Back in the mid 1990s I worked on a European Commission project looking at the then emerging Internet technologies and how they could benefit the “geographically disadvantaged” which is EU speak for those stuck out in the middle of nowhere. One of my colleagues on that project was Ian Culpin (@iculpin on Twitter) who pens the Work Nouveau blog which looks at new ways of working such as telework. Ian has started using online collaboration tool Huddle which I haven’t heard of but with the plethora of new services cropping up on the net that isn’t surprising!
Huddle works with LinkedIn which, if you haven’t heard of it, is like Facebook for professionals, a conduit for keeping up with past and existing colleagues and find future colleagues for collaborative projects. Huddle has all the collaborative tools that we have come to expect from such services as this video explains: