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What's Up Kansas City?

The social media club of Kansas City had created a unique niche. Could be a model for other cities

When they first gathered four years ago in an Overland Park coffee shop, they harbored no doubts, none, that this social media thing had a future.

True believers. All six of them.

Look now at the Social Media Club of Kansas City: On Friday, about 150 members — and that’s just 5 percent of the total membership — crammed into the Google Fiber Space facility on Westport Road for the group’s monthly breakfast.

They were eager to learn and share updates of their club’s efforts to bring neighborhoods in Kansas City and Kansas City, Kan., into the ultra-high-speed fold of Google’s fiber experiment.

“Huge kudos to all of you involved,” club president Aaron Deacon told the capacity crowd.

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