So, finally there is integration between G+ and Google Calendar, which is great but not really that impressed about some of the features of Google Events so far. It's early days of course, so here's my feedback Google… and there's some advice for people creating events too:
1. Google – When you introduce a new feature, don't do a 'facebook' on us and set the default for notifications to 'yes'. I woke up this morning to dozens of email messages about events. Roll out your new feature, tell us all about it and point us to the settings for notifications. I know there's a 'Change what Google sends you' link at the bottom of each notification email. But it's up to me to request mail, not deny it once it starts arriving. One email, sent to every user, saying that the events feature is now live. Simple. Less stress on your mailserver as well.
2. Google – when I click on some events 'Are you going?' button, instead of getting a Yes, No, Maybe. I get just a Yes, Maybe. WTF?
3. For people creating events – I live in Japan. I am freelance, have a wife, three kids and a mortgage. So I don't have the money to attend a gallery opening in Michigan unless, perhaps, it's a show of my work and you're paying the airfare. I'm probably 100% not likely to turn up to a photowalk in Smallville, California, unless I just happen to be passing through. Think about who you are inviting. Don't invite whole circles of friends. If you don't know where I live and just added me cos you like my work, cool. Check my profile. It says 'Photographer in Tokyo, Japan' at the top. It's a clue
That's it for now. Once I start creating events of my own, I am sure there will be more feedback. Thanks and have a good day everyone… whatever events you're at or planning
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