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Connecting in Real Life

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Real-life Meetups Make the World a Better Place



When I first heard about " Meetup ," I had no idea why or how it started, but it sounded like a neat idea. Then a few days before the tenth anniversary of 9/11, an email arrived from Meetup co-founder and CEO, Scott Heiferman. I was so impressed, I asked if I could share it — but in order for it to not get lost in a sea of 9/11 posts and reflections, I wanted to let some time elapse.

His message reminded me of two things: the tragedy of 9/11 changed life forever in the United States, but some goodness resulted; and the importance of real-life, or as my friend, Jake, likes to say — "tangible," connections need nurturing in order for each of us to thrive.

Scott's message:
Scott Heiferman, CEO
and co-founder, Meetup Fellow Meetuppers,

I don't write to our whole community often, but this week is special because it's the tenth anniversary of 9/11 and many people don't know that Meetu…
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