForum Search SIG meeting titled “Search Different: Tagging, Social Bookmarking and Sharing”: The session will focus on “alternate? search mechanisms that have been developed over the past 12 month…

  3. SearchSIG – January 2006

    This evening’s SearchSIG featured a panel discussion on tagging and social bookmarking.
    L-R: Joshua Schachter (, Kevin Rose (Digg), Michael Tanne (Wink), Manish Chandra (Kaboodle)
    Charlene Li (from Forrester) moderated.
    The …

  4. […] Thomas Hawk had a great rundown and some good pics from SDForum Search SIG he attended at the Yahoo! campus. Make sure you check it out as there were some big players that were present including Kevin from digg, Joshua from, Michael from wink and the list goes on. Being a big fan of these sites and into the whole web2.0/social bookmarking scene you will enjoy the review. Thanks for the info Thomas. […]

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