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. Today — 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).

There are InstaMeets happening in over 300 cities all over the globe today. Finding an InstaMeet is easy. Go to to find and join an InstaMeet near you. I’ll be at the Dallas InstaMeet in Deep Ellum (it looks like we’re meeting up at the Deep Ellum Green Line stop around 6:15 PM or so). 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.