Thousands of people who are out of work are resurrecting something that grew out of the dot-come implosion several years ago.
They're going to pink slip parties.
The parties connect job-seekers with recruiters and internet networking sites. There was one this morning at the u-Wink restaurant in Mountain View this morning
This is how it works, the organizer meets someone in the room who is looking for work as a computer programmer, and he knows someone looking for a programmer, he connects the two through Facebook or Twitter.
It's a real upgrade from years ago when people would take a card and get back to you.
Job seekers say they like where it's going.
Today's gathering was only a warm-up to a Monday night mixer at u-Wink where big screens will each have a live Twitter feed describing people who are in the room so employers, can connect with them.