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Real-Time Search. May 12th Search SIG. SDForum

April 29, 2009

The basic premise of real time search is to answer the simple yet important question: “What are other people saying about my query right now?” The result is an intriguing blend of news, trends, navigation and discovery, all powered by information users are creating in ever-increasing quantities. Some recent examples of real-time search utility have been around news events (“plane in hudson“), national sentiment (“AIG“) and research on products (“Canon EOS“). As the usage of real-time search starts to vector towards the mainstream, there are important questions to be answered. These range from its integration with web search to eliminating spam and improving overall relevance. This panel features experts in the field who will attempt to provide an overview of the space and its future evolution.

Some areas that will be covered:

– What are the primary use cases of real-time search?

– How does it fit in with classical web search?

– What kind of relevance mechanisms work well for this medium?

– Will it remain a niche service or will it reach the mainstream?

– Will traditional search advertising work in this medium?

Robert Scoble will moderate.
Facebook and Yahoo! are confirmed panelists. Invited panelists include Twitter and Google.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009
6:30pm – 9:00pm
Cubberly Community Center
4000 Middlefield Rd., Room H-1
Palo Alto, CA

The now well established Search SIG Agenda format will be used:
6:30-7:00pm – Registration / Food & Drink
7:00–7:05pm – A few words about the Search SIG
7:00-9:00 pm – Program


$15 at the door for non-SDForum members
No charge for SDForum members


Search SIG Tomorrow Night.

July 7, 2008

At least one of the panelists, plans to make a major announcement tomorrow night…

Join the lively discussion with Facebook, FriendFeed, Mahalo, and Wikia Search.

Date: July 8, 2008

Time: 6:30pm-9:00pm

Location: Cubberly Community Center, Room H-1, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

Pizza will be served.

July 8th Event. Social Search.

June 22, 2008

Social Search

Will Community Wisdom Take Search and Discovery to the Next Level?

With your moderator Safa Rashtchy, join a lively discussion with

  • Facebook’s Ari Steinberg,
  • FriendFeed’s CEO Bret Taylor,
  • Mahalo’s CEO Jason Calacanis, and
  • Wikia Search‘s Jeremie Miller

on what up-and-comers are doing to provide improved search and discovery capabilities through the wisdom of the crowd and how it will impact the overall consumer web search marketplace. We will address questions such as:

  • What is social search and discovery? Why and how does it enhance the user experience?
  • What are the potentials for social search –what are its limitations?
  • When will social search reach an inflection point?
  • What are the best platforms/networks or technologies for social search and discovery?
  • Who are the most successful existing platforms on social search and discovery?
  • Will social search supplement or replace current search and discovery processes?
  • What types of players are best positioned to capture the largest market share?
  • What are the roles of social networks and “traditional” search sites in this new area?

Confirmed Panelists:



Moderator Safa Rashtchy is well known for his expertise on search and for hosting the teen panel at Web 2.0 Summits and for his prescient investor analysis on the search space as Piper Jaffrey’s Managing Director for Global Internet Media.



Date: July 8, 2008

Time: 6:30pm-9:00pm

Location: Cubberly Community Center, Room H-1, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto