10. The Facebook Calendar


Call it “the social butterfly effect”: Social networking sites have triggered a pleasant metamorphosis in the process of organizing social events. In the old days—not so long ago—keeping track of the invitations and RSVPs for a large gathering could be a real headache for the host. And as a guest, you often had no idea whether there’d be lots of groovy people you knew at a particular event, or whether the high point of your evening would be something wrapped in phyllo dough you snagged from a passing hors d’oeuvres tray.

But over the last several years, sites like Evite have made it easy for hosts to manage ...

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