ashi (ashi) wrote,
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Gatheroo

Meetup was a pretty cool thing, until they started charging group organizers $19 a month. I know, they wanted to make money somehow, but group organizers were orginally volunteers who provided a service for free. To have to pay for that privilege... well, it didn't go over particularly well.

I've been keeping tabs on other sites that are being put together as Meetup alternatives. Today I saw that Gatheroo is in Alpha and seems to be working. I joined, and I'm the sixth person from California to join! Many of the groups already created are in Minnesota, probably because Gatheroo is based there.

I created an American Sign Language practice group and one for the International Silly Beings of Nyo. Both can be found here:

http://alpha.gatheroo.com/groupsearch?search_city=San%20Jose

If I can get a few other people to join, I'll start scheduling some events.
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