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Flickr co-founder’s new tool, Slack, seeks to reform workplace conversation


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In the world of online workplace conversation, here are plenty of options — in addition to Google Hangouts and individual chat clients like Pidgin or even AOL Instant Messenger, chatrooms aimed at the corporate world like Campfire and Yammer jockey for relevance in office culture. Flickr Co-Founder Stewart Butterfield and his team at Tiny Speck are entering the fray with Slack, a mashup of chatrooms and collaborative sharing tools that are meant to do away with redundant conversations in multiple places.

Slack was born out of a pivot, after Butterfield’s previous project, an MMO entitled Glitch, failed to gain traction.

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With the goal in mind to circumvent the slow conversations of email, Slack can be access via desktop or mobile and sorts every message into designated “channels” with hashtags. The app offers both group chat and private messaging as well as integration with a number of productivity apps…

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Start Up: Origami


The link below is to a new web application that is all about keeping families together via the cloud/web. It is not yet operational but you can sign up for early access (which I have done). I have no more idea about this site than what can be read on the website at the moment – but I’m intrigued. I’m looking forward to seeing what the site has to offer.

To sign up for early access visit:
http://origami.com/

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Sadly there was a problem posting the Storify web application story to the Blog today, so the link below is to the post on Storify. When I am able to do so, I will also backdate the post to the Blog and replace this post with it.

For more visit:
http://storify.com/particularkev/tumblr-s-photoset

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