Arts-Focused Directories and Zines

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2011-07-21 23:53:38
Compare NYC ARTS vs vs and other arts-focused listings. I'm the product manager of, and while it might be a little painful to see where we lag, we'll improve what needs to improve as a result of this comparison.
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Tagline(s)"Artlog is your contemporary art guide""New York's review of Cutlure""Your culture guide.""Open the Door" and "Five Thousand Reasons (and counting) to Love New York""News from the Lower-East Side"news, culture and life in and around new york
Design4.5 2 ratings0 no rating3.0 1 rating3.5 2 ratings4.0 1 rating3.0 1 rating3.0 1 rating5.0 3 ratings2.5 2 ratings3.7 3 ratings5.0 1 rating3.0 1 rating
User-friendly navigation3.0 1 rating0 no rating0 no rating4.0 1 rating4.0 1 rating3.0 1 rating3.0 1 rating4.3 3 ratings2.5 2 ratings4.0 2 ratings5.0 1 rating4.0 1 rating
StrengthsThe breadth of visual art--from long-established cultural institutions to individual artists showing locally--is incomparable, in my experience.Map navigation
WeaknessesAdvertisements and other "noise" detract from the experience and make it hard to find the information you're seeking.
Geographic Focusglobal, major cities around the worldfive boroughs of new york with other guides for major US citiesfive boroughs of new york city plus some of northern nj and upstate nyThe five boroughs of New York Cityfive boroughs of new yorkThe five boroughs of New York CityThe Lower East Side of NYC
Information for SeniorsNoNoYes Citywide seniors guide available at link to alliance to the arts with senior guide (but no specific mention)No
Museum ListingsYes with arts listings, lumped with galleriesYes times;q=Type%20of%20Attraction%3AMuseums;rpp=25Yes browsing category, filter by museumYes
Theatre ListingsNoYes some out of date listings... reviews and times;q=Event%20Type%3Atheater;rpp=25Yes search filter for theaterYes
Gallery ListingsYes category 'art' art categoryYes
Information for parentsNoNoYes kids search optionYes On nyckidsarts.orgYes "kid friendly" search filterYes Search filter for kids events, not a seperate guide or categoryYes
Information for people with disabilitiesNoNoYes Embedded within arts groups' profiles: Accessability guide with general information as well as an official pdf guide from the Mayor's OfficeNo
Nightlife ListingsNoYes party listings concertsNoYes Bars, clubs as well as movie showings and dancing
Critics' RatingsNoNo
Editorial CommentaryYes The majority of the content is written from an objective point of view, but the "Things to Do" features are written by and/or from the perspective of NYC ARTS staff and figures within the NYC arts cummunity.Yes
Integration of Partner Content
Google LoginNoYes
User-Generated CommentsYes
User RatingsYes
Search Results Quality Rating0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating5.0 1 rating0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating5.0 1 rating0 no rating
Discounts/Deals guideNoYes listings of free events free guideYes Free events guide, budget guide "free" search filterYes Features deals, has a guide of free events also discounts through promotional codes They do list free events and their advertisers often offer deals and discounts.
Integration with Ticket Providers (please explain)
"Share" functionalityYes
Personalization (e.g., "My")
Facebook Login on WebsiteNo
RSS Feeds
Facebook PresenceYes 1435 LikesYes
Content Distribution Partnerships
mobile application(s)NoYes iphone appNoYes NYC ARTS iPhone AppNoNo Mobile version of their site for smart phones, no mobile appNo
E-mail SignupYes
TwitterYes @artlog 13,920 followersYes 7,043 FollowersYes
LinkedInYes 271 Members
Flickr PresenceYes
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