Slack

☀☀☀☀☀ Team communication is revolutionized with Slack, a website and mobile app that allows companies or groups to stay in touch with each other and organize projects. Could be useful in a newsroom or anywhere people work remotely. Great way to stay on topic and to pitch ideas. Example: I’ve got one Slack channel for story ideas, and one for social media tips. Anyone can contribute to these, but private channels are also available. It took about 15 minutes of exploring the app to finally get the hang of it, but the bottom line is: it’s worth the learning time. This app makes communicating easier, period. Major media companies who use this to improve their communication are The UK Times, Lush Cosmetics and DoSomething.org. —Melissa Szenda

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