By Julie Madsen
Meetup.com, Web site review by Julie
Meetup.com puts an interesting twist on Internet
chatrooms: It turns them into actual physical chatrooms, with
personal interaction. The Web site offers a list of topics that
others are planning to meet to discuss. After clicking on a city
(from a wordlwide list) and a subject that interests you, the Web
site displays the place, date, and the number of members who are
signed up for that meeting. You then register by entering your
e-mail address. But why choose meetups over their virtual
counterpart? If you really have to ask, Meetup gives some
glaring reasons: 1. Because nobody ever died of having too many
friends. 2. Because the Internet was made to connect people. 3.
Because you spend too much time in front of a screen.
The Reparations of History
What the modern world owes slavery.
How to Turn Neighborhoods Into Hubs of Resilience
Three places showing how to make the transition from domination and resource extraction to regeneration and interdependence.
The End of Growth
Richard Heinberg lays out what policy makers, communities, and families can do to build a new economy that operates within Earth’s budget of energy and resources.