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How to Behave When You Join a New Slack

When I joined the workplace Slack at Lifehacker’s parent company, Fusion Media Group, I went in guns blazing. I posted too much, inserted myself into conversations, embarrassed myself in private channels. Don’t be like me! But also don’t be a terrified wallflower. Here’s how to settle into a new Slack without…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to Switch to Night Mode on Slack

macOS: Sure, Slack might be everyone’s go-to workplace communication app, but that doesn’t mean it’s infallible (I won’t even get started on @here). Take its bright white interface, for example. It might be great for long stretches of work from 9-5, but if you’re on the night shift, or simply getting some quick…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Fight Sexism on Your Company’s Slack

“Your company’s Slack is probably sexist,” writes Quartz reporter Leah Fessler. As on other open-discourse platforms like Reddit, chat rooms, and email listservs, men tend to dominate the conversation. Slack’s open format can favor male communication patterns like bluntness and rambling, over female patterns like…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Navigate Office Etiquette on Slack

It’s altogether possible that among some of the workers, friends, and people with otherwise undefined relationships that make up its 5 million daily users, the chat software Slack has delivered on its stated purpose of “Making work simpler, more pleasant, and more productive.” In my personal experience it has…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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I’m Slack CTO Cal Henderson, and This Is How I Work

Cal Henderson is the co-founder and CTO of Slack, the leading workplace messaging platform, which Henderson’s team invented while trying to build an online game called Glitch. That wasn’t the first time Henderson and his Slack co-founder Stewart Butterfield set out to build a game and ended up with a startup. In the…Read more… Continue […]

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