power user paradox
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
New York Tech Meetup had its first meetup of 2011 last night at its usual spot, the Skirball Center at New York University off W. 4th, and attendees seemed glad to be home after community board elections forced the December meetup to an away venue.
“Skirball!” hecklers shouted, when the audience was prompted for questions Read More
At Daylife, a digital media services start-up, founder and chief executive Upendra Shardanand and his team of young engineers have a name for a new breed of journalists: RoboCop editors. These are the folks who have the skills of both a top-notch software developer and a tested newspaper editor. They can create Web Read More
Last night, on June 2, Jason Calacanis was introduced as Silicon Alley’s “original pimp” by Meetup’s Scott Heiferman and debuted a new version of his “human powered search engine,” Mahalo.com. “My wife is here,” Mr. Calacanis said to the crowd of about 775 entreprenuers, venture capitalists, tech geeks and Silicon Valley randoms who 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
See video of my announcement of all this at our 11/11 Meetup: http://www.centernetworks.com/ny-tech-meetup-future
Dawn & I got the NY Tech Meetup going, but now it’s yours.
CEO, Meetup (the platform for 50,000 Meetup Groups, including the NYTM; To be clear, I’m not stepping aside as Meetup CEO!)