In the last post I discussed the community on Facebook, this week I profile another community, Meetup. Meetup is solely used for groups to plan meetings; which makes it a perfect home for your science café. Those interested in attending your science café join the Meetup for your science café and get alerts when you post a new event. You can also use the space to take polls of members about topic ideas, venues, etc. Meetup also offers the option to post photos and files and pages about your event. You can even hold discussions as part of your Meetup site. There is a small fee for Meetup, paid by the organizer. Below is a list of several science cafés who use Meetup. Notice (on the left hand column of their Meetup page) that some of them also have Twitter accounts and Facebook presences. You don’t have to limit yourself to one type of social media.
Are you looking for more information on how to start a Meetup? Check it out on their site.
See how other Science Cafés are using Meetup: