In debating whether to buy tickets to the Crunchies–the awards show and party for the TechCrunch/ReadWriteWeb/Venture beat event in SF on Jan 18th, I went to the web site to check out the details and was amused to see that there’s a live participants list/aka social network as part of the ticket site software/feature package.
Yes, you can see who’s purchased tickets and how many of the 450 have been sold (about 90).
For me, seeing friends already signed up was a definite selling factor( Dave Winer has two seats, according to this, for example), but it also struck me that this experience applied a very wiki-like experience to event ticket purchase, which I think is cool–and a good fit for this event, which is all about capitalizing, even savoring, the flash of the moment.

In debating whether to buy tickets to the Crunchies–the awards show and party for the TechCrunch/ReadWriteWeb/Venture beat event in SF on Jan 18th, I went to the web site to check out the details and was amused to see that there’s a live participants list/aka social network as part of the ticket site software/feature package.
Yes, you can see who’s purchased tickets and how many of the 450 have been sold (about 90).
For me, seeing friends already signed up was a definite selling factor( Dave Winer has two seats, according to this, for example), but it also struck me that this experience applied a very wiki-like experience to event ticket purchase, which I think is cool–and a good fit for this event, which is all about capitalizing, even savoring, the flash of the moment.