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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


Oct 9th. The Search for Better Health: Empowering Consumer Health

August 22, 2008


  • Yahoo‘s Director of Product Management, Don Chennavasin
  • RightHealth/ Kosmix‘s RightHealth Product Manager, Saumil Mehta
  • Healthline‘s Chairman and CEO, West Shell

Moderator: Matthew Holt, The Health Care Blog and The Health 2.0 Conference

Thursday, October 9, 2008
6:30pm – 9:00pm
Microsoft Silicon Valley Conference Center
1065 La Avenida, Building 1
Mountain View, CA

From health search engines and widgets to social networks and web med journals, consumers have access to more medical information than ever before. A recent PEW report estimates 75-80% of all Internet users have searched online for health info. In fact, 75% of e-patients with a chronic condition say their last health search affected a decision about how to treat an illness or condition.

How consumers search for health data and interact with information in cyberspace is changing the way we live. From developing healthier habits to asking better questions with their doctors and controlling online medical records, the web is empowering patients around the globe.

In this discussion, Health 2.0 experts from Kosmix’s RightHealth, Healthline, Yahoo! and others will discuss the rising popularity of online health information sites, and its impact on the medical field. This panel, moderated by Matthew Holt of the Health 2.0 conference, will also provide insight into health user behavior, lessons learned and plans for the future.