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Track Your Friends Or Other Members

I’ve added a couple of new features on the homepage, which hopefully will prove useful. You can now filter the news items on the right hand side to show just news, information on other members (status updates, new interests etc), or – if you are logged in – status updates on those people who are on your friends list. You can also choose to show everything mixed together.

So, you can track when your friends log in, or see how their mood is. I’ll update the RSS feed shortly, so that you can subscribe to your friends status updates too.

Feedback or suggestions most welcome.

Paul..

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Travelling

In case you were wondering where we’d gone (which I’m sure you were ..right? right? 😉 ) it’s been a month of travelling for most of us here at TC, with a bit more to come.

Steve’s been on a bit of a far-east tour, taking in Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore (where Karim and I caught up with him – hence the raft of new Singapore reviews all in one go 🙂 ). Karim’s been busy in Hong Kong, and I’m off to Denver and then Grenoble in a weeks time.

Quite a list of places to try in Denver, where we have a few venues, but no reviews. Could be a long week 🙂 As for Grenoble … well allegedly there is some life there after dark, but it’s just a flying visit, so we’ll see about that!

Later in the year, we should be updating Jakarta and Paris again, with maybe a swing through Bali if there’s time.

Of course, there’s only a small number of us and lots of you, so please keep adding those venues and reviews for all the places we can’t get to (i.e. about 99% of the world 😉 ).

P..

Google Mapplet

[update: this is now included in the Google Mapplet directory 🙂 which is here ]

If you’re a fan of Google maps, you may know that Google recently added the ability to include ‘Mapplets’ on your personal map page.

Basically these allow you to include other content that you may find useful, such as traffic, weather, real estate and – of course – nightlife!

We’ve created our own Thursday Club mapplet, which you can include on your own maps. If you can’t find it in the Google directory of mapplets, you can add it by entering the URL on the ‘add content’ page. The address is:

http://www.thursdayclub.com/city/tc_mapplet.xml

Right now the number of cities and venues is limited to a selection from the main Thursday Club site, but we’ll be adding more shortly, so you should see the list grow as you use it.

We hope you find this useful – especially when travelling or stuck in a strange land somewhere 😉

Thursday Club..

World’s coolest city 2007

Quite some time ago now we held our first ‘world’s coolest city’ vote. After a lot of interest, New York came out the winner, followed by Sydney and Melbourne. We did attempt to deliver the trophy to the New York mayor’s office, but for some reason that turned out to be rather difficult 🙂

Anyway, the coolest city poll is back for 2007. Early voting has Zurich in the lead, but plenty of time to get your votes in yet.

You can vote here.

Good luck!

P..

Collactive

Depending on your point of view, Collactive is either a naughty way to game the system, or an interesting way of ‘pushing’ hot topics out to interested readers. Born of the ashes of an Israeli spam fighting team, the system allows you to create a link to an article, video, website etc and push out an ‘APB’ promoting it. The idea being that you can push up stories on Digg, Reddit, the BBC and so on.

I came across it when researching alternative promotional methods for the site (created a sample link here). I’m not sure that the gaming system itself can’t be gamed. Or that large volumes won’t swamp people with too much info. However, if they then allow subscription by channel, tag or interest then that has a lot of potential and removes a lot of the passive (and time-consuming) searching for interesting items that people do now on sites like Digg.

There’s a widget too. Not sure if this will work:

P..

1000 venue milestone

Just added venue number 1000 – woohoo 🙂

Oh, in case you’re wondering, it was The Argyle in Sydney. Pretty cool place in the rocks. Full review to follow unless someone beats us to it 😉

P..

Member reviews

Well, it’s only taken us about 6 years and 3 versions of the site but there’s finally the ability for members to add reviews 🙂

Previously you could only add comments (you still can – this is available to non-members too). Now members can also add a fuller review, with scores for service, atmosphere, food, wyd etc. You can also add ‘plus’ and ‘minus’ facts along with a summary. Pretty much the same as a standard Thursday Club review.

These reviews show on the homepage and are all available from the venue page.

Still working on the ‘my reviews’ part of the members section, so just a link to the profile for the mo.

Over to you guys 🙂

P..