Will GDPR fuck up the "sign a petition against..." Trots?

Discussion in 'protest, direct action and demos' started by chilango, May 24, 2018.

  1. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    You know the far right organisations wont have got their head around GDPR though, so it could be a good oppurtunity to hammer them.
  2. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Seagull + Chips = Happy Seagull

    [Middle age]grumble[/middle grumble]

    But you're not wrong. Maybe the nearest equivalent is podcasts that allow you to focus on specific topics.
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  3. Nigel

    Nigel For A Degenerates' Workers State

    Isn't SLACK the latest version of this; from what i've been told by various Journalist 'types' its relatively secure
  4. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Seagull + Chips = Happy Seagull

    I've got this on my phone but haven't used it. New technology confuses me - I've turned into my dad. :hmm:
  5. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    Slack is really a team communication thing, like a super chatroom - it’s not designed for pulling in content for one person from multiple external sources.
  6. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Without music, life would be a mistake.

    I just had a look. I'm not really sure what it is, but it looks like it's a business system. Are people who aren't businesses using it? How?
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  7. Red Cat

    Red Cat Well-Known Member

    My training school use it to try and centralise communication so if you can't present at a seminar and need someone to step in we can use that rather than email, link to theory papers, other interesting items. My manager used to use it to constantly link to stuff and people would say thanks for sharing. I know its not a forum but it annoyed me - no debate. We now have a separate one for clinical trainees only and nobody uses it, everyone continues to use email which some people don't see until the last minute despite having smart phones.

    It provides you with inspirational messages from your friends at slack
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  8. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Without music, life would be a mistake.


    It's a no from me.
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  9. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    This is the problem with all this wonderful collaboration software - not everyone uses it or wants to use it so it always goes down to the lowest common denominator medium i.e. email unless you literally force everyone to use it.

    We have a load of different systems at work and they're all used by different groups of people but not others, so if you want to co-ordinate anything across lots of groups - let alone those outside the company - you use (a) email and (b) google docs.
  10. Gerry1time

    Gerry1time pities the neurotypical

    Every time I speak at a conference, or become loosely affiliated with some people, or just go to the toilet, I seem to get an invitation to a new Slack group about it. I must have been added as a member of 20 or 30 different ones by now, and as a result, check none of them.
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  11. Nigel

    Nigel For A Degenerates' Workers State

    There's a group been set up where I am of researchers, journalists, activists using this app., for info to be used on campaigning around health, education, special educational needs among others,for use in campaigning!
    One of the things they're doing is taking ONS figures and info and scrutinising it !
  12. Nigel

    Nigel For A Degenerates' Workers State

    You're knowledge on this subject is probably greater than mine; however what I do know and have been informed directly; first hand is that some left and progressive journalist are using it when investigating and researching issues that are the same or similar !
  13. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Seagull + Chips = Happy Seagull

    That's absolutely the underlying problem. People keen on these tools use them with abandon them moan that you haven't responded to an issue - but as they haven't bothered to e-mail you about they can fuck off.

    Communicating with stakeholders means actually communicating, you lazy bastards.
  14. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

    Slack is really only for software engineers.
  15. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    they are still going strong but you have to check the I want to receive emails updates bit if you want to hear from them

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