As you may have heard, the very popular real-world social networking site Meetup is starting to charge moolah to the tune of US $9/month. As you may also know, we use Meetup to loosely manage the Vancouver weblogger meetups (tonight’s is being merged with ye olde Beercasting–maybe they all should be?).
A meetup was scheduled tonight because of my biggest complaint about Meetup.com–they force you to book one event a month.
I’m not willing to pay CAN $130/year for what amounts to a fancy e-mail list. Has anyone tried Upcoming.org? I figured I’d migrate the list over there, after maybe taking a quick poll as to the future direction of the group.