I’ve been sick with the flu for the past couple of days, and while I’ve been lying in bed drowsing under Nyquil’s influence, I’ve been thinking a lot about my new job, Spotflag. The name of the site has been flitting around our campus, but most people seem a little confused as to what it actually is, and I figured that here was as good a place as any to provide a clear answer.
I started working for Spotflag after being referred there by a dear friend and Theta sister of mine. Our campus, University of Chicago, was one of several chosen as part of the site’s nationwide launch. We’ve been working hard to promote the site on campus (you might have seen us on Bartlett Quad!)–admittedly, we were off to a bit of a shaky start, but I feel confident that our students will soon be fans.
For those of you still wondering what’s going on:
Spotflag.com is an online bulletin board geared towards the University community (you must use your @uchicago.edu email address to register). Signing up is free, fast and easy! Once you are a member, you can “check in” on the site anywhere, using your laptop or iPhone/iPad, and Spotflag will pull up a list of events happening around you. You can also post your own events, club meetings, etc. (or just events you spot around campus that you think sound interesting!). The site is location-specific, so you can set a radius of anywhere from 100 feet to 25 miles, thus narrowing or widening the range of events that will show up!
Sign up at http://www.spotflag.com!