On the Internet, people can communicate with thousands of friends at once, but when it comes to planning an actual get-together with a few friends, the Internet is not very effective, said Madison entrepreneur Mark McGuire.

So McGuire co-founded Nextt, “a private social network for friends to connect online so they can do more together offline,” the website http://www.getnextt.com/, says. The company announced Wednesday that it had attracted $700,000 in seed funding from investors. Read the full Wisconsin State Journal story here.