Meetup.com Founded in Response to 9/11 Says Founder

You may be familiar Meetup.com, in fact you may even belong to a Meetup group or even a few Meetup groups, or participate in a Meetup meetup or two. The Meetup concept is simple: join a Meetup group (or found your own new Meetup group), which is hosted on the Meetup.com system, but with the express purpose of the Meetup group meeting in person. And that, says Meetup.com founder Scott Heiferman, is the whole purpose of the Meetup group concept which, says Heiferman, he founded in direct response to 9/11: to use the Internet to get off the Internet.