What is The WELL?

Welcome to a gathering that's like no other.

The WELL, launched back in 1985 as the Whole Earth 'Lectronic Link, continues to provide a cherished watering hole for articulate and playful thinkers from all walks of life.

Why is this conversation so treasured?

Why did members of this community pull together to buy the service?

[Check out the story of The WELL...]

Where in The WELL are you?

Scott Underwood, communicator, coach
Long before I became its cohost, the Music conference was my first destination, followed later by New Music, its slightly younger neighbor. They're both filled with people who listen to, play, and discuss music with a scary amount of knowledge and passion. And since I moved here six months ago, the San Francisco conference has been my main source of information about the fabulous city. [See more people, more suggestions...]


Featured Conversations

The ISIS Crisis
What is the attraction for international recruits? (Members only)

Fake live recordings
What famous live recordings really weren't? (Members only)

Coming to the WELL Picnic and Independence Party?
Celebrate two years of the latest chapter of this community September 20th (Members only)

Much more to talk about...


Getting into The WELL

Membership is not for everyone, partly because we are non-anonymous here. Here's how to decide whether The WELL is for you, and whether you're for The WELL. [Before you join...]

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