power user paradox
Meetup.com launched a drastic and much-hyped redesign last week, and as with many sites that serve an extremely dedicated group of users, some Meetup power users were pissed off. And they were loud about it.
The major changes affected the way Meetup pages look and made it possible for non-organizers to schedule Read More
One site redesign and a few thousands angry comments later, Meetup CEO Scott Heiferman has finally issued a public response.
The big news for angry organizers who wanted their old site back is that Meetup is listening to users and will be making changes to the redesign.
“Over the weekend, our team Read More
UPDATE: Meetup CEO Scott Heiferman Responds >>
Any time a popular web service undergoes a major redesign, there is a loud and angry response from unhappy users who liked the old version better.
Often a small but vocal minority can make a big stink. It’s the power user paradox. The folks who do the Read More
Meetup.com is announcing something big next week.
They’re calling it “New Meetup,” and more than 1,000 people have RSVP’ed to a secretive event at Irving Plaza.
The coming of “New Meetup” means the site you see today could soon be referred to as “Old Meetup.”
And Meetup is old–about nine years old Read More
Change is coming to Meetup.com.
The site, founded by Scott Heiferman in 2002, is not as sexy as Foursquare or as hyped-up as Twitter. But Meetup was a social network before social networks were cool, and it’s still going strong–which is more than a lot of proto-social networks can say.
In fact, 2010 was Meetup’s Read More
Meetup.com is jumping on the group buying bandwagon, launching a new feature called Meetup Perks.
The site is creating a self-serve platform so businesses can source deals to groups of potential customers.
Say you’re a computer supply store. Now you can use Meetup Perks to easily create a deal and offer it to Read More
On April 22, in a meeting room located in Baghdad’s Green Zone, Scott Heiferman, chief executive of Meetup.com, and Jason Liebman, chief executive of how-to video site Howcast, sat down with Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Barham Salih for some coffee. It was one of their last meetings as part of a Read More