As much as we run into each other at potlucks, the library and on the street corner, sometimes we need a more efficient way to connect quickly. That’s why we are using a private online chat system. It is called Slack, and it is free for small groups like ours.
Slack allows both real-time chat and stored, multi-person conversations. You can add photos and link documents, and you can have private one-on-one converstaions too, like email.
It allows you to customize notifications, so you can receive an email whenever someone posts a village-wide announcement, or if someone mentions you specifically.
We are not trying to suck you into spending more time online chatting! But sometimes there’s a very good tool to address a situation, and right here right now, that’s Slack, helping us connect. Our hope is that all villagers / village households will have a slack account as this will serve as our primary online means of communication.
How do you join? Please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org telling us who you are, where you live, and what you are hoping to find in and contribute to our village.