26-Nov-2008 (Wed)
Wherein photos appear, and we try to make friends.

Photos are up of Hubba Hubba Revue, and also Immortal Technique.

By the way. Do you like us? Are we friends? Have you proved it? Have you? Because if you haven't friended us on the various social network sites, that means you hate us. That's how it works. So far, we're on Facebook, MySpace, SonicLiving, Last.FM, Going, Upcoming, and Twitter.

Please friend us. If you don't, we might start cutting again.

We've got staff spending many hours a week just updating the event info on these (and a few other) web sites. It's a disturbingly manual process, since almost none of these sites are willing or able to read the iCal and RSS feeds we provide, so someone has to sit there and cut and paste the events into the various forms. It's kind of ridiculous.

Are there other sites that you think our events should be listed on? There are countless others, but these seemed to be the most popular ones, last time we checked... It's kind of hard to tell.

6 Responses:

  1. chromebishop says:

    i post my events to:
    upcoming, going, squidlist, sonicliving, sfstation, yelp, clubzone, socializr, thrillist.com, eventful.com, sf.funcheap.com, zvents, x-treme guide, napkinnights, nitevibe, topix.com, onlyinsanfrancisco.com, linkedin, facebook, flavorpill, experiences.noo.com
    daily: squid, yelp, socializr

    Yes, all are manual.

  2. jpatokal says:

    You might want to add Identica to your list. It's essentially an open-source, open-standards, more reliable version of Twitter, but it supports OpenID (so you can use your existing LJ account) and identi.ca updates can be syndicated all over the place (eg. Identica->Facebook,
    Identica->Twitter).

    • jwz says:

      Well.

      1. The twitter account is the most superfluous of all of them; I just added that because it's easy.
      2. I think the first seven words of your second sentence say "nobody uses this". (Look at me! I'm the Ogg Theora of SMS! Ook ook!)
      3. If it's more reliable than twitter, then I have no doubt that the reason for that is that nobody uses it. If you have any serious number of users, you don't get reliability by being open source, you get reliability by shoveling green leafy money into the furnace beneath your hosting facility.
      • jpatokal says:

        No, the increased reliability is thanks to federation. Instead of a single point of failwhalure like Twitter, anybody can put up an instance, and you can subscribe to others' updates across servers. Think e-mail: instead of everybody using AOL, you can take your pick of provider and still send messages to anybody in the network. This is the reason it's taken off, with >1 million dents sent in the last three months on the "main" identi.ca site alone, and the open-everything approach is just a bonus.

        • jwz says:

          I don't buy that for a second. I believe the only reason Jabber works for large numbers of users is because of the few servers subsidized by the deep pockets and staggering bandwidth of the likes of Google and Livejournal.

          But, whatever. It doesn't matter, because Identica (and, for that matter, Twitter) don't really do anything that is useful to me in terms of promoting events.

  3. sharding says:

    It may not work well for your purposes, but ArtistData (http://www.artistdata.com) tries to make updating all those sites a bit easier.