From an inside source we’ve heard that Garrett Camp, founder and Chief Architect of StumbleUpon, is preparing a speech on “the Future of Search and Discovery”.
This must be exciting. Think about it for a second, most of the people use the web not even close to its potential. Apart from google and their social network, people have a lot of trouble of ‘what sites to visit’ while surfing.
If you know what you’re looking for, search (Google) is the solution, but what if you don’t know what you’re looking for?
What if you want to be surprised, what if you want to know what is out there, what you can do, see, play or read on the web. The huge success of stumbleupon (compete stats) proves that discovery of new websites and content is an important aspect that is often overlooked when talking about the web. My hunch is that discovery can be at least as big as search, especially if you start in the discovery mode in can switch to search once you’ve stumbled upon a topic or website you’re interested in.
Anyway, who am I to judge…
I think I’ll pay extra attention as Garrett Camp walks up the stage during The Next Web Conference to do his keynote about “the future of search and discovery” (!!).
Yes you’re reading it correctly, Garrett Camp is the Mystery Keynote Speaker during The Next Web Conference next week.
Check out the list of (class A, super inspirational, heavyweight) speakers:
Founder and Chief Architect StumbleUpon.com
Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Amazon.com
Tech Geek Blogger & Author ‘Naked Conversations‘
Co-founder and Lead Developer of Pownce, a social messaging application.
CEO Wikia. Formerly vice president and general manager, international at eBay.
The Founding Member of TheFunded.com, an online resource for CEO’s to research, rate, and review venture funds worldwide.
Technology visionary and entrepreneur. Currently CEO and Founder of Radar Networks.
CEO and co-founder of JS-Kit; freakishly simple, non-obtrusive, self-contained, mostly-free widget service.
Co-Founder and Chairperson at DataPortability.org and CEO of Faraday Media. Also Co-Founder at Media 2.0 Workgroup and APML Workgroup.
A 17 year old serial entrepreneur, blogger, and sophomore in college.
Serial Entrepreneurs Interview
During The Next Web Conference Scott Rafer will interview Kevin Rose live on stage in the main conference area. Both are seasoned serial entrepreneurs and we expect this to be one of the many highlights of the conference.
Succesful Serial Entrepreneur, co-founder Mashery, previously CEO of MyBlogLog and currently CEO of Lookery.
Successful Serial Entrepreneur. Founder of Digg.com and Revision3
For Garret Camp fans (or fans of other speakers) I’ve reserved 10 full 2 days conference passes at 200 euro discount (550 vs. 750 ex VAT normal price)
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In only 8 days The Next Web Conference 2008 will be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.