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...]

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. [Joining us...]


Featured Conversations

Happy Birthday, everybody! The WELL was launched as a subscription online community on April 1, 1985. Join the celebration 4/2 from 6pm on at the Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell Street, SF. The main event is at 7:30. Free for members, $10 everybody.

Meeting for the first time
Face to face with "strangers" you only know from The WELL (OPEN for all to read)

Plans for the Rickshaw Stop and St. Stupid's Parade
More about the anniversary events. Plus drift! (Members only)

Motorcyclists who mow
Real bikers also ride lawnmowers? (Members only)

Much more to talk about...


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