Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Meetup's Message of Support to Manchester

Social networking / events site Meetup has had a hugely positive impact on the city of Manchester, bringing together literally thousands of people. It's great to see that, during a such a dreadful week, the Chief Exec of the site has reached out with this message via email. I'd like to thank Scott and his team for giving us the opportunity to create our own communities, also for this email message.

I am writing to extend my deepest sympathies to the Meetup community in Manchester after yesterday’s tragic attack.

One of the reasons Meetup exists is because of what I saw in NYC in the days after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. I saw my neighbors turn to each other and support each other. Terrorism aims to create fear and distrust. We started Meetup to create communities that do the opposite.

After yesterday’s terrible events, know that Manchester needs the strength and bonds of real community.

Thank you today (as everyday) for everything you do to bring people together.

Scott Heiferman,
Meetup Cofounder and CEO

Manchester's nightlife and Meetup scene has quietened off recently, understandably, but we will bounce back as a city and with support from a certain brilliant social networking site.

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