Social network site takes typical virtual interaction to meeting up with similar people face-to-face
Published: Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 21:03
Whether you’re an FGCU student into rock climbing or you’re into Chihuahuas, MeetUp.com can smoothly connect you to a group of people who love the same things in places all around your town or the world.
MeetUp.com is a very fluid moving website that posts a vast range of groups and their activities nearest you and across the country.
Taking a moment to search the MeetUp.com website could possibly connect you to making new friends, while meeting many on the same page with similar interests or hobbies.
The idea of MeetUp is using today’s technologies that have already “connected” millions through wires, to literally connecting people in person for hobbies, passions, events or celebrations.
Whether the meet-up is a small group for a birthday party, training for marathons, or an epic two-day music festival, it can be posted. If you can’t find any groups of the thousands in your area, you can even start your own.
The website is simple, smooth and can introduce you to a hobby or interest that you’ve never even heard of.
You can start out searching for a wine or dining club and wind up shaking it in the local belly dancing group two days a week.
With the variety of all that there is to see and experience in our world around us, MeetUp simply puts us in touch with a group of people on the same page.
The website not only can put people on the same page for adventure or hobbies, it also can get the word out about birthdays, any personal event or celebrations.
The log-on site is set up so you can log on and see your area’s and town’s “Trending Meetups” streamed across the top of the page. The site’s tools allow you to search for groups and meet ups with a means to sort your search, by how far away and even how many people are in the group.
You may type a topic or interest and ZIP code or address and search specifically for something or browse on the hunt for something new and fun to do.
When first getting onto the site the variety of groups and meet- ups alone are impressive with seemingly any possible like or interest covered.
When first searching the Fort Myers area, the page showed an amazing range of groups.
Groups and events from a weight loss and workout groups to mothers dubbed “SWF Mommas Getting Their Sexy Back,” to “Green Lifestyles in SW Florida” who are all about the details and practice of Southwest Floridians living in harmony with our environment.
The range of possibilities and interests that come together on MeetUp.com appear to be able to cater to most.
No matter how much time can be committed to a group, the site may also be a means to mix it up and try something new very easily.
Checking out a MeetUp could even be something new for you and a couple of friends to do sometime for fun.
Once going to a group meet up, there’s no commitment and you can be as involved as you would like. So why not mix it up and try something new?
Students can mix it up with meeting up.
MeetUp.com showed that Fort Myers has a 43-member wiener dog lovers group, a 302 -person belly dancers group and even a 33-person group of fun-seekers called “All-in-4-Fun in SW Florida.”
As FGCU students, we may not be into wiener dogs, fun seeking or belly dancing, but MeetUp can help you find and connect with others who love what you love to do … and then get into belly dancing.