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Archive for the ‘Instant messaging’ Category

May 11th, 2007

A Skype application for the Blackberry that works? Maybe?

I saw this a few days ago and have held off writing about this Skype for Blackberry app until I had some time to play with it:
IM+ for Skype Software by SHAPE Services is a mobile client for Skype Software. It enables voice and text communication with other Skype users as well as cost-effective calling […]

By Tris Hussey -- 3 comments

April 25th, 2007

How can I use Twitter for business?

Twitter is hot among us bloggerati, geekerati, digerati, etc.  All day long I get “tweets” (a message in Twitter) from my friends and other information sources (like CNN and the BBC).  Before I get into how you really can use Twitter in your business life, let me explain it (if you don’t know about it).
Twitter […]

By Tris Hussey -- 7 comments

April 11th, 2007

New IM clients coming from RIM for your Berry

Yep, I’ve been trying to do more with my Berry lately.  In fact yesterday I was in Victoria and had to drive all over looking for an apartment to rent.  Man did Google Maps come in handy.  Let’s see, okay I’m here and I need to get to this address, map it for me.  You […]

By Tris Hussey -- 0 comments

January 24th, 2007

Gaim lets you encrypt your IMs, of course so does Skype

Gina on LifeHacker tells you how to encrypt your IM conversations using the universal IM client Gaim.  It’s simple, easy and … both of you need to be using Gaim for it to work.  I have a love-hate relationship with trying to encrypt IM.  I think one reason that I like Skype is that everything […]

By Tris Hussey -- 0 comments

January 18th, 2007

Listen to Stowe, good rules for IM etiquette (IMquette?)

I live and die by IM.  I have it open all the time.  I even have it on my Blackberry (Gtalk).  Now, there is some etiquette to IM.  Yes, really.  No, I’m serious, there is.  Sometimes people don’t follow it (sometimes I’m even guilty of it), but there is one.  Recently there was a parody […]

By Tris Hussey -- 0 comments

January 16th, 2007

Web Workers toolkit, is it enough?

Another good post from WebWorkerDaily.  They list the core tools for distance collaboration.

Text chat
Web Conferencing
Document collaboration
Group online document sharing
Shared calendars
Message forums
video chat

No doubt that these are extremely important.  I use all of them, except for wikis.  No doubt as well that video and web conferencing has made use strides since I first tried them in […]

By Tris Hussey -- 1 comment

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