Group chat

June 21, 2007 at 5:00 pm (Uncategorized)

We have an enterprise IM service at work (that means it’s on our server, so only people within our organization and on our computers can use the service to IM other people within our org.)  It gets used some, but the number of people who prefer to use IM vs. email or the phone is not very high.  I was thinking that one to one communications are something that’s pretty well covered by existing technology – email and phone, mainly, and for people who don’t use IM for their personal life, IM might just be more noise for their work environment.  Group chat, on the other hand is something where email and phones are not the best answer.  In situations where people are spread out over a large geographical area, group chat can be a valuable addition to the organizational technology.

Blah blah blah.  Anyway, finding a good group chatting software can be a big pain.  Here’s one that I looked at earlier today.  I haven’t tried it out yet, but i did take the tour and read through their FAQs, and it looks like it could develop into a really nice app.

It’s called Campfire.  Check it out and let me know what you think of it.

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1 Comment

  1. Jeff said,

    You might also want to check out http://www.parlano.com. We are more geared towards large enterprise deployments and do not have a hosted solution but have a large following.

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