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?

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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.”

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