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Going from on-line contact to face-to-face

I admit to having anti-socialist tendencies.  Left to my own devices, I tend to sit in my basement in front of the computer.  However, a new service has recently improved my social life.

http://www.meetup.com/ is a great idea.  Basically, this website unites people who share a common interest, and helps organize face-to-face meetings among these people.  Meetup.com was profiled in a recent article in the "New York Times":

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/03/13/technology/circuits/13meet.html

I've been to three Meetup.com meetings so far (I live in Rochester, NY), and all three were pretty good.  I thought I'd bring it to people's attention here, in case anyone else was interested.

(Other than being a user, I have no connection to Meetup.com.)

Alex Chernavsky
Saturday, March 15, 2003

Yeah, I hate the Socialists too, high taxes and all that. :)

sgf
Saturday, March 15, 2003

Yo Alex

Thanx for the link. Looks really interesting. I have just signed up for a couple of events in London(UK).

tapiwa
Monday, March 17, 2003

Actually, speaking of which. Might any of the London or UK crowd on this board be interested in a meet-up?

Looks pretty easy to set one up on the site.

tapiwa
Monday, March 17, 2003

Hi this is William from Meetup.  I'm glad you're all discovering our service. 

I was wondering whether there would be any demand in establishing a Fog Creek Meetup (as one of you suggested) please email me and let me know if this would make sense.

Thanks,

William

William
Monday, March 17, 2003

There is a pickup hockey game this week at 8, anyone interested?

anon
Monday, March 17, 2003

William, great job.

Prakash S
Monday, March 17, 2003

btw: Alex, thank you too:-)

Prakash S
Monday, March 17, 2003


Oh cool... a web based dating service...

I'm holding out for the web based "reality shows"

Joe AA
Wednesday, March 19, 2003

So I have to wear a flower to post on here now?

Simon Lucy
Wednesday, March 19, 2003

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