Thursday, February 18, 2016
Staying updated without missing out
With the barrage of information in our world today, it's easy to lose track. Especially when it comes to events and happenings around us. Some of us may have this fear of missing out (FOMO in short), which is why when it comes to staying in the loop of what's happening, it's always good to have a little extra help. Here are some examples on I keep my updated with the latest buzz around town:
1. Mainstream media: Yep, when it comes to the big events around town, I still go for the mainstream media like Straits Times or Today. They do have pretty good coverage and publicity on cool events like Singapore Art Week or Singapore Night Festival on their online platforms. All I do is just to like/follow them on social media and whenever there's something big upcoming, they will automatically appear on my news feed. Guess Facebook really understands what I like now.
2. My social media network: Sometimes the best recommendations come from friends, so I regularly keep an eye out for updates from my friends: where they're going, their recent pictures, etc. Plus my friends are either bloggers, performers and fellow adventure-lovers like me, so it's not difficult for me to stay in touch.
3. Event promotional sites:I If I am feeling a little more adventurous, there are sites like Eventbrite as well, where you get to see interesting events nearby your area. They include free and paid events, but one thing good about sites like this is that you get to explore events that are out of your comfort zone. It is also a good place for organisers to publicise their events too, if you want to reach out to a bigger crowd.
4. Event ticketing sites newsletter: I also sign up for newsletters with even ticketing sites like Peatix, where they will occasionally deliver the latest ticketed events in town. A good way to see which artists or exhibitions are in town.
Of course, those are not the only ways to stay informed on the latest events in town, but they are my favourites. Simple, varied and timely. You should try them out too, if you're like me who has this fear of missing out.