Instagram iPhoneGroups from online social networks often arrange real-world meets where you can get to know people you know (or don’t know) from the virtual world here in the real one.. Thursday, March 24, 2011 you can meet, shoot and share with other Instagrammers at Instagram’s Worldwide InstaMeet. It’s a locally global event where you can get together with other Instagrammers in your area (or whichever area you’re in at the time).

To see if there’s an InstaMeet near you, go to to join your city’s Instagram meetup group. If there isn’t a meet near you, it’s easy enough to set one up on the website. I’ll be at the Dallas InstaMeet in Deep Ellum. I hope to see some of you there!

The goal of the Worldwide InstaMeet is simply to get together with other Instagrammers in your area. In Portland, @grether organized one of the very first Instameets. “Just get people in a social space (coffee shop, pub, restaurant) with their phones and start talking about this shot or that, this app or that,” he says. That same approach has worked for Instameets in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York, too.

Check out the blog for a lot more information.