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, provides 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?

Jessica Mann Gutteridge, lawyer
One of the best things about The WELL is that it's not just online, but real and lasting friendships happen offline too. I love the New York conference for that, plus talk about real life, like finding an apartment or what's new in city politics. Popcult brings a hilarious, profane, and surprisingly insightful point of view to popular culture. My inner critic gets a daily workout in the Television conference, where members parse the latest episodes with the attention to detail of a Shakespeare seminar. [See more people, more suggestions...]

       

Featured Conversations

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

Texas, you've got a problem
The aftermath of Perry's indictment for abuse of power (Members only)

That amazing concert you just attended
What band have you been to see lately? (Members only)

Much more to talk about...

       

What are you lookin' at?

A rotating gallery of original photos by WELL members.


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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