Just this week I was instant messaged about an event on Facebook that I had not replied to. I had totally forgotten about the event and was not given a reminder of it. Facebook why do you do such a great job about creating a rich social stream around my friends and colleagues but drop the ball when it comes to Events.
Currently in Facebook I have two quick links to events.
In the upper right hand corner of the screen next to the 50 million invites to Mafia Wars and Updates from Fan Pages.
2. Bottom Toolbar
I am given a shortcut to chat, photos, events, birthdays etc on the bottom of the facebook page
What bothers me is why doesn’t Facebook leverage my News Feed to keep me updated on Events. Wether I have RSVP’d or if they are Private I want to be aware that the event is either coming up or to remind me that I have not RSVPD. Flow the invite into my NewsFeed with a message such as you have not RSVPD for the event and it’s in two days and give me YES, NO and MAYBE buttons.
Another issue I have with Facebook Events. I spend the great majority of my time when browsing the web on my phone and the Facebook Mobile Application does not support displaying Highlights which occasionally will display an event if a few of your friends are also going to the event. So I either need to actively search out Events in the Facebook Application or I have no way of being reminded I have an event coming up. I hate EVITE, when I get an invitation from them I cringe so Facebook please add Event reminders to my News Feed.