0257: /solo.at.pax

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Alone together

Even if you are going with a group, it can be hard to stay together when there is so much to see and do at major conferences like PAX.     If your buddies can’t get tickets and you are going solo to PAX, that doesn’t mean you will have no one to chill with.  In fact, you are probably already part of one of the largest groups there, those who are going solo.

If you are headed to PAX by yourself or lose your group of friends, then just check out or post on /solo.at.pax.  There you will find other solo PAX’ers looking for some tabletop action or just someone to wait in line with.  The impromptu meetup on /solo.at.pax is one of the best opportunities to meet some new people.  Don’t feel like eating alone? Post when you would like to grab lunch to /solo.at.pax and you can quickly get some company going.

And when the festivities are over, there is no need to go back to your hotel by yourself and watch TV.  One of the biggest parties is from the folks on /solo.at.pax who are all meeting up at FiRE + iCE for drinks and food.

Despite thousands of attendees all around you, if you go alone you can feel alone.  But thanks to the local web other soloists can find each other and at least dispel that ‘feeling alone’ part.

Note: PAX is not officially affiliated with the local web.  The above is just an example of what could happen when the local web launches at PAX East in April.

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0181:  /guys-feelings

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Safely support your emotional self when the culture won’t

Women and men are too often punished in our culture for having emotions.  Whether it’s negotiating salaries or projects at work, sharing home duties like dishes and parenting, or playing in the local soccer league, we’re often pressured to hide our feelings in order to seem collected and in control.

Although it works differently by gender, for men this often comes at the cost of depression and an overwhelming feeling of loneliness. Sharing your feelings can be dangerous.  localweb.is/guys-feelings is a place where men can connect to other men learning to navigate what it means to develop their emotional self, and embrace having feelings instead of fearing them.

Because the local web can be anonymous or pseudo-anonymous, you choose to share your identity or not. But either way you’ll get perspective, and it helps to know you aren’t alone…and it can also help you practically, like getting your questions answered about what to expect if you try out counseling for the first time, or which books were most inspirational to someone who’s trying to balance being tough enough to run a company and tough enough to dig deep into their inner life and express their emotions.

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