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Events (leisure): What platforms based on sharing/creating users’ future plans with friends have been successful?

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The founder of Plancast wrote an extensive post mortem discussing the challenges involved here:

http://www.techcrunch.com/2012/0...

A key challenge is that people don’t tend to announce their plans more than a few days in advance, which means that the information they share has a very short shelf life during which it is useful.

We’ve managed to avoid that particular trap at http://lanyrd.com/ because people (in particular speakers) announce their participation in a conference months in advance—unlike social or entertainment events.

This is Events (leisure): What platforms based on sharing/creating users’ future plans with friends have been successful? by Simon Willison, posted on 21st July 2013.

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