Woah, Meetup Had a Huge Spike in January

had a record 1 million “joins” (when a user joins a Meetup group) in January, the same month in which Betabeat undertook a seven-day exploration of the compendium of subculture the site has become. We knew this thing was zeitgeisting! As you can see on this chart, the joins in January—typically a big month for Meetup, resolutions and all that—is a big, big spike and an all-time record. The news came via a mass email invitation to the grand opening of Meetup’s new NoHo headquarters (movin’ on up).