Social events in real life

Have you tried organising an event recently?

Social media makes it easier to reach out to people, to advertise the event and to manage who is coming through tools like twtvite and eventbrite, but the place where every business person actually goes to – LinkedIn – actually has a bit of a rubbish events system.
Sure, it’s OK for planning an event and inviting people, but it can’t help you with ticketing, payment, badge printing, delegate list printing… all those things a proper event system would just do automatically.
I’m arranging an event at the moment for Computer Weekly writer Angelica Mari. She has just written her new book and if you look around for her on Linked In you should find the event, so this post is partly a plug for the event – do take a look and come along if you can – but also a gripe. Why can’t Linked In just make the whole process easier?