Archive for April 2007

May 8th Search SIG – People Search!

April 24, 2007

Okay kids, we’re all set (or getting there)…

The next Search SIG is May 8th at Google. The topic is People Search. The panel includes Wink and Spock, at the moment, with more to come. Michael Arrington will be the moderator. It should be a great discussion about the hot, new, and burgeoning vertical search category of people search.

The hype:

  • 30% of all searches on Google or Yahoo! are for specific people or people related.
  • Marge Simpson “googled” herself for the first time on the latest episode of The Simpsons
  • Is there room for a smart new company to take the place of a general search engine to provide better and more accurate results for people queries?
  • What’s more important… the head or the tail?
  • What about disambiguation? How can that be achieved?
  • How does the concept of identity management play in to all of this?
  • more more more!

Come and join us…

Time: 6:30 (registration) 7:00 (presentation)

Where: Building 43 – Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043

See you there!

Here it is on Upcoming: