How do you get to know about the corner coffee shop performance and a private art viewing exhibition in a clubhouse? Equally applicable to small or big events there is a lack of one single resource about events. Event websites, being more for profit making and having sponsored spots and advertisements, tend to list events that they have an direct or indirect benefit from.
I present to you: #todayin(cityname)
(example) #todayinchicago Street performances by Fire eating jugglers at Devon Street.
Every day in the morning, people who have events to promote can use this hashtag in the morning.
This method can be also as for events on the following day
This will bring forward all events which twitter users have tagged on what’s happening in the city. This hashtag will have daily inputs by users throughout the city and this way we can have up to date (literally) event schedule with a diverse range of events. This will take care of the shortcoming an existing publication will have, like promotion of only certain type of events.
This will also benefit travelers by bucket loads. When you are in a country and then you have spare time during your day without a clue on where to go and what to do, even normal event listings will be hard to locate. You can just type in #todayinthecity for the day’s events.
For smaller sized countries, instead of city you can type a country #todayinBahrian
This is a large untapped market for internet users craving for information, I see twitter grabbing it by ease and dominating the market. I am sure analysts at twitter will be able to see how many searches are made that fall into this category.
On a larger picture twitter should also consider introducing having standardized hashtags for dissemination of useful information and people using twitter as a search engine – gaining in traffic which would otherwise have gone to another search engine!