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What do you want to do this weekend?

Written by October 5, 2007

The two days off are welcome after a week of hard work and I feel they should be packed with activity. How do I decide what to do? I track a few popular sites on Spokeo to see what is happening in my neighborhood and also the places I travel to frequently. I thought I would share them with you. I recommend grouping the sites together using the “New Group” option in the Add Friends screen drop down list, add a category called Events.

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1. Upcoming.org

(copy and paste this URL http://upcoming.yahoo.com/syndicate/v2/search_all/?loc=Atlanta%2C+Georgia%2C+United+States&rt=1  into the Add Friends screen) Upcoming tracks events from all over the country (this example is from Atlanta). This site is one of my favorites because I can track conferences, concerts or gallery openings. Upcoming has an event for everyone. In the “Find Events” box type in the name of the city you spend your free time in. Once the events show up click on the RSS button and copy and paste the URL.

2. Meetup.com

(copy and paste this URL http://www.meetup.com/cities/us/ca/san_francisco/events/ into the Add Friends screen). Meetup.com is a site I use to find “things to do” closer to home. This example is a list of events that are happening in San Francisco this week. Meetups can be organized by anyone, and each organizer sets the rules for attending their event. Select the Tab Meetups by City. Then click on the “This Week” tab to see what is happening in your neighborhood.

The next three examples are from college campuses. Colleges are a great place to find out what’s happening in your community. Often these events are free and easy to get to via public transportation. I’ve listed three examples here. Do a search on your Alma Mater and see what’s happening this weekend. Adopt a school if you’ve moved away since graduation.

3. University of Southern California(copy and paste http://web-app.usc.edu/ws/ec2/rss/32/list into the Add Friends screen).

4. Stanford University

(copy and paste http://events3.stanford.edu/xml/rss.xml into the Add Friends screen).

5.San Jose State University

(copy and paste http://rss.sjsu.edu/channels/sjsu-events.xml into the Add Friends screen)

I hope you have a great weekend.


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  • Danziger |

    Thanks very much for sharing this interesting post. I am just starting up my own blog and this has given me inspiration to what I can achieve.

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