Ticketmaster Announces New Facebook App
Just when we thought the world couldn’t get any smaller and Facebook’s reach couldn’t get any bigger, Ticketmaster decided to announce its latest concept—an app that lets users buy concert tickets without ever leaving the can’t-live-with-it-can’t-live-without-it social networking site.
This collaboration, which is also marked by a link with Spotify, recommends events to fans based on their listening habits and those of their Facebook friends. The idea is to generate more ticket sales by allowing site users to search through Ticketmaster’s events, see which ones their friends are attending or interested in, read gig reviews, create concert “wish-lists,” RSVP to events, and purchase tickets, all through Facebook’s new Timeline interface.
Additionally, Facebook will help generate band and event recommendations for users based on musical page “likes” and tracked Spotify listens.
Once fans purchase their gig tickets, the news shows up on their timelines, with a tag that reads, “I just bought tickets.” All you have to do is “like” the Ticketmaster page on Facebook.
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