using popularity to find better events
Chris Radcliff <chris@...
2008-02-22 23:59:26 GMT
I've gotten the same question often: How do I get the most interesting
events from a list of thousands? Now the answer is as simple as
setting a sort order: 'popularity' has arrived.
How does it work? The API search documentation has the specifics,
but the change is a simple one: instead of sorting by 'date' or
'relevance', sort your event or venue search results by 'popularity'
to get the most interesting events first.
This works particularly well when combined with a category and a
location, as seen on our revamped events tab page. You can preview
the effect on any event or venue search on Eventful.com by changing
the "Sort by" option in the sidebar. (Popularity is now the default,
which tells you how much we like it.)
So what does "popularity" really mean? It's our own formula based on
all the interactions people have events, venues, performers, and
demands on Eventful.com, combined with our proprietary recommendation
engine. The idea has been in the works for a while (you may have
heard of 'mojo'), but now we've refined it to the point where it's
ready for prime time.
Please give it a try, and let me know if you have any questions.
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