Facebook-based website Ticketcollective.com has been set up to let people know if their Facebook friends have spare tickets to the London Olympics 2012.
It was set up by London based company Bridging the Map, and although it currently only deals with the 2012 games, they are planning to extend to cover gig, festivals and sporting events.
The site is for information only and does not actually sell tickets, but it hoped that it will be a way to stop ticket touts by allowing people to see who has spare tickets – perhaps from getting more tickets than they thought they would from the first round of sales.
People use the ‘add tickets’ box to show they have spares, and people can search under the ‘who has spares’ checkbox.
Andrew Mobbs, managing director of Bridging the Map, said: “With the recent demand for Olympic tickets being so high and the confusion around who got what tickets, we decided to see if we could do anything to make the process more transparent and sociable.
“The application process for London 2012 Olympic tickets on the whole was a lonely experience, with individuals up at all hours applying for groups of tickets, and with a lot of people ending up disappointed. So we thought we'd make the whole thing far more sociable and ensure that those with tickets know which of their Facebook friends are attending the same events, and give those without tickets the ability to search and find friends who may have any spare.”