Alternatives to Meetup.com - Pros/Cons for Organizers/Members
Meetup.com was founded in 2001 with the simple mission of letting people join groups, RSVP for events and meet other people. It helped get people off the Internet and online relationships, and forced them to mingle in real life relationships. Not only was this a noble cause, it was also free to both members and organizers.
That all changed in 2005, when they started charging anyone who wanted to start a group. This was decided i