Categories Marketing/Business Aggregate Calendar? Post author By Gianfranco Berardi Post date 5/30/2006 2 Comments on Aggregate Calendar? In Calendar Aggregation, Seth Godin asks why there isn’t already a single place to go to find out what is happening in your area. Isn’t Metromix exactly what he’s talking about? Do cities outside of Chicago not have similar tools available? ← Have Courage and Dispel Your Fears → The Game Loop 2 replies on “Aggregate Calendar?” Simple. Everyone wants to be the central place for things that are happening, so the market splinters and none of them are. A central one-stop-shop for anything that’s going on is called a monopoly. Think about that. 🙂 I wouldn’t necessarily call it a monopoly. Anyone can put together their own version of Metromix to compete in Chicago. At its core it is just a list of locations, dates, and events, with some trendy-sounding articles thrown in. And if multiple websites sprang up to do the same thing, it just means that you can go to any of them for your information. I don’t think that the Sun-Times would have a problem making their own version of Metromix. It isn’t like the Tribune will be able to say, “We have an exclusive right to tell people what is going on tonight.” Comments are closed.