Hats off to Noah Brier and Piers Fawkes for starting the Likemind events. What’s Likemind? Just a chance for those involved in marketing and blogging to meet in an offline setting. For the cost of a cup of coffee, you can meet your peers, make connections and have some good, old-fashioned conversation. Yesterday’s was the fifth such event and, as far as I could tell, was the most attended one to date. With a nod to Seth Godin, I ribbed both of them that they’d “unleashed an ideavirus”: Others have started Likemind events in San Francisco, Seattle and Oslo, Norway. Interestingly, David Armano noted that there was a similar event in Chicago yesterday as well.
This underscores for me is that even in a flat, digitally connected world, there’s still a strong desire for a face-to-face community.
I’ve posted some photos after the jump: