Jon and Alf has good points about upcoming.org, a site that “does a lot of things right” but still “hasn’t gone viral the way del.icio.us did”. I agree that it is indeed strange, since I found the site very useful for sharing events with people.

Enjoying berlin

If the reason is what Jon and Alf suggests — lack of folksonomy, APIs and a better UI, that clearly has implications for a lot of other services out there. Basically the message is: Data lock-in strategies is a bad idea, good UIs are of extreme importance and the organization of site content is too. Do this right and you can increase traffic to your site ten-fold. At least I would be able to use the events I publish on upcoming.org on this site…

Lucky enough, it seems that Andy is listening.