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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."
communication  leadership  management  conversation 
27 days ago by garrettc
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."
survey  business  collaboration  slack  communication 
8 weeks ago by garrettc
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."
art  history  typography  writing  language  society  communication 
january 2019 by garrettc
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."
history  infrastructure  messaging  sms  network  communication 
january 2019 by garrettc
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."
management  design  teams  communication  designthinking  review 
january 2019 by garrettc
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."
communication  information  business  management 
november 2018 by garrettc
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."
history  communication  interesting  paper 
november 2018 by garrettc
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."
agile  business  standup  teams  communication  wall 
july 2018 by garrettc
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."
career  communication  management  work 
june 2018 by garrettc
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."
simplicity  language  communication  education  training 
april 2018 by garrettc
I feel like an idiot while doing my job.
article  communication  documentation  empathy  simplicity  just 
april 2018 by garrettc
UNESCO Institute for Statistics database
UIS.Stat enables users to search for and extract data from across UIS’s many databases.
world  society  culture  history  data  geodata  datamining  science  technology  resource  education  communication 
april 2018 by garrettc
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."
leadership  management  business  relationships  communication  mentoring  training 
march 2018 by garrettc
Celebrating one year and 150-plus customers on Slack Enterprise Grid
"It has enabled us to position Slack as the operating system of collaboration across 194 countries and 171 offices, pulling us together like nothing else has."
slack  communication  business 
february 2018 by garrettc
The Web is Agreement
A poster put together on behalf of Osmosoft for the BT Open Source Awareness Event to promote discussion on Open Source and standards
twitter  facebook  society  communication  worldwideweb  art  poster 
january 2018 by garrettc
Free Standup Bot for Slack - Standuply
Standup bot for Slack that runs asynchronous daily stand-up meetings and integrates with Jira
bot  communication  agile  standup  slack  jira  atlassian 
january 2018 by garrettc
Jitsi opensource video conferencing
Jitsi is a powerful, open-source, community-driven video conferencing platform that securely connects users across browsers and devices.
video  opensource  chat  communication 
january 2018 by garrettc
6 reasons why Slack is better than email for internal communication
"More than anything, companies that embrace Slack talk about how it’s replaced email for many communication functions. So here are 6 reasons why I personally think that Slack is better than email for internal communication"
email  slack  communication  business 
october 2017 by garrettc
Here’s When You Should Use Email Instead Of Slack
You spend your whole day chatting with your coworkers on Slack, but these are the times that it’s actually better to email.
email  slack  communication  business 
october 2017 by garrettc
"The smart PTT wearable for teams Onyx helps you and your team stay in touch while focusing on the work."
communication  hardware  software  walkietalkie 
september 2017 by garrettc
Deep Space Network Now
The real time status of communications with our deep space explorers
communication  nasa  space 
august 2017 by garrettc
Effective Value Messaging: The Definitive Guide
"Every startup or every company, for that matter, is in sales and communication business. Communication, on the other hand, is a part of the sales process. Companies do not pay enough attention to strategic messaging. Message effectiveness is not easy to track and to report on. This isn’t an A/B test with which you can get exact results in a matter of days, if not hours."
business  marketing  communication 
july 2017 by garrettc
Ron Cobb’s Semiotic Standards for Alien
"a series of signs designed by the graphic artist Ron Cobb (although this sheet is a digitised version based on his hand drawn originals). Ron Cobb was the man responsible for imagining and designing all the human technology in the first and second Alien films. HR Giger of course was famously responsible for the monster itself, and Ridley Scott apparently kept the two men apart so that their particular visions would not become compromised or tainted by the others ideas…

These signs were intended for “all commercial trans-stellar and heavy element transport craft” and are wonderful examples of graphic design. Conceived when the film was in pre-production sometime during the mid/ late 1970’s, they have a graphic simplicity and an almost contemporary feel that would not look out of place in todays CGI-tastic adventures."
alien  aliens  design  semiotics  communication  language  designthinking  cinema  film 
july 2017 by garrettc
A weekly explanation in a sketch. Design, how-tos, science, observations, lifehacks and making complex things simple.
communication  design  inspiration  sketch 
july 2017 by garrettc
A real world guide to WebRTC
Learn what WebRTC is, how it works, what you need to get started and where this guide fits in
communication  webrtc  worldwideweb  internet  technology  guide  howto 
july 2017 by garrettc
Guru is a knowledge sharing solution built to enable sales and support teams with the knowledge they need when they need it, without leaving their workflow
documentation  support  tools  business  communication  slack 
june 2017 by garrettc
Here’s When You Should Use Email Instead Of Slack
You spend your whole day chatting with your coworkers on Slack, but these are the times that it’s actually better to email.
email  slack  communication  management  business  society  work 
may 2017 by garrettc
Templates And Hints For The Perfect Email For Almost Every Situation
If every email you sent was perfectly phrased and well-received right out of the inbox, how much time could you save?
email  management  business  communication  society 
may 2017 by garrettc
What I learned about languages just by looking at a Turkish typewriter
"I don’t speak Turkish, and can’t read it either. I have never been to Turkey. I honestly don’t even know that much about Turkey. Why did I ask for a Turkish typewriter, then? Because it has one of the most fascinating keyboard layouts ever"
keyboard  language  turkey  typewrite  history  communication 
december 2016 by garrettc
The Ultimate Guide to Chatbots: Why they’re disrupting UX and best practices for building
"The incredible potential of chatbots lies in the ability to individually and contextually communicate one-to-many."
bot  communication  userexperience  chat  chatbot  userinterface 
december 2016 by garrettc
Where does 9600 bps come from?
We use serial communication all the time. But why are we using multiples of 300?
history  technology  internet  dialup  communication  society 
december 2016 by garrettc
Get Slack notifications when someone’s talking about your brand or competitor online.
slack  bot  marketing  communication 
december 2016 by garrettc
"Building conversational chatbots for Slack has never been easier. With API.AI, there's no coding required for building or deploying your many Slackbots."
slack  bot  webdevelopment  communication 
december 2016 by garrettc
"Howdy is a friendly Slack bot that collects answers on your behalf and delivers them in a convenient report. You can use Howdy's scheduling feature to collect information from your team automatically."
productivity  slack  communication  bot 
december 2016 by garrettc
Cook-Along Kitchen Experience
"The Cook-Along Kitchen Experience (CAKE) is a new object-based broadcasting experiment from BBC R&D using a cooking programme as an example learning experience."
bbc  research  technology  communication  experiment  broadcast 
november 2016 by garrettc
Quick, How Might the Alien Spacecraft Work?—Stephen Wolfram Blog
Relatively spoiler-free examination of the science behind Arrival from Stephen Wolfram, who consulted on the film.
film  cinema  science  aliens  arrival  communication  physics  astronomy  designthinking 
november 2016 by garrettc
Shaping Your Slack
How do you build evolving and scalable understanding amongst strangers?
communication  internet  process  slack  business 
october 2016 by garrettc
The history of social networking
"Long before it became the commercialized mass information and entertainment juggernaut it is today, long before it was accessible to the general public, and certainly many years before Al Gore claimed he “took the initiative in creating” it, the Internet – and its predecessors – were a focal point for social interactivity. "
culture  socialmedia  socialnetworking  internet  worldwideweb  society  communication  history 
september 2016 by garrettc
Meet the Postlight Bot
Chatbots are the hot, new-old thing. They stepped out of the ancient Internet loam of IRC’s earliest days (and prior to that, ELIZA), and…
slack  bot  communication  teams 
september 2016 by garrettc
What’s your sidebar personality?
There is no single way to use Slack. Every team will be organized differently, but it’s also flexible enough that any one person may use it in a drastically different way from their own co-workers.
slack  communication  business 
august 2016 by garrettc
Visualize your team's Slack communications.
slack  communication  teams  culture 
july 2016 by garrettc
Emotional Labor: What It Is and How To Do It
"Ages ago, I read this fantastic piece about practical things men can do to support feminism. Almost every item on the list really resonated with my experience, and this was one of the most resonant 'Do 50% (or more) of emotional support work in your intimate relationships and friendships.'"
communication  culture  emotion  relationships  equality  feminism 
august 2015 by garrettc
Greg's Cable Map
Interactive map of undersea communication cables.
cabl  cable  internet  maps  mapping  infrastructure  communication  society 
may 2015 by garrettc
The best tools for Slack
A collection curated by Isaac Lien, featuring products like Notify, App Review Monitor, Slack Chats, Slack Themes, and Slack with your Users
slack  tools  review  collection  communication 
may 2015 by garrettc
PeerJS - Simple peer-to-peer with WebRTC
PeerJS wraps the browser's WebRTC implementation to provide a complete, configurable, and easy-to-use peer-to-peer connection API. Equipped with nothing but an ID, a peer can create a P2P data or media stream connection to a remote peer.
javascript  library  opensource  webRTC  communication  P2P  nodejs 
february 2015 by garrettc
15 rules for communicating at GitHub
"Asynchronous communication through high-fidelity mediums like issues and chat eliminate the endemic 'you had to be there' aspect of most corporate workflows, and reduces the need for a dedicated management class to capture, collection, and shuttle information back and forth between business units."
communication  management  software  github  business  culture 
november 2014 by garrettc
Dave Gray - Visual thinking
"Visual thinking is a way to organize your thoughts and improve your ability to think and communicate. It’s a way to expand your range and capacity by going beyond the linear world of the written word, list and spreadsheet, and entering the non-linear world of complex spacial relationships, networks, maps and diagrams."
communication  drawing  visualisation  design  designthinking  tools  brainstorming 
september 2014 by garrettc
An open source discussion platform built for the next decade of the Internet. It works as: a mailing list, a discussion forum, and a long-form chat room.
opensource  community  communication  discussion  mail  chat  redis  rubyonrails  ruby  postgresql  emberjs  javascript 
august 2014 by garrettc
We Don’t Sell Saddles Here — Medium
"What we are selling is not the software product — the set of all the features, in their specific implementation — because there are just not many buyers for this software product…

However, if we are selling “a reduction in the cost of communication” or “zero effort knowledge management” or “making better decisions, faster” or “all your team communication, instantly searchable, available wherever you go” or “75% less email” or some other valuable result of adopting Slack, we will find many more buyers."

Stewart Butterfield's memo to the Tiny Speck team just before the launch of Slack.
business  culture  design  tinyspeck  slack  communication 
february 2014 by garrettc
Plain Language: Improving Communications from the Federal Government to the Public
Every org needs this. "The law requires that federal agencies use "clear Government communication that the public can understand and use."
wdcs  wdcsintranet  language  communication  business  society  government 
august 2012 by garrettc
Twitter by Post
Giles Turnbull decided to move Twitter offline and into the postal service, with the help of some friends and lots of stamps. Lovely essay.
communication  humour  twitter  postcard  writing 
december 2011 by garrettc
Free Speech is Only As Strong As the Weakest Link | Electronic Frontier Foundation
"Speech on the Internet requires a series of intermediaries to reach its audience. Each intermediary is vulnerable to some degree to pressure from those who want to silence the speaker."
communication  freedom  society  policy  government  isp  dns  searchengine 
november 2011 by garrettc
Email checklist
Seth Godin's checklist before you hit send.
advice  checklist  email  etiquette  society  communication 
june 2011 by garrettc
Help Create an Email Charter!
Figuring out a better way to handle email.
email  etiquette  social  society  communication 
june 2011 by garrettc
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