Humans Versus Robots: Who Curates the Real-Time Web?

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

Saturday 12th March, 2011

3:30pm to 4:30pm (CST)

In the age of real-time content, we are overwhelmed by the quantity and pace of new information presented to us. The stream is now a ubiquitous flood with events, topics, and conversations flying by faster than we can consume them.

As a result, the levels of noise in our communications are reaching greater proportions. We spend too much time trying to find great content, and often miss out on important information and media.

What is the most effective way to preserve and curate in an age of endless, real-time content? How can we provide relevancy and context for the most important stories?

Its an old-fashioned smackdown between human and semantic-powered curation. Listen from four startups in the space as they debate the benefits and merits of manual and automated curation and give you a glimse of the future of the curated real-time web.

LEVEL: Intermediate

About the speakers

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Sam Decker

Former CEO/founder Mass Relevance, Bazaarvoice founding CMO, Dell exec & bay area startup exec. Angel investor, author, speaker. Based in Austin, TX. bio from Twitter

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Megan Mccarthy

Now: News Editor at the New York Observer. Then: Mediagazer, Techmeme, Wired.com, Valleywag. Always: owner of nerd cachet. bio from Twitter

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Jim England

Product co-founder at @PublikDemand. Design, UX, etc. Past: @Keepstream, @Infochimps. Don't look back. bio from Twitter

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Henry Nothhaft

nineties nostalgist and co-founder of @Trapit. bio from Twitter

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Xavier Damman

Cofounder/CEO of @storify. Free exchange of information has a positive impact on society. Go excite some electrons and change the world. bio from Twitter

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Time 3:30pm4:30pm CST

Date Sat 12th March 2011


Hill Country AB, Hyatt Regency Austin

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