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Slack made work sound cool. Can it keep up the illusion?

By Fast Company

The jokey way Slack talks is one of its most defining features. But what happens when the joke’s on you? It was a magical day at the office. And by the office, I mean Slack, the $5 billion companyRead full story

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  • I’m still not sold on Slack. Have tried it and find it just atomizes conversations even further and also has enabled a new style of passing the monkey by dropping stuff into a channel and calling it done. Some benefits but it is not the be all end all savior and future of work... They did do an incredible

    I’m still not sold on Slack. Have tried it and find it just atomizes conversations even further and also has enabled a new style of passing the monkey by dropping stuff into a channel and calling it done. Some benefits but it is not the be all end all savior and future of work... They did do an incredible job making a b2b tech company feel as vibrant and essential as a great consumer brand.

  • Who has time to stack emoji into their profile name?

  • Being forced to use Slack in multiple situations, I've never found it truly convenient, let alone a great time management tool. Aping social media tools within an alleged "enterprise" tool seems more annoying than fulfilling.

  • Spare me, Mark Wilson. Much ado about nothing. 🤦‍♀️

  • Been using slack now for work for almost a year and it wasn’t bad. I don’t see any reason why it needs to be “cool” when it is mainly used for team projects and stuff. The thing that the developers should be working on is its loading speed and adding more features related to online work that will benefit

    Been using slack now for work for almost a year and it wasn’t bad. I don’t see any reason why it needs to be “cool” when it is mainly used for team projects and stuff. The thing that the developers should be working on is its loading speed and adding more features related to online work that will benefit its users even more. I don’t think this is necessary. I haven’t updated my slack app yet so I haven’t had a chance to see these changes though.

  • Personally, I don’t see the need for emojis in a name on a professional platform. Yes, I’m all for having fun and enjoying my job but first I put forth a professional appearance, emojis don’t really support the image I am looking for professionally. I’ll save the emojis for my social profiles.

  • My employees find the time to put emoji’s into the name. I can’t even begin to do that. Lol

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