sabato, settembre 10, 2011

"You know, being neighborly"

When the towers fell, I found myself talking to more neighbors in the days after 9/11 than ever before. People said hello to neighbors (next-door and across the city) who they'd normally ignore. People were looking after each other, helping each other, and meeting up with each other. You know, being neighborly.

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?

Forse non tutti sanno che i Meetup sono nati proprio in seguito all'11 settembre.
Lo racconta il fondatore Scott Heiferman in una email inviata a tutti i membri.

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