| July 12, 2002, Web site review by Julie Madsen puts an interesting twist on Internet chatrooms: It turns them into actual physical chatrooms, with personal interaction. The Web site offers a list of topics that others are planning to meet to discuss. After clicking on a city (from a wordlwide list) and a subject that interests you, the Web site displays the place, date, and the number of members who are signed up for that meeting. You then register by entering your e-mail address. But why choose meetups over their virtual counterpart? If you really have to ask, Meetup gives some glaring reasons: 1. Because nobody ever died of having too many friends. 2. Because the Internet was made to connect people. 3. Because you spend too much time in front of a screen.
--Julie Madsen
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