Fucking chat

20 Aug

But now, Slack has given every employee a virtual office door, and boy do we use them: Since adopting Slack last year, staffers have exchanged 1.2 million messages, and just 4 percent of them have been aired in the public channels that every employee can see.

Seventeen percent of our messages are shared in private groups, which require an invitation to join and are hidden even from administrators; 79 percent of our Slack chatter takes the form of one-on-one direct messages.

“I don’t have much of an emotional connection to Slack,” Blumberg tells me.

“I use it to order lunch.” (“I don't know shit about Slack.

Slack’s mission is to “make your working life simpler, more pleasant and more productive.” It seems best-suited for the second goal on that list. The chat system makes it easy for users to create their own inside jokes.

College Humor treasures an emoji of a gluten-free duck; Briganti says its meaning is unexplainable to outsiders.

At first Shah failed to see the appeal of sharing a few lines of water cooler conversation among co-workers that, more times than not, appeared basically unintelligible to outsiders.It used to be that the mark of a “fun” office was a foosball table crammed into the break room.But Slack makes the workspace itself feel like a game.But soon she found herself mesmerized by the look and feel of Slack.As the Slackbrags mounted, Shah, an associate editor at the , campaigned for her co-workers to get on Slack “solely out of jealousy,” Shah says.