Thursday, June 03, 2010 Please provide Links Back to Event Listings that you Grab From Eventbrite

Would be nice if's Boston Events listing for Bon Voyage Tweet-Up (#BVBoston) provided links back to the source, the Eventbrite listing: Bon Voyage Tweet-Up (#BVBoston) Event Page

How are people supposed to register?

And what is the deal with "Is this your event? Claim it." on the event's summary page? Event Summary Page

Makes it sound like has no way of knowing who posted this event over at Eventbrite.

It's very clear who's event it is on the Eventbrite page:

This isn't the right way to do it.


  1. Seems nearly as bad as the content scrapers in Russia and other countries who just copy material to boost their SEO and visits. get with it! There are plenty of folks in the new media community who would gladly present social media classes for your staff if you were so inclined to learn.

    *What's to keep the random person from saying this is their event?

    So odd that an online publication doesn't know how to do stuff online.

  2. I'm sure this is an automated thing but... if that is the case, should bother to grab the URL. What I really don't like is that there are links to like and 'invite friends' making it look like the RSVP should be on that page... but it's obviously not and there is no way to easily get to it.

    If you don't have time to post this correctly, with the link and correct attribution, don't post it at all.


  3. Jeff- and you would be the perfect man to teach that class. ...Rachel- agree. Poor form by they shouldnt do it all- reminds me off their I'll- fated attempts to be "local" on twitter- check the Twitter stream joke.