I can vouch for MeetUp as well. It's actually a very cool model. They 
provide free tools for people to self-organize and publicize their 
meetups on any topic. The only catch is that you have to choose from 
their list of approved venues, which includes many coffee shops, bars, 
book stores and restaurants in the Twin Cities. They make most of their 
money by charging the venues to be listed.

And yeah, it was the primary grassroots organizing tool -- besides his 
official blog -- for Howard Dean's (not John Dean) presidential 

I agree with Tim that it'd be a good tool for TCWUG, because (a) its 
search and listing tools could help us to attract new members, and (b) 
its simple auto-reminder emails could help boost turnout among our core 

Leif Utne
Online Senior Editor, Utne Magazine
Co-coordinator, Let's Talk America
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