Monthly Archives: April 2007

a tale told by a chicken, full of sound and fury

So you may have wondered why I’m so busy at work these days. Well, here’s the deal:

Eventful, Inc., the leading global events service, announced today that it would cease the operation of its popular Web site on May 1st in favor of next-generation interface Twitter, provided by Obvious Corporation of San Francisco. Twitter is a service which allows users to get instant update messages (“tweets”) from friends via SMS, instant messenger, Web, or by way of a number of custom desktop clients.

Once the commitment was made, it was surprisingly quick work to adapt the Eventful API to the new platform. Development of the Twitter-based service, dubbed Eventful Chicken, took just over a week to reach the public beta stage, including event search, recommendations, watchlists, reminders, and Eventful Demand (renamed “I wish they’d come here”). The service can be previewed currently at

There’s more, but you get the idea. Take a look and let me know what you think. I’m too tired to comment intelligently.