0257: /solo.at.pax


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.

We are building the local web and sharing a new way to use it each day.

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Image via Lay-luh on Flickr

0214: /anyone.still.up


I’m up, you’re up.  Maybe we              can be up together.

Anyone with insomnia will know that the later it gets, the less people are online.  If it’s late enough, then maybe people in a different time zone are just waking up but they won’t be in the same state of mind as you.

This is when it can get pretty lonely.

It can feel as if you are the only one on earth who is up at this late hour but that’s obviously not true.  Statistically, there is probably a bunch of people still awake within a mile.  1 in 3 people have mild insomnia, so those are some good odds.

At localweb.is/anyone.still.up you can find these people.  People just like you.  Awake when they don’t want to be, just looking for someone to talk to.

The best part is that this slash is usually dead through out the day, but the later it gets in the night, the more activity there is.  This causes /anyone.still.up to rise on the front page at localweb.is. Simultaneously, the lack of activity in other slashes in the wee hours causes them to fall.  So its often the case that /anyone.still.up is the top slash in your area at that time.

It’s not often you can go from feeling like you are the only one to feeling like you are part of the dominate group, but the local web can make that happen if only for a few hours before dawn.

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Image via Paul Lofeodo on Flickr