Slack Drift

Now you never have to leave the app that you use the most to talk to your customers. Google Chrome has moved to another stable release at Google Chrome 8. Their latest stable release 8.0.552.215 is now available for public and you can use SlackBuild script found in SlackBuilds project to get the source and also to build it. Don’t mind the version as it will try to download the latest stable release from Google directly and the script will know the exact version instead of relying the VERSION line in the script itself.slack

It makes the workplace much more personal, which is maybe why people have such an emotional tie to it.” That’s also why Slack can reshape office relationships: It takes the group dynamics already present between co-workers and douses them in digital accelerant.

Slack’s own employees reportedly adhere to the principle Work hard, then go home.” They have nonetheless created a product that encourages the opposite: Work half-distractedly, then keep doing that no matter where you go.” Slack has made work, like the rest of the internet, a passive addiction.slack

People hear about how great Slack is-from friends who have it in their offices, or from co-workers who used it at their last job, or from people they follow on Twitter­-try the free version inside their teams, then get so hooked on it, the corporate IT buyer is obliged to pay up or risk mutiny.

Or, as Ali Rayl, Slack’s director of customer experience, puts it (in faintly depressing terms), Slack allows users to create the human connection without the human overhead.” Slack’s work chat is the consummation of the open-plan-office dream — an unstructured space where you can share, collaborate, and see what everyone else is working on.slack

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