MeetUp: meetings of the friends of Beppe Grillo
MeetUp is a site that lets you organise meetings for people interested in a particular topic in every part of the world and also in every Italian city. MeetUp has 1,600,000 associates. Groups are created by whoever wants to. Each is autonomous and is classified according to the topics discussed. MeetUp offers a number of services like the managing of a group of associates, a mailing list, organising meetings, forums and so on.
It’s not free, but costs 19 dollars a month to create a group paid online to MeetUp (and I don’t get even a lira from them) and is only in English. I have created a category called Beppe Grillo and the first group in Milan has the name “Friends of Beppe Grillo” I will try to meet up with the groups in Italy during my tour and every time I’m participating in an event. I’m not promising, but I’ll do my level best.
Let’s give it a try.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)
How do I sign up to a group?
Simply visit the page beppegrillo.meetup.com and select the group in your city then sign up by giving your details. When you receive an email, click on the link given there. This will bring you to a confirmation page. Click on this and you can sign up to the group and state your reasons for choosing to join the group.
How can I create a group in my city?
Anyone can create a group in any city.
Simply sign up to Meetup, visit the page beppegrillo.meetup.com/create and choose the appropriate country and the city where you want to create the group. On the next page you enter information about the group you want to create (access rights, frequency of meetings etc.)
Then just go ahead and pay using a credit card or paypal.
What can I do by using Meetup?
Participate in the Events. If you click on Eventsyou can see the groups events and by clicking on RSVP (Répondez s'il vous plaît) you can confirm your intention to come and also see who else is coming.
See the other members of the group. Click on Members to read the profiles of those who are group members
See and send images. Click on Photos to see photos sent in by group members.
Discuss Group Projects. Click on Message Board to use Meetup’s discussion forum to promote concrete actions connected with the group.
Give your opinion in opinion polls. Click on Polls and say what you think about the poll that is currently running.
Invite other friends to take part in the group. Click on Invite Friends and send messages inviting your friends to join the group.