Re: Looking for a communications tool
From: Bill Thompson (cohohouserock.org)
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2021 07:36:29 -0700 (PDT)
There seems to be some blurring of topic for me in this discussion, but this is 
for want of understanding.  Good transmitters. Poor receiver.

Is not Slack a messaging platform? And is that not distinct from a mailing 
group or Listserve? groups.io <http://groups.io/> is, as I understand it, a 
mailing list vehicle. Please enlighten me.

And while clearing my cobwebs…is there a reason / are there reasons why 
groups.io <http://groups.io/> is favored over something like Google Groups? 
(which also makes for easy access to additional tools like Google Docs and 
Sheets and such? Apart from the fact that Google is evil. Besides that.)

I am not advocating. I’m trying to understand, and clearly need help!

Bill

> On Apr 21, 2021, at 10:22 AM, Yochai Gal <yochaigal [at] gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> We also use Groups.io. We migrated from Yahoo Groups.
> We also use WhatsApp pretty heavily for quick questions (does anyone have
> any bread?). There are better apps, of course.
> 
> On Wed, Apr 21, 2021 at 10:17 AM Henning Mortensen <hmortensen [at] gmail.com>
> wrote:
> 
>> We use groups.io which is an email forwarding solution.  It allows you to
>> define groups and send email to the whole group. Also has good search
>> capabilities and the price is right ie. Free
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> 
>>> On Apr 21, 2021, at 8:08 AM, Lauren Lake <laurenlake161 [at] gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Greetings Marcia,
>>> 
>>> I have used Slack in two cohousing groups, and was the instigator in
>> bringing it to my second group. I think what sold it was the channels, so
>> people could focus on topics they cared about. In both cases, it was rolled
>> out as an alternative that we would be trying out for a couple of months
>> before voting to make it official.
>>> 
>>> Regarding your subsequent question about archives, we do not routinely
>> archive any messages, and can use search to find old topics. Neither of the
>> two communities is using a paid account, so there is some risk of older
>> messages being lost. But those messages get lost when the recipients leave
>> or clean out their email. A real plus is that new members can see old
>> conversations, something not possible with email.
>>> 
>>> Happy to chat further if you want to reach out directly.
>>> 
>>> Lauren
>>> 
>>> 
>>> From: Marcia Zuckerman (marciazuckermanmac.com)
>>> Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 20:21:40 -0700 (PDT)
>>> After a long period of resistance, I was able to learn to use Slack as
>> part of
>>> a political campaign this winter.  For those not familiar, it’s a group
>>> communications platform that
>>> allows for multiple "channels" for different topics, with various threads
>>> within the channels.  You can follow channels more or less closely
>> depending on
>>> your interests and needs.  Lots of bells and whistles and very hard to
>> get
>>> oriented to initially.
>>> 
>>> Is anyone using Slack in cohousing, and has anyone found a similar tool
>> with an
>>> easier user interface?
>>> 
>>> Marcia Zuckerman
>>> Bay State Commons Cohousing
>>> Malden, MA [near Boston]
>>> 
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