Yesterday, Dave Winer says that ‘It’s time to open open Social Networking again‘ – I agree. (Though I will add that I wasn’t aware anything had ‘closed’ ;)
At about the same time he posted that, while sat here in a hotel in Cambridge MA, I get a tweet from a buddy who says there’s an impromptu Boston Twitter meetup going to happen in town tonight.
So, my mind starts ticking for a second, and bang!! I buy tweetup.com – hehe
I can already see a global network of communities building around it, ON TOP of the Twitter ‘platform’ – think multi-lingual global cityname subdomains. Aggregate feeds of each, connected by the participants of the communities. boston.tweetup.com, london.tweetup.com, melbourne.tweetup.com etc, etc.
I *know* you get the picture.
All this will need a calendar system of course. Or we’ll all be late / early! ha!
I’ve met so many people in ‘real life’ (IRL) via Twitter actually.
Let’s turn colliding, fleeting, passing electrons into flesh-pressing real relationships.
This is BIG!!
And, my friends – the planet is SMALL! A LOT smaller than you think.