It's useful for local events, but very expensive for organisers ($15 a month for a basic events page). People pay purely because others use it, an open alternative would be 👍
Meetup's "network effect" might be overcome because it isn't a global network (e.g. someone in London is only going to care about meetups in London).
Also, an open alternative would be perfect fit for #federation, each community having its own instance.
@switchingsocial I haven't announced anything but that was my plan for the AP app i'm currently writing
Yeah, apps do seem to be important. For some people if there's no app the site doesn't exist.
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