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Slack is ruining my life and I love it
« on: June 20, 2019, 03:28:14 PM »
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Re: Slack is ruining my life and I love it
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2019, 04:20:25 PM »
My experience has been that most Slack channels I've been invited to die for lack of interest.

I found it worked great the first time I used it to encourage collaboration in a seminar. Worked so-so the second time. I'll probably try it again, but it's all group dynamics. You have to have a few active users and my seminars only have 8-10, so there's always a good chance nobody will take to it.

I suppose when you have a company of 30 you force onto it, then you're sure to have a few active users and sure to have it ruin your life.


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Re: Slack is ruining my life and I love it
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2019, 04:30:14 PM »
I think the use case for Slack is this.

- Slack: casual conversation, quick questions. If it goes on Slack, you are saying "go ahead and ignore this, anything important will come through another channel."
- Asana, Basecamp, etc: organizing, delegating and communicating about actual work
- phone or face to face: important communication that needs an answer now.
- email: Banned for team communication. Used for kitty videos, vendor and client communication if you can't get them on Asana (basically impossible with vendors, so email can't be killed).

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Re: Slack is ruining my life and I love it
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2019, 06:47:36 PM »
I've used slack for various different things and never really liked the UI. I never felt like I had a good flow and it felt like a cross between a forum script and IM.

>My experience has been that most Slack channels I've been invited to die for lack of interest.
same.

A lot of these are mobile first platforms and they need a better desktop experience. Might be part of it.

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Re: Slack is ruining my life and I love it
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2019, 11:22:21 PM »
For me Slack is really desktop first. It is for people who peer into the blue muse all day long and want to type

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Re: Slack is ruining my life and I love it
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2019, 12:45:43 PM »
I meant the dev is mobile-first focused so that desktop is back-seated. Slack is probably the least offensive here, but still applies.