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07-07-2017, 07:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Artashes View Post
Hey Derek,

Love the parallels you are drawing, but I only half-agree. Comparing Slack to forums is quite a stretch. Slack is an email killer, not a public forum killer. If anything, Google and social media is more of a forum killer than Slack. Having said that, I do understand and agree with your assessment that in addition to time, people who have transitioned into specific jobs have gravitated away from the playground such as a forum.

Now that we mentioned collaborative team communication apps, I've used both Slack and Flock for various projects and I must say that I think I prefer Flock. It is faster and easier to figure out. Slack has an awesome look and deeper integrations (and seems to be more widely accepted), but I find that more people I've used it with have struggled to understand how to use it. Flock is more intuitive imho.
I just wanted to throw that POV out there. Slack as a replacement is a stretch, but that specific group was on the far end of the spectrum, so it worked.

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