Events should be implemented well in order to encourage upkeep from facebook users who currently find it all too convenient to use. Events should include ical and .ics support AND the facility to invite non-diaspora members (adding their email addresses - it would send an email invite complete with .ics attachment to the recipients - maybe even inviting facebook members) would allow diaspora to be used for organisation of realworld events - and could be done in such a way as to raise awareness to those being invited to events of what diaspora does.
If this could be done in a way so as to include a calendar with good functionality (ical support, adding other webcalendars, adding private events), even better - it could offer users an alternative to google calendar, offering an incentive for people to use diaspora even though the network effect continues to work in facebook’s favour.
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