The New Collaboration? The State of Group Chat

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TorCamp is experimenting collectively with new channels of real-time (chat) collaboration while simultaneously trying to conduct business and plan future events and advocacy with city politics etc.

Here I am in 3 skype conversations, 2 gtalk, a few msn, gmail and a campfire conversation with about 40 people.

The exact same 40 people mind you.

So far this experiment is somewhere between a brilliant insight into the new collaboration — or a complete disaster. staying tuned.

see also Albert’s take on the same conversation: The “Always-On” Unconference & Ad-Hoc Virtual Communities