Strange rumblings from Meetup, that seem like shockwaves descending from their chamber-pot of chaos WeWork owner.
First, there was the “All is well; remain calm!” letter from Meetup, 10/11/2019:
Dear Meetup Member,
Thank you for your support and encouragement over these past few weeks. As you may be aware, there has been significant news about our parent company, WeWork, and what this means for the future of Meetup. As Meetup’s CEO, I want to personally tell you that we’re as committed as ever to bringing people together in person.
Every day, Meetup helps millions of people share the things they love, spark new passions, and seek support for life’s changes and challenges. You are at the center of every one of these tremendous connections. As the world feels increasingly disconnected, Meetup is more important than ever.
In recent weeks, we’ve received an outpouring of responses from our members expressing their support for Meetup and their encouragement to continue our mission for years to come. We want to keep hearing from you! Tell us how Meetup connected you with friends in a new city, introduced you to a new exercise routine, advanced your career, found you support in a time of need, or simply how you love Meetup. Share your stories on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram using the hashtag #meetuplove.
Thank you again for your support. We’re excited about the future of Meetup.
And yesterday, a letter from one of my Meetup groups:
By now, some of you may have heard that Meetup.com is changing their pricing model, and will begin charging meetup attendees.
Well the good news is that xxxx will continue to be free for attendees thanks to xxxx being a subscriber of the Meetup Pro network, which wasn’t affected by the pricing change.
In the words of H. Duck: “This does not bode well!”