Dan and I are heading down to PARC this evening for Beyond Search – Social & Personal Ways of Finding Information, a BayCHI event:
Several exciting developments in social search and personalization help users find information: recommendations based on personal tastes, social trends, tags, ratings, popularity, and friends tastes. These methods go beyond the classic search paradigm of relevance and flat lists of results, resulting in different user experience challenges. This panel brings Neil Hunt (Netflix), David Porter (Live365), Tom Conrad (Pandora), Kevin Rose (digg), and Joshua Schachter (del.icio.us) to explore trends in social search.
We’ll report back tomorrow!