Meetup’s Origins

A great email came through this morning from Meetup HQ, touching story of community in the face of 9/11/01 and how it led to the online-to-offline movement and application. The whole thing is here, but I thought this was a great quote to consider when it comes to the value and reason for what can be accomplished through the series of tubes:

A lot of people were thinking that maybe 9/11 could bring people together in a lasting way. So the idea for Meetup was born: Could we use the internet to get off the internet — and grow local communities?

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