Posts Tagged: OnlineGroups.net

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 »

Use a Simple Tool like Email Groups to start Successful Online Collaboration

Whatever technology you use, your main challenge in getting collaboration started is going to be social. So you may as well start using simple technology and work on the social factors. Building Collaboration is a Social Problem not a Technical One Collaboration one of the holy grails of organisations. Everything will go so much better… Read more »

You are the Customer, not the Product

You may have heard the line “If you are not paying for it, you are the product.” Evidently, it originated in Metafilter. It has been discussed on Lifehacker, Computerworld and Forbes. The statement is a reference to the older idea of “user generated content” or UGC. UGC has long been a holy grail of websites…. Read more »

Directly Adding Group Members — Does It Actually Help?

Recently Google removed the feature that enabled a group administrator add members directly to a GoogleGroup, without the need for the new member to take any action. Instead, the group administrator must invite new members, who must accept the invitation before joining the group. At OnlineGroups.Net, we made a similar decision a couple of years… Read more »

Is Email Killing Collaboration?

There’s a lot of talk about alternatives to email. But if you look at people on their computers, most of the time they’re not using Web 2 or Enterprise 2. They’re using email. We use email because everyone uses email. It’s the only online communication tool that everyone uses. So we’re stuck with it. And… Read more »

The Christchurch Earthquake — Community, Local and Online

As you may know, OnlineGroups.Net has an office in Christchurch, as well as in Wellington and Canberra. The Christchurch office of OnlineGroups.Net was based in a CDB building called Kenton Chambers from 2004 until December 2010. Kenton Chambers suffered only very minor damage in the 4 September 2011 Christchurch 7.1 earthquake, so we, and a… Read more »