This week’s material opened up a new world of social networking tools for me. I’m quite familiar with a few social networking tools, but am a complete novice in others…..like MEETUP. While browsing different social networking tools, I especially got caught up with meetup.
I think meetup is a great online tool that helps connect people offline. It offers diverse benefits. I can say for myself that I am a typical stay at home mom with only a few acquaintances and friends. This is further enhanced by the fact that we don’t have any family here. I have always felt that I lack support in many aspects. While exploring meetup in detail, I realized that it is a perfect tool for people like me.
Five real cool things about this tool are:
1- The diversity offered by meetup. When I signed up for it, I realized that there are a bunch of options to choose from, regarding your areas of interest. Name anything and you got it here!
2- All the categories are sub-categorized thus making it even more customizable according to your interests.
3- It is fun to find local people who share common interests as you.
4-Ability to start a new group, if you cannot find one that matches your interests.
5-Meeting up with your group members in person, instead of just online like in some other social networking tools.
As I said earlier, I am a novice. I am looking forward to experimenting with this tool and meeting new people who share my interests and are easily accessible to meet with, in or near my area of residence. I am interested in a particular group, mind and meditation. I am very excited that I found this great resource and I hope it will benefit me in my present day as well as future life.
Having said that, meet up can be a great resource in promoting health of a community by providing support opportunities to it’s members. And as we all know, this is what Public Health is all about….on a larger scale!