Remember this video I created a while back?
Every now and then someone leaves a message on Youtube. Most of them are positive, some are not.
Like this one.
Actually, I welcome contrary views. I don’t really appreciate it if the comments are a bit toxic, but we move on.
Last week this comment was posted to the video. Obviously he’s not a fan of collaborative technologies. I haven’t responded yet. I thought I would just leave it out there for a bit and let it stew.
Actually, the idea that time is saved by using the message board instead of email, is ridiculous. Just think about it: how many lines of text does each person involved have to write and read in the email scenario? And how many in the second scenario? Right: exactly the same. The only gain in the second scenario has to do with digital space occupied by the messages. In the first scenario there is (too) much redundancy. So: good idea to switch to message boards, but please don’t use the ridiculous ‘hours saved’ counter! By the way: the second scenario has the disadvantage that the one-to-one messages sent in the first scenario that were meant to be private, would need email as an additional means of communication in the second scenario.
So what would you say? How would you respond?
Just to add to it, I asked this question on Google+ and, as luck would have it, received another contrary comment. This one more snarky than the first. Again, no problem. Actually, I found out this person is a troll and he was successful at sucking me in a bit.
After you read the comments, let me know how you would respond.