A home maker’s confidence boosted up beyond the four walls of her home, a trainer found the clientele for his training sessions without any marketing or website, a whistler could gather all the performers of this rare art in the country, that is the power of Yahoo! Groups and its Moderators.
To celebrate this power and recognize these moderators, Yahoo! India hosted its third Moderators’ Union in Mumbai on June 7th at Sahara Star Hotel. This Moderators’ Union was very special because, in spite of heavy rains, there was a great turnout of enthusiastic attendees. Forty five moderators attended the event, coming from Delhi, Hyderabad, Madurai, Bhubaneswar, and Ahmadabad.
The event opened with a welcome message from Mr. I M Swaminathan, Director of Communication & Community Products, India. Following that were interesting introductions from each moderator and some fun quizzes. These moderators were from varied professional backgrounds, age groups and interests. They represented groups from finance, inspirational, professional, adventure, alumni, social cause, hobbies, just to name a few, and the common connection amongst such a variety of people was Yahoo! Groups. Next up was a Groups presentation, followed by product demos of Yahoo! India Local, Maps and a new Yahoo! India search experience. To wrap up, we presented awards for “Best Dressed Moderator”, “Best Introduction” and “Most Unique Group” based on nominations from attendees. There were two additional accolades for “Early Bird Guest” and “Guest who travelled longest distance”.
To get a glimpse of this event, check out the photo-stream on Flickr.
Groups Community Manager, Yahoo! India