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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Creating a Social Network by Angela Crocker

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Get Together in Person

Sometimes fostering a vibrant community means throwing a party. Well, okay, it doesn’t have to be a party, but it’s fun to bring people together in the real world.
Get-togethers are such a great idea that there are social networks, such as Meetup, devoted to bringing people together. Your network may use a tool like Meetup or perhaps you’ve got an event planning feature built into your social network. (Pop back to Chapter 4 if you need a refresher on the events feature.) Either way, it’s a good idea to bring people together in real time.
So what kind of get-together should your social network host? There are lots of options with many variables. You can spend a little or a lot. You can have a few people or thousands. ...

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