EventDilly: Let's Get Out There!
Declining levels of civic engagement and social capital were highlighted in the 2000 book, “Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community”. While the original studies have been criticized, current events seem to demonstrate ever increasing polarization & silo’ed nature of our social groups. Encouraging more diverse local social interaction would seem to be a productive way to combat isolationist behavior. While sites exist to assist us in choosing venues and services, there is a lack of similar resources to help us find local social activities and events. Finding fun things to do shouldn’t be hard work. No one has the time to scour newspapers and the Internet for weekend events and going to the same club every weekend is boring. Similarly posting your event everywhere is time consuming and expensive. Wouldn't it be nice if there was an easy to use site that aggregated event listings so that everyone can find the events they'd like to attend?
EventDilly is an aggregation and recommendation application for local events. Mobile capable, it provides people with a fun and convenient way to browse local weekend events and activities. The interface quickly learns a user's likes and dislikes to present relevant events, while including a measure of randomness to expose the user to new ideas and activities.