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Bookmarks tagged with “communication”

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A better way to meet online.

Centered around fully customizable spaces, Gather makes spending time with your communities just as easy as real life.

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Hidden Architecture » Dolphin Embassy

"The Dolphin Embassy was a research project that never was built and that attempted to study the communication between the human being and the dolphins. It would have been built with asbestos cement and it moved with a solar panel and a motor."

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How Can Online Instructors Get Students to Talk to Each Other?

"We need to rethink discussion boards if they are ever going to be worthwhile. I am afraid that students’ experiences in classes they have taken in the past may be ruining the format for everyone."

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Globish Home - Globish.com

"Globish is a simple, pragmatic form of English codified by Jean-Paul Nerrière, a retired vice-president of IBM in the United States. It involves a vocabulary limited to 1,500 words, short sentences, basic syntax, an absence of idiomatic expressions and extensive hand gestures to get the point across."

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A detailed guide to colors in data vis style guides

How to create a color palette for the data visualizations in your organization.

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The Thoughtful Marketing Movement

Bloom & Wild's campaign to be more thoughtful around marketing and email lists.

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Text Chat Animator

Create realistic text chat animations that simulate messaging apps.

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Forem

"Forem is an open source community platform for cultivating modern, secure, and independent communities."

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Zulip

Chat for distributed teams.

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Lessons learned from six-years leading a community of practice

"I re-launched the Ministry Of Justice’s product management community of practice in 2016. It started with 10-12 people and, six-years later, it’s approaching 80 people. The same number of people have come and gone during that time. In 2021 I picked-up leadership across the user-centred, product and delivery professions, increasing my scope to 350+ people across 6 specialisms. Now’s a good time to reflect on what I’ve learned."

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no hello

please don't say just hello in chat

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Ways of working

Practical things you can do to help your team work together better - How to prioritise things - How to kick off a piece of work - How to be clear (and why it matters) - How to write like you speak - How to write bad first drafts - How to write weeknotes - How to create the conditions for success

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The agile comms handbook

"Agile comms is a set of techniques to help teams communicate clearly and creatively about work in progress. It helps you communicate faster and more flexibly, adjusting what you say to changing circumstances. It helps you use a human tone of voice, and a little creative flair, to get your point across to busy people."

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Sprout | Your space, your call

“Create a virtual space to meet, chat, and play with your favorite people.”

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The Metaverse Primer

"The Metaverse: What It Is, Where to Find it, Who Will Build It?"

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Element | Secure Collaboration and Messaging

"All-in-one secure chat app for teams, friends and organisations. Keeps conversations in your control, safe from data-mining and ads. Talk to everyone through the open global Matrix network, protected by proper end-to-end encryption."

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Matrix.org

"Matrix is an open source project that publishes the Matrix open standard for secure, decentralised, real-time communication, and its Apache licensed reference implementations."

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KOMP

"KOMP is a one-button computer, made specifically for those who have little to no experience using smartphones, computers and tablets."

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Creating Noto for Google.

"A typeface five years in the making, Google Noto spans more than 100 writing systems, 800 languages, and hundreds of thousands of characters."

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Discourse

"[A] modern forum software for your community. Use it as a mailing list, discussion forum, long-form chat room, and more!"

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Slack Communication Etiquette

"With a remote by default approach these days, more communication will follow on Slack. It’s time for us to establish a Slack Communication Etiquette. Chat can be problematic. This manifesto should help us to communicate better over Slack."

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Channels Are Free

Advice for Slack management.

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Slack Design Kit

In 2016, Slack was two years old and already used by millions of people. Our codebase had grown rapidly, and like many companies that focused on product/market fit, our code was built in a way that favored time-to-market over maintainability, consistency, or reusability.

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The sound of the dialup, pictured

If you ever connected to the Internet before the 2000s, you probably remember how it sounded. But what do these sounds mean?

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How to Deliver Constructive Feedback in Difficult Situations

"All my biggest regrets as a founder are around not having difficult conversations sooner. I could have helped team members improve faster, fired people with the wrong fit earlier, had so many more productive meetings. I could have created a more open company culture."

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Good collaboration, bad collaboration: A new report by Slack

"What makes for good team collaboration? We surveyed 7,000 knowlege workers in 17 countries to better understand top employee workplace values."

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The World’s Writing Systems

"This web site presents one glyph for each of the world’s writing systems. It is the first step of the Missing Scripts Project , a long-term initiative that aims to identify writing systems which are not yet encoded in the Unicode standard. As of today, there are still 146 scripts not yet encoded in Unicode."

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The Route of a Text Message

"This is the third post in my full-stack dev (f-s d) series on the secret life of data. This installment is about a single text message: how it was typed, stored, sent, received, and displayed. I sprinkle in some history and context to break up the alphabet soup of protocols, but though the piece gets technical, it should all be easily understood."

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Making Engineering Team Communication Clearer, Faster, Better

"Derek Parham specializes turning engineers into great communicators. Here's the framework he used to do it at both Google and on the Hillary Clinton campaign."

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The Signal Network

"My educated guess is that 50% of my job as a manager is information acquisition, assessment, and redistribution. It is my primary job and the efficiency with which I do this is a direct contribution to the velocity of the team."

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Letter locking

"Letterlocking refers to the technology of folding and securing an epistolary writing substrate to function as its own envelope – a vital communications technology before the invention of the mass-produced envelope in the 19th century."

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What walls are for

"I love walls with post its and index cards stuck on it and sketches on whiteboards. I like walls for planning, for thinking, for communicating and for analysing. And then you capture it all in a tool, like Jira."

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A user manual for me

"There are lots of ways to build good teams and working relationships. I’m currently training as an organisation and relationship systems coach with ORSC and there are lots of methods that help build teams and collaborations which I will share more of as I do the training (I’ll be fully qualified in January 2018). On a much simpler level though, before you get to the relational matter of teams, platforms and systems, it’s important for people to know your preferences as an individual."

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It’s simple

"While reading tutorials or watching presentations, I often come across this sentence: “it’s simple!”. The author uses that sentence to introduce an idea and explain something. I think “it’s simple” shouldn’t be used to explain something."

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“Just”

I feel like an idiot while doing my job.

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How to Rands

"One of the working relationships we need to define is ours. The following is a user guide for me and how I work. It captures what you can expect out of the average week, how I like to work, my north star principles, and some of my, uh, nuance. My intent is to accelerate our working relationship with this document."

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