Unlike something like an IRC channel, or a Twitter hashtag, Eventvue's big focus was on giving attendees a place that would be open both before and after a a conference had happened. It would also do some neat things like go through the list of attendee e-mails and map them out to Twitter user names, so as to automatically pull in any conference-related tweets from the people who were there.
Some high-profile uses of the service included DemoFall 2009, where Eventvue was offered up to attendees as a way to talk during the conference. Eventually, the chat feature became the big focuses of the product, and as Eventvue's founders said in a note about the site's closure, that came at the expense of the company's grander vision, which never came to fruition.
One of Eventvue's co-founders, Josh Fraser, has since moved on to a new project, called Torbit, which promises to make sites faster.
December 15, 2010 4:00 AM PST
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| Caption by: Josh Lowensohn
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