Meetup.com, Web site review by Julie Madsen
Meetup.com 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.