Back from a hiatus last week while I was traveling in London. But I’m still on the road – right now in Vancouver. Which reminds me. I love Slack’s new status messages
. They make it so simple to tell others where you are and for you to tell where others are.
This concept, is nothing new, of course. People of my age will see these and look back fondly on AIM (AOL Instant Messenger). In college, I basically lived on AIM and would put way more time than I care to admit into crafting away messages.
It was Twitter before Twitter.
Slack’s version has its own Slack-twist, of course: emoji. In fact, several people I see in my various Slacks are using only emoji for their status messages. It makes the creation of team-based custom-emoji even more brilliant.
Aside: this newsletter is now past 1,500 subscribers. I’ve thus far avoided any real promotion because I want to keep things tight (maintaining a high open and click-through rate because I know those of you reading this actually want to read this, because you found it somehow!). And because it’s still just an experiment, of sorts :) But I very much appreciate everyone taking the time.