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October 05, 2005

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Dossy Shiobara

Funny, when I was reading this news today, I was thinking: "Why not WhizSpark?" :-)

Sooz

A while ago Meetup changed the "same day" constraint. You can add new events and make the date(s) whatever you want. I like Meetup for topic-oriented events (like the Wi-Fi Meetup I organize) and Upcoming.org for social events (like the game night I organize).

Greg Gershman

Other important things to consider are location (Upcoming was in LA, I think, and Meetup in NY) and size (integrating 3 people vs. 20 is a lot easier).

Peter Caputa

Thanks for the update, Sooz.

Good points, Greg and Sooz.

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