Why does the Joomla User Group of Dallas / Fort Worth use Meetup.com? Perhaps the better questions would be: Why both a Meetup site and this Joomla website? Why not just one or the other? Why make me register in two different places?
Meetup.com provides the group with several advantages. It comes with a pre-built audience which includes quite a number of local web developers and internet entrepreneurs. Individuals on meetup are notified whenever a new group starts that may be similar to their interests. Meetup groups also rank high in search engines. By being a part of Meetup.com, we increase our visibility.