For a few months, my friend Scott has been telling me about Meetup. Well, I checked out the site and I think it's worth a look.
200,000 people have signed up for this free service. In a nutshell, they coordinate monthly meetings on specialized topics (in person, in cafes) in 500+ cities a month.
So, for example, it turns out that there are more than 12,000 witches signed up, folks who like to meet and talk about witchcraft and stuff. The nearest meeting to my house is at Gloria Jean's coffee in White Plains on Tuesday at 7.
Who knows. Maybe they'll establish a worldwide network of Purple Cow readers soon. After all, this seems like the definition of early adopter sneezers to me.