Communicating internally, within the team or office, happens primarily through emails, but emails don’t have the flexibility of a real-time conversation involving multiple people. That’s when instant messengers come to the rescue, which have their own share of issues. First and foremost is privacy and security — you cannot be talking about sensitive business information over MSN or GTalk.
Second is distraction from buddies in your IM list and that’s the reason most IM clients are banned behind the office firewall. A private corporate messaging client for communication and collaboration can solve the problem. HipChat is a great example of one such app.
In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting Jaconda. The developer describes Jaconda as an app for Project Team Chat. It allows you to create chat-rooms for projects and integrate them with your favorite tools. Teammates can chat from their browser or fill-in their Google Talk and add team chat to the Instant Messenger they love. Jaconda integrates with services like Github, Google Code, Pivotal Tracker and others. This helps to be on top of things and to see in real time what’s going on.
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There is no denying that Facebook is making social connections and interactions incredibly easy. After reinventing the concept of social networking, Facebook has now become a platform and a global phenomenon paving way for millions of people across the globe to come together. Now that access to the internet is ubiquitous and bandwidth is cheap, video conferencing and chat usage is exponentially on the rise.
The problem with popular standalone video chat and conferencing apps is that you’ll have to have a separate account and you’ll have to invite your friends to come on board in order to engage in a meaningful conversation. However, when it comes to Facebook, where all our friends seems to be online all the time, video chat apps help bring single click access to your social network.
After the jump we have some of the nicest video chat and conferencing apps on the Facebook platform are taken for a spin. Join us.
You visit your favorite website(s) daily and you love their communities, but you feel there’s something missing. Perhaps a live chatroom? Nurph has to be the easiest and fastest way to add a simple chatroom to any website, immediately, then securely sign in with your Twitter credentials. See how simply great it is after the jump (with screencast).
In the 21st century, an online service has the potential to garner hundreds of thousands of hits if it is social networking enabled. Networking is the key. Now after a decade of connecting with real world friends online, people suddenly have the desire to befriend strangers. Let us not get into the argument as to what good can come out of such an idea.
There are quite a few online chat services that help people to connect with random strangers irrespective of their geographic location and we’ve rounded up some of the best.