Web Spam Squashing Summit will not be broadcast

Tomorrow’s Web Spam Squashing Summit will not be broadcast to the outside world. No IRC, no audio, and no video stream will be published of the event.

We wanted to be able to have the most relevant technical participants in attendance, not just the employees who have cleared enough rounds of public relations training to be able to speak on behalf of their respective organizations.

We have assembled many of the key players from the academic, search, and web publishing world to exchange ideas and implementations both in deployment and under development. I am excited to see what may come of the event.

The tools we all use will benefit from the discussion, even if the end-users are not aware of all of the details involved behind-the-scenes.

Just some of the organizations represented in their respective industries:


  1. Amazon.com
  2. Ask Jeeves
  3. Feedster
  4. Google
  5. Project Honey Pot
  6. Technorati
  7. Yahoo!


  1. America Online
  2. Blojsom
  3. Buzznet
  4. Google
  5. Microsoft
  6. PGP Corporation
  7. Six Apart
  8. UserLand
  9. WordPress