[technology taskforce] At-Large use of Group Chat applications - what's your take?
chris.gift at icann.org
Fri Mar 10 06:59:39 UTC 2017
Thanks for this. It’s great stuff. I would also look at visibility, archiving, and data access – all core to our transparency and accountability mandates.
On 3/9/17, 6:45 AM, "ttf-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org on behalf of Dev Anand Teelucksingh" <ttf-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org on behalf of devtee at gmail.com> wrote:
;-) which is what happens when I try to have too many drafts onscreen.
As I was saying, I do need feedback on what this group wants regarding
group chat applications
Some of my thoughts
- we use Skype for At-Large chat
However there are disadvantages of using Skype
- chat history is not preserved - a lot of At-Large discussions over
the years have already been lost as persons upgrade their machines
- conversations on various topics happens in one group so as multiple
persons chime in at different times, potential conversations/insights
on a particular topic/issue are lost in the one stream.
- no ability to search messages across all skype groups - one has to
remember what skype group a potential message was in to find it
QUESTION : Any other disadvantages to note?
- there are a myriad of group chat applications - Slack, Hipchat,
- all share common features
- creating public rooms or channels for groups and/or topics
- creating private groups not visible to persons outside of such groups
- mobile apps to get push notifications and to respond to
messages via mobile more effectively
- ability to search across all channels and rooms
- can be administered by staff to create/archive/delete rooms/channels
- staff/admins have more control to add/remove/invite persons
- allows for extensions/integrations so that different services
can be integrated (eg Twitter notifications to a channel, email to a
QUESTION: Any other core features to note?
Based on these core features, Group chat offers significant benefits than Skype
- potential for At-large community members to be added by Staff and
added to channels of their interest
- potential to reduce email overload
- ability to find messages and conversations when they have time and
new found interest to learn/participate more
QUESTION: Any other core benefits?
QUESTION - Are there any specific feature that makes a specific group
chat stand out in terms of which one should be picked?
QUESTION - What do we want to recommend for ALAC/ICANN as next steps?
Looking forward to comments
On Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 10:02 AM, Dev Anand Teelucksingh
<devtee at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear All,
> Here's the slides for the TTF session at ICANN58
> (editing link, no Google login required)
> Still have work on Policy tracking and how At-Large should use group
> chat applications
> Whilst I put together the policy tracking slides, I do need feedback
> on what this group wants
> regarding group chat applications
> Some of my thoughts
> - there are a myriad of group chat applications - Slack, Hipchat,
> Rocket.chat, Mattermost
> - all share common features
> - creating public rooms or channels for groups and/or topics
> - creating private groups not visible to persons outside of such groups
> - Group chat applications have signf
> Re: Group chat applications,
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