Hosting a party in the digital age

by Hugh

Next time you host a big party with many different people, why not set up a web page with URLs of attendees, so people can figure out if there is anyone they’d like to talk to?

Was just at a wedding this weekend, and luckily ended up chatting with Jason and Kirsten … (whose blogs I found only afterwards, merci google). But I would have liked to pop by to say hello to Todd Swift: I knew he was a poet, but even better, I just discovered that he writes a weblog called Eyeware: Poetry, Politics & Culture in the Digital Age, which sounds like it’s right up my alley.

How many other people at that event, I wonder, have interesting web presences that would have helped me emerge from my usual “sit in corner with Christine and consume alcohol with a wry smile” approach to big events?