Ratemyspeaker.com claims they are going to start a riot at SXSW 2011 by allowing attendees to vote for the nicest voice, the finest presentation, in short the best speaker of the epic festival.
Visitors of the festival will have 9 days to decide via web or mobile which of the 3000 speakers should receive the title of SXSW2’11 Best Speaker. That’s quite a feat considering the amount of speakers to rate. On the other spectrum, I’d hate to be the speaker who is rated in the lower thousandth rung.
This is how the social networking application works: From March 10th to 19th in Austin Texas, SXSW festival will gather over 3000 speakers for more than 1000 events. The festival (divided in 3 zones: Music, Film and Interactive) has witnessed at previous festivals the skyrocketing emergence of company like Twitter or Foursquare.
According to its co-founder Andrei Vestemeanu, at the end of each event attendees are sure to talking among themselves about the speaker, but now they can do even more. The can rate the speaker at ratemyspeaker.com. They are able to let the speakers and the masses know what they really think of the speaker’s overall presentation.
Participants simply rate: Bad, Poor, Regular, Good or Gorgeous, and share it on Twitter. Starting on March 10th, anyone can access from Ratemyspeaker.com homepage and view the real-time top 10 best rated speaker of SXSW.
On March 20th, attendees or others can view the results of the speakers’ final ratings and the official crowning of SXSW2011 Best Speaker.