Monday, Aug. 23, 2004

A convenient, non-threatening way to connect to other people who share similar interests and live nearby. The gatherings are off-line — what a concept — and can take place anywhere, such as a coffee shop, bar, bowling alley or dog park. Browse by topic/type (graphic design, cat rescue, atheists, moms) or zip code to find a group to join. Members vote on where to meet next.