Posts Categorized: Online groups

Who says email is no longer an effective means of collaboration?

In yet another article slamming email, and lamenting the lack of alternatives, Robert Barmorth writes, in Collaborative conversation in the post-email enterprise: Email is no longer an effective means of collaboration and some companies have even banned it – but what is the alternative? In the relatively short time of the couple of decades email… Read more »

How to launch an online group

The launch is an important moment in the life of an online group. You are enthusiastic about the potential for your group to collaborate. You have chosen and set up the platform for the new group. Now it is time to engage your participants in making your vision a reality. Building participation online is not… Read more »

Listservs (aka mailing list managers) explained

List servers (aka mailing list managers) are applications that allow a member of a group to email the other members of the group. They are mostly used for discussion and announcements. They are distinct from email marketing systems which handle email newsletters and other marketing email. List servers go by various names, and there are… Read more »

A new look for OnlineGroups.net

Today I am delighted to introduce the new design for OnlineGroups.net is which is now on all existing and new sites. You can take a tour of the new site design at http://onlinegroups.net and for a closer look, start a site of your own. OnlineGroups.net makes email work for groups. It does that by giving… Read more »

Nine Reasons Ditching Email is Not the Way to Go

Lee Timmins of Management Today lists ten reasons that he thinks ditching email is the way to go. I heartily agree with one of the problems that Lee points out. Email by itself is not great for group collaboration. Lee’s other nine reasons are almost the exact opposite of what I believe is the case…. Read more »