Why Evite Sucks

In case you were wondering, this is why Evite sucks.

Long story short: In 2001 Evite was bought by IAC (the multi-billion dollar company that owns Ticketmaster, Ask.com, Expedia, HotWire, Match.com, etc) and set on auto-pilot because there was no real competitor. Hey, when your company owns 60+ businesses, and one of the smaller ones is maintaining a steady number of users and revenue even though people think it sucks, there's not a lot of incentive to pour money in and improve it. (Wired Magazine, amongst others, also reported on this recently.)

Fortunately, the founder of Friendster, Jonathan Abrams, founded a competitor: Socializr.com It's easy to use and it integrates with your account on lots of other sites like Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, Flickr, etc.

So if you've ever thought Evite sucked, now's the time to STOP USING IT!

I won't tell you you have to forward this post to 10 friends in the next hour or else a black cat will take a white-hot shit on your head from the top of a feline AIDS shelter, but there's a better solution, so let people know. (For the record, Socializr appears to be much better at its niche than Friendster ever was.)

Goodbye Evite, we won't miss you.

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Well, I never thought that evite sucked, but that's probably because I never use it. Because I'm easily swayed by whatever I read on blogs, I'll try this socializr thing out. That is, assuming I learn how to socialize.

I love how you named several of the companies that IAC owns but left out the fact they own PIC ubercompetitor collegehumor.com, which they purchased in September of 2006. Also, it was very big of you not to point out that since said purchase, IAC stock had fallen more than thirty percent. You're a good man, Court.

I, on the other hand, am an asshole.

Well out of over 60 businesses, I just named some of the most profitable. I'm sure you're also aware they own Citysearch, Home Shopping Network, and Bloglines. CollegeHumor is hardly a competitor - how often do you see pictures or videos or naked girls on PIC? (Maybe you wished more often, haha)

Is evite some east coast thing? I've never heard of nor seen this evite thing before.

Paul Frank was topless in the Full House video. Then again, Paul Frank is a contributer to collegehumor.


Basically, what I'm saying is that Paul Frank is why evite sucks.

Other Tyler, I'm surprised you haven't heard of Evite before. Their headquarters are in Southern California (they've moved from LA to SF to Oakland I believe).

I got here by googling about a problem I keep ecountering on the Evite suck site. Glad to know there's an option. I am on the East Coast (and many here use evite), and I am apparently not hip enough to know about Socializr.com (and old enough to think "how will the next generashun ever lern how 2 spell, if they constantly see words like Flickr and Socializr?")

Thanks for the tip ... gonna (case in point) go check it out!

I often find myself reluctantly turning to Evite. I hate it. Besides for the late-’90s styling, it’s got a clunky interface, is packed with ads, even to get details. But I’m familiar with it, as are all my guests, so in the interest of smoothness, we continue using it... ugh.