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#ProdChat – 02/05/15 – Texting/Messaging Productivity

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On February 5, 2015, the productivity enthusiasts at #ProdChat, the weekly #productivity Twitter chat, discussed Texting/Messaging apps for greater productivity! Watch the slideshow to see what the productivity enthusiasts on #ProdChat had to say about [TOPIC]. Enjoy!

Questions from Texting/Messaging Productivity:

  • Q1: How do you decide whether to text or email? Especially in a professional communication?
  • Q2: How do you manage the “I’ve got you in real time” issue of texting/messaging?
  • Q3: What are challenges you’ve encountered getting across meaning in texts? How have you overcome them?
  • Q4: Do you use MMS (pictures, video or audio) in your communications? Professionally? How?
  • Q5: What are some ways in which texting/messaging is better than other comm. mediums?
  • Q6: What are ways you can increase productivity with texting/messaging apps personally and professionally?

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Raw transcript from Texting/Messaging Productivity:

 

Twitter Tweet Date/Time (GMT)
rsidneysmith Welcome to #ProdChat, the weekly chat for productivity enthusiasts! http://t.co/C40vBakDrB http://t.co/mIpyllUOw0 5/2/2015 00:59
Christine_Chen6 Hello friends! #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:00
rsidneysmith Today on #ProdChat we’re discussing Texting/Messaging Productivity! Join us! http://t.co/99njoKfWxM 5/2/2015 01:00
rsidneysmith So, let’s start! In a tweet, introduce yourself. Also, what’s your favorite texting/messaging app? #prodchat http://t.co/2uSYzkjYqw 5/2/2015 01:01
MarketingMusing @rsidneysmith count me in. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:01
rsidneysmith @MarketingMusing Welcome, Patrick! Good to see you! How’re you doing today? #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:01
rsidneysmith @Christine_Chen6 Hey, Christine! Good to see you! How’re you doing today? #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:02
IsaPinaud Hello #prodchat :) 5/2/2015 01:02
MarketingMusing @rsidneysmith I’m a mobile product guy. Fav messaging app for friends/family is iMessage, for internal comms, I’m biased. ;) #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:02
Christine_Chen6 @rsidneysmith Hey hey! I’m all good. Excited to be here. Hows the GTD Philly coming along? #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:03
rsidneysmith @MarketingMusing As soon as they make that puppy (i.e., iMessage) x-platform (if they ever do), I’ll love it too! ;) #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:03
hiskid243 Jay and favorite messaging app would have to be what’s app. #ProdChat 5/2/2015 01:03
rsidneysmith Please add #prodchat to tweets. Questions will come as Q1, Q2, Q3. Answer A1, A2, A3, for readability! 5/2/2015 01:04
LizFurl @rsidneysmith I’m Liz, and I just use messages (iPhone) #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:04
rsidneysmith @Christine_Chen6 Glad to hear you’re well! @gtdphilly is coming along well! Building out new websites! So, a few weeks, months! :) #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:04
mcraegj Did someone say #prodchat? 5/2/2015 01:04
rsidneysmith @IsaPinaud Hey, Isabel! How’re you today? :) #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:04
rsidneysmith Q1: How do you decide whether to text or email? Especially in a professional communication? #prodchat http://t.co/CNi5dOomjc 5/2/2015 01:05
rsidneysmith @LizFurl Hi, Liz! Welcome to #prodchat! Did you have a good rest of your day? 5/2/2015 01:05
Christine_Chen6 @rsidneysmith @GTDPhilly yay! Keep me posted. I’m excited about this in Philly. You know I’ll be there! #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:05
IsaPinaud I’m Isabel. Design student, productivity enthusiast and #prodchat lover. My favorite messaging app is whatssapp 5/2/2015 01:05
rsidneysmith @Christine_Chen6 @GTDPhilly Woohoo! #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:05
rsidneysmith RT @mcraegj: Did someone say #prodchat? 5/2/2015 01:05
rsidneysmith @mcraegj I think so! ;) How’re you doing, Gary? #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:05
IsaPinaud @rsidneysmith Hey! Doing great! How about you? #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:05
rsidneysmith @hiskid243 Hey, Jay! Glad to see you here. WhatsApp is a great one! How’re you doing today? #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:06
LizFurl @rsidneysmith A1: In professional communication, I always email unless it’s something like “I’m going to be late” #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:06
Christine_Chen6 A1 In a professional communication, I always prefer email over text. Text just seems too personal for me. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:06
MarketingMusing @rsidneysmith A1 If it’s a new professional contact, I always start with email and LinkedIn. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:06
rsidneysmith @IsaPinaud I’m doing better…was knocked out by a cold/flu thing, but I’m back on my feet now! :)) #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:06
IsaPinaud A1 In a professional relationship I will ALWAYS email unless the client specifically asks me to text. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:06
rsidneysmith RT @MarketingMusing: @rsidneysmith A1 If it’s a new professional contact, I always start with email and LinkedIn. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:06
ChristinKardos RT @rsidneysmith: Q1: How do you decide whether to text or email? Especially in a professional communication? #prodchat http://t.co/CNi5dOo… 5/2/2015 01:06
ChristinKardos Hi, #prodchat friends! I’m lurking but I’m here. Hope you are all well! 5/2/2015 01:07
rsidneysmith @mcraegj I’m well (again), so I’m doing great right now! Plus, I’m always pumped when #prodchat starts! :)) 5/2/2015 01:07
MarketingMusing @rsidneysmith A1b If however a person starts a convo with me in SMS, then I always respond there and stay there; it’s faster. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:07
IsaPinaud @rsidneysmith Glad you are feeling better :) #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:08
rsidneysmith A1a: I’ve got to agree with other #prodchat folks, email guy here all the way. Texting is still not a professional thing for me. However… 5/2/2015 01:08
theBrookeHaney @rsidneysmith @ChristinKardos unless it’s a 911: email, call, snail mail, text. (My personal preference.) #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:08
rsidneysmith A1b: I have been using @mailtimeapp and it makes your email looks like a messaging app. Woah! Love it! :-P #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:08
mcraegj A1. In most markets I email but in Asia most are comfortable with @WhatsApp @NAVER_LINE @WeChatApp etc. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:08
Christine_Chen6 @MarketingMusing @rsidneysmith I agree with Patrick but if I’m starting the convo, it’s usually via email. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:09
theBrookeHaney @rsidneysmith same. It irks me when clients text me. That’s for friends and family only. A1 #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:09
mcraegj @theBrookeHaney @rsidneysmith @ChristinKardos lol snail mail. Forgot about that option. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:09
rsidneysmith Q2: How do you manage the “I’ve got you in real time” issue of texting/messaging? #prodchat http://t.co/Lg5SWPsX3W 5/2/2015 01:10
MarketingMusing @Christine_Chen6 yup, we have countless ways to connect and communicate with people today. #prodchat // @rsidneysmith 5/2/2015 01:10
LizFurl @rsidneysmith A2: I’m not sure what that issue is to be honest. . . #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:10
rachelloumiller A1. Texting is not very professional, IMO. Email or call. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:10
Christine_Chen6 @MarketingMusing @rsidneysmith exactly. Maybe soon, it wouldn’t matter which platforms we communicate from. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:11
MarketingMusing @rsidneysmith A2 I actually prefer real-time messaging. I even have my “Read Receipts” turned on. Makes me accountable to respond. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:11
mcraegj A2. #prodchat Being held a chat hostage? “I will get back to you by…” 5/2/2015 01:11
rsidneysmith @LizFurl Well, if someone texts you then you know you got it live, in real time. So, now they think you should immediately reply. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:11
rsidneysmith @hiskid243 Glad to hear you’re good on the whole, Jay! Welcome. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:12
IsaPinaud A2 I don’t have an internet plan on my phone. Therefore any messaging app that requires online com has to wait until I have wifi. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:12
MarketingMusing @rachelloumiller say more, Rachel. Why does texting feel less professional to you than an email or phone call? #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:12
DTNEtiquette With clients I email & I always establish a clear response time in advance so people don’t feel ignored – #prodchat A2 5/2/2015 01:12
mcraegj @rachelloumiller It is professional if it is an appropriate coms method for that person. If the cap fits.. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:12
IsaPinaud A2b If the message is really that urgent, the client will usually call once they see you haven’t been “online”. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:12
rsidneysmith @MarketingMusing Interesting! I’m so the opposite. It’s either phone, email, or it didn’t happen! :-P #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:13
efficientassoc RT @DTNEtiquette: With clients I email & I always establish a clear response time in advance so people don’t feel ignored – #prodchat A2 5/2/2015 01:13
mcraegj @IsaPinaud **shock** **horror** #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:13
hiskid243 @rsidneysmith A1 it depends on the relationship really #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:13
IsaPinaud A2c I don’t like the assumption that I am available for anything and everything 100% of the time. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:13
IsaPinaud RT @DTNEtiquette: With clients I email & I always establish a clear response time in advance so people don’t feel ignored – #prodchat A2 5/2/2015 01:14
Christine_Chen6 A2 I don’t typically give out my personal # to clients. Boundaries are necessary. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:14
LizFurl @rsidneysmith GOTCHA. Okay, then either I respond, or pretend I didn’t get it until I feel like responding (ha) #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:14
MarketingMusing @Christine_Chen6 do your clients your business card? is your mobile number on that? if yes, you just did. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:14
IsaPinaud @mcraegj If people need to contact you URGENTLY, they will call. This frees up any time wasted going online on your phone :) #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:15
vincenzolandino RT @rachelloumiller: A1. Texting is not very professional, IMO. Email or call. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:15
rsidneysmith @LizFurl LOL. I usually tell them if I’m dealing with someone at hand and I’ll get back to them later. :-P #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:15
mcraegj @IsaPinaud As long as you are clear about when you are and are not available then that is fine #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:15
rsidneysmith RT @mcraegj: A2. #prodchat Being held a chat hostage? “I will get back to you by…” 5/2/2015 01:15
hiskid243 @Christine_Chen6 so true! #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:15
rsidneysmith @Christine_Chen6 Amen! You really do need to establish good boundaries. Good fences make good neighbors, right? #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:15
rachelloumiller @MarketingMusing I text colleagues and biz partners but Ive never sent a text to a customer…yet :) #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:16
mcraegj .@Christine_Chen6 I understand. My take is if they cannot call me then they will call my competition. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:16
IsaPinaud @mcraegj Yes, I try to be extremely clear about that :) #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:16
Christine_Chen6 @MarketingMusing I have two cell phones. One work got me and the other is my personal one. But clients don’t know that. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:16
DTNEtiquette My clients have my mobile # & text when appropriate or critical – it has been a life-saver! And never abused by the way – #Prodchat A3 5/2/2015 01:16
MarketingMusing @Christine_Chen6 now that’s a kewl plan. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:17
Christine_Chen6 @rsidneysmith Yes! Need to set boundaries. We all need to shut off from work. Can’t let work get involve in personal time #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:17
theBrookeHaney @mcraegj right?! But, seriously, how great is a handwritten note? #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:17
rsidneysmith @MarketingMusing @Christine_Chen6 For me, I have one number for business and personal, but clients can be turned off after 6p. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:17
Christine_Chen6 @mcraegj I dont agree with that. I think people understands boundaries and really they respect that. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:18
MarketingMusing @Christine_Chen6 @rsidneysmith don’t disagree but i work at a tech startup. work/life boundaries often blurred for us. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:18
Christine_Chen6 @rsidneysmith @MarketingMusing Yes exactly. My work phone is off after 6pm. This must be done. Keep me productive. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:18
rsidneysmith @MarketingMusing @Christine_Chen6 Yeah, that’s one of those work situations when that happens. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:18
LizFurl @rsidneysmith that’s probably the better course of action lol but I don’t get business texts, really #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:19
mcraegj .@Christine_Chen6 Some do. Some don’t. I work global and in some cultures you must be available. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:19
rsidneysmith @rachelloumiller @MarketingMusing As expected though, I’m starting to get more text messages when clients are running late. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:19
theBrookeHaney @Christine_Chen6 @mcraegj solid points. I make sure to set up boundaries up front. Ex: not beginning an email chain at night. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:19
rsidneysmith @rachelloumiller @MarketingMusing Old-fashioned, I feel like they should *call.* :-P #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:19
Christine_Chen6 @MarketingMusing @rsidneysmith startup has a diff environment. To prevent from being burnt out, personal time is important too #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:20
rsidneysmith Q3: What are challenges you’ve encountered getting across meaning in texts? How have you overcome them? #prodchat http://t.co/mPf0ncAxtL 5/2/2015 01:20
MarketingMusing @rsidneysmith @rachelloumiller my voicemail actually says: “If you got this message, please hang up, and send me a text.” #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:20
rsidneysmith @DTNEtiquette That’s so good to hear! But then, I bet they want to be on their best behavior with you. ;-) #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:20
Christine_Chen6 @mcraegj interesting. I suppose I’m in a job where boundaries are good and encouraged. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:20
IsaPinaud I don’t have a personal and a work phone. It’s the same number. My country is too insecure to be carrying around multiple phones #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:21
Christine_Chen6 @theBrookeHaney @mcraegj Exactly! I agree with Brooke. Set expectations from the start. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:21
DTNEtiquette LOL RT @rsidneysmith: @DTNEtiquette That’s so good to hear! But then, I bet they want to be on their best behavior with you. ;-) #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:21
LizFurl @rsidneysmith A3: Tone is ALWAYS an issue. Emojis help, or over-explaining your point #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:21
rsidneysmith RT @theBrookeHaney: @mcraegj right?! But, seriously, how great is a handwritten note? #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:21
mcraegj @Christine_Chen6 lucky you! Marketing is a lifestyle… Keep and cherish your boundaries! #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:21
VinceSkolny The first client who doesn’t understand them will forever convince us that is so. MT @Christine_Chen6 Boundaries are necessary. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:21
alphaefficiency Good evening! How are you all doing folks? #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:21
rachelloumiller @MarketingMusing @rsidneysmith More often than not I find a 2min biz call more productive than a lengthy text exchange #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:22
MarketingMusing @rsidneysmith A3 Text not to be understood but rather to not be misunderstood…. Make it concise, but clear. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:22
rsidneysmith @LizFurl That’s good! I don’t get many either. But, I collaborate in @asana with clients and they’ll see when you update a project.#prodchat 5/2/2015 01:22
Christine_Chen6 A3 It’s harder to gauge “tone” or “voice” over text. This creates miscommunication. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:22
rsidneysmith @LizFurl It has that same feeling of being live in a messaging/chat environment. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:22
theBrookeHaney @rsidneysmith so much can be lost in translation of a text or email. Depending on the topic IRL/phone may be the best option. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:22
IsaPinaud A3 Texting makes it harder to keep a conversation thread, i.e. if you close a conversation accidentally on whatssapp #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:22
DTNEtiquette > RT @MarketingMusing: @rsidneysmith A3 Text not to be understood but rather to not be misunderstood…. Make it concise, but clear. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:23
rachelloumiller RT @Christine_Chen6: A3 It’s harder to gauge “tone” or “voice” over text. This creates miscommunication. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:23
alphaefficiency @IsaPinaud where are you from? #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:23
rsidneysmith RT @MarketingMusing: @rsidneysmith A3 Text not to be understood but rather to not be misunderstood…. Make it concise, but clear. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:23
theBrookeHaney @rsidneysmith … Unless GIFs or emojis are options.Kidding.#prodchat 5/2/2015 01:23
alphaefficiency “@rachelloumiller: A1. Texting is not very professional, IMO. Email or call. #prodchat” do you agree? – text works very well for us 5/2/2015 01:23
IsaPinaud A3 Texts are short (e-mail should be that way, but that is not the point) you tend to think less about your texts than your email #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:24
rsidneysmith @VinceSkolny @Christine_Chen6 Hi, Vince! Good to see you on #prodchat! 5/2/2015 01:24
rsidneysmith @alphaefficiency Hi there, Bojan! How’re you doing today? #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:24
IsaPinaud @alphaefficiency Venezuela :) #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:24
rsidneysmith @rachelloumiller @MarketingMusing I hear ya. But I see the potential for texting/messaging to be productive. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:24
Christine_Chen6 @rsidneysmith @VinceSkolny Yes hi Vince!!! So glad you can join us tonight =) #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:25
rsidneysmith @rachelloumiller @MarketingMusing Just as email and IM was once new to people, same goes for texting/messaging. :) #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:25
bojandordevic @rachelloumiller @MarketingMusing texting my clients and my bods all the time. Depends who your client is #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:25
rsidneysmith @rachelloumiller @MarketingMusing I just haven’t been as early adopter as Patrick about it in business life! :-P #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:25
VinceSkolny @Christine_Chen6 Hi, Chris. #prodchat @rsidneysmith 5/2/2015 01:26
rachelloumiller True :) MT @bojandordevic: @rachelloumiller @MarketingMusing texting my clients and my bods all the time. Depends who ur client is #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:26
LizFurl @rsidneysmith @asana yeah, that can be tough. Immediate accountability whether you like it or not #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:26
rsidneysmith @IsaPinaud I like that in WhatsApp you can email yourself the conversation afterward. Then I delete the thread so it’s clean! #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:26
alphaefficiency @rsidneysmith participating on #prodchat again! 5/2/2015 01:27
rsidneysmith @alphaefficiency Glad to have you back, as always! :) #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:27
rsidneysmith @bojandordevic @rachelloumiller @MarketingMusing Yes, age, technographics, expectations set, and even cell coverage in the area! #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:28
IsaPinaud @alphaefficiency It depends on your job and clients. I’ve had to use texting sometimes, but I prefer e-mail for initial contact #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:28
alphaefficiency This is very vibrant #prodchat tonight! 5/2/2015 01:28
rsidneysmith Join us on 2/28 at 12p ET / 9a PT for our next ProductivityBookGroup .org discussion, “Happy Money!” #prodchat http://t.co/VwthaRUxxF 5/2/2015 01:29
rsidneysmith So what are some other challenges you face when texting/messaging? Personal as well as professional? #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:29
IsaPinaud @rsidneysmith That is the reason I prefer whatssapp #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:29
rsidneysmith A3: I know one big problem is that I feel compelled to respond but typing on my tiny phone all day is cumbersome. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:29
rsidneysmith Q4: Do you use MMS (pictures, video or audio) in your communications? Professionally? How? #prodchat http://t.co/DWW3q1qmhn 5/2/2015 01:30
alphaefficiency .@rsidneysmith our whole business works on iMessage and Google hangouts. Ubiquitous and searchable. Bloodline of communication #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:31
rsidneysmith @IsaPinaud I just really wish they (@WhatsApp) like @viber and Wire had desktop apps! I don’t like tiny touchscreen keyboards! LOL #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:31
alphaefficiency RT @rsidneysmith: Q4: Do you use MMS (pictures, video or audio) in your communications? Professionally? How? #prodchat http://t.co/DWW3q1qm… 5/2/2015 01:31
LizFurl @rsidneysmith A4: I do it personally quite often, but never professionally. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:31
mcraegj .@rsidneysmith All of the above. Time and place for everything! #prodchat One size doesn’t fit all. 5/2/2015 01:31
rachelloumiller RT @rsidneysmith: Q4: Do you use MMS (pictures, video or audio) in your communications? Professionally? How? #prodchat http://t.co/DWW3q1qm… 5/2/2015 01:31
mcraegj @rsidneysmith @IsaPinaud @WhatsApp @Viber @whatsapp does have desktop #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:32
DTNEtiquette I respond to client emails on my mobile reminding myself it’s an email not a text – know your audience! – #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:32
Christine_Chen6 A4 I find that using @movystream to communicate is great. Video messaging with clients is awesome (no time restraint) #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:32
rsidneysmith A4: I have found that practicing foreign languages with my friends abroad is awesome in @WhatsApp because you can send audio msgs. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:32
IsaPinaud A4 I use pictures to send my clients updates on logos, paintings, etc #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:33
alphaefficiency A4 @rsidneysmith Using images, especially apps like @TinyGrab, @skitch and @droplr for instant screenshots #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:33
alphaefficiency .@rsidneysmith @IsaPinaud @WhatsApp @Viber Google hangouts on desktop, mobile and tablet #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:33
rsidneysmith @mcraegj @IsaPinaud @WhatsApp @Viber URI please?! :-P #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:34
mcraegj @rsidneysmith @WhatsApp Yeah that’s great! And @wechat you can translate #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:34
rsidneysmith @IsaPinaud I bet that’s really great so that your graphic design clients can see all the visuals quickly and easily! #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:34
rsidneysmith @mcraegj @WhatsApp @wechat Oh cool! I didn’t know about the translation function in WeChat! #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:35
IsaPinaud @rsidneysmith Exactly! They see the advancement and feel important because they are part of the creation process :) #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:35
IsaPinaud RT @alphaefficiency: .@rsidneysmith @IsaPinaud @WhatsApp @Viber Google hangouts on desktop, mobile and tablet #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:35
IsaPinaud @mcraegj @rsidneysmith @WhatsApp You have just made my night Gary! #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:36
mcraegj @IsaPinaud @rsidneysmith @WhatsApp Ooooh, you’re welcome! #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:37
alphaefficiency Thanks and welcome for all the new followers from #prodchat ! 5/2/2015 01:37
rsidneysmith @IsaPinaud @mcraegj @WhatsApp Exactly! But how do you “scan the code” to log in? Odd. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:37
IsaPinaud @rsidneysmith I love this idea! Thanks! #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:37
rsidneysmith @Christine_Chen6 Good to see you, Christine! Have a great rest of your day! #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:37
rsidneysmith @alphaefficiency @IsaPinaud @WhatsApp @Viber Yes, I’m a heavy use of Google Hangouts for many things. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:38
rsidneysmith @alphaefficiency @IsaPinaud @WhatsApp But the mobile app has been sluggish lately. Not sure why. I hope it resolves itself soon. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:38
mcraegj @rsidneysmith @IsaPinaud @WhatsApp Go to your app on your phone select menu > whatsapp web #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:39
rsidneysmith Q5: What are some ways in which texting/messaging is better than other comm. mediums? #prodchat http://t.co/rti2R96lsX 5/2/2015 01:40
rsidneysmith @mcraegj @IsaPinaud @WhatsApp Okay, I’m having a dunce moment. I’m on iOS and I have “Settings” and I doesn’t see “scan?” #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:41
alphaefficiency @rsidneysmith @IsaPinaud @WhatsApp on which platform are you? #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:42
rsidneysmith A5: Speed of communication. It’s short by its nature, so it pushes you to be succinct. I like that about texting, esp. w/ family. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:42
LizFurl @rsidneysmith A5: Instant connection, more ease in tone — just quicker and easier in general #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:42
IsaPinaud A5 It’s more personal, it’s instant, and you can send media faster. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:42
MarketingMusing @rsidneysmith A5 for me, SMS/messaging gets a faster response than email and the quickest path to a response is more productive. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:43
alphaefficiency RT @rsidneysmith: A5: Speed of communication. It’s short by its nature, so it pushes you to be succinct. I like that about texting, esp. w/… 5/2/2015 01:43
rsidneysmith @alphaefficiency @IsaPinaud @WhatsApp Well, I have both iOS and Android. But, the sluggishness is most prevalent on iOS. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:43
mcraegj @rsidneysmith @IsaPinaud @WhatsApp Make sure you have the latest version of the app #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:43
rsidneysmith A5: For me, it also makes sure I keep brevity and clarity top of mind when typing in text, similar to Twitter. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:44
MarketingMusing @LizFurl completely agree. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:44
rsidneysmith @mcraegj @IsaPinaud @WhatsApp Okay, I installed the latest update today. I’ll play with this after the #prodchat! :-P Thanks! #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:44
alphaefficiency @rsidneysmith @IsaPinaud @WhatsApp got no sluggishness here. Use it daily on iphone 6+ #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:46
rsidneysmith @alphaefficiency @IsaPinaud @WhatsApp Different networks, cell coverage, phones and more because of my work travel schedule. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:47
rachelloumiller RT @rsidneysmith: A5: For me, it also makes sure I keep brevity and clarity top of mind when typing in text, similar to Twitter. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:47
rsidneysmith @alphaefficiency @IsaPinaud I imagine you have much more control over your connectivity than I do most workweeks. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:47
rsidneysmith @mcraegj @IsaPinaud @WhatsApp Web is not available for iPhones. :( I’ll try with my Android later. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:49
rsidneysmith Q6: What are ways you can increase productivity with texting/messaging apps personally and professionally? #prodchat http://t.co/6b3Rt4X4jB 5/2/2015 01:50
rsidneysmith A6: I have several automated texts that I get from @IFTTT and @Zapier that are lifesavers! #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:50
alphaefficiency @rsidneysmith @IsaPinaud got #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:50
rsidneysmith NOTE: This is a smorgasbord question for texting/messaging #productivity; what questions do you have? What other issues, tips? #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:51
rsidneysmith @mcraegj @IsaPinaud Actually, “Android, Windows Phone 8.0 and 8.1, Nokia S60, Nokia S40 Single SIM EVO, BlackBerry and BB10” #ProdChat 5/2/2015 01:52
alphaefficiency A6 @rsidneysmith can’t imagine a world with powerful chat apps. Try @slackhq and #glipteam for team conversation. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:52
rsidneysmith @mcraegj @IsaPinaud They chose all of those over iOS! LOL. #ProdChat 5/2/2015 01:52
rsidneysmith A6: I also have Google Calendar SMS message me for important calendar events. Really helpful! #ProdChat 5/2/2015 01:53
mcraegj @rsidneysmith Then you will love Google Now – it just keeps getting better. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:55
MarketingMusing @rsidneysmith interesting. i just have an alert set for the calendar event. #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:55
rsidneysmith @mcraegj Oh, I love Google Now. I use it all the time. :) On both Android and iOS. #ProdChat 5/2/2015 01:55
IsaPinaud A6: Personally-Turn off the phone Professionally-Learn to e-mail the way you text i.e. KEEP IT SHORT AND TO THE POINT :) #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:55
zaheenhafzer RT @rsidneysmith: @mcraegj @IsaPinaud @WhatsApp Okay, I’m having a dunce moment. I’m on iOS and I have “Settings” and I doesn’t see “scan?… 5/2/2015 01:56
rsidneysmith @MarketingMusing I have certain calendars that have events (conferences and such) that I don’t want on my normal calendar. #ProdChat 5/2/2015 01:56
rsidneysmith @MarketingMusing I like the text messages because I forward those by email to my assistant to book flights, etc. #ProdChat 5/2/2015 01:56
rsidneysmith @MarketingMusing I couldn’t do that with a phone-based alert. #ProdChat 5/2/2015 01:57
MarketingMusing @websuccess currently i’m in #prodchat and soon moving to #mobilechat. Thus, I’m chatty. You? 5/2/2015 01:57
rsidneysmith @IsaPinaud Sage advice, Isabel! :)) #ProdChat 5/2/2015 01:57
rsidneysmith ICYMI: Join us on 2/28 for ProductivityBookGroup .org discussion, “Happy Money!” #prodchat http://t.co/TxV1YcukqS 5/2/2015 01:58
rsidneysmith After #ProdChat, head on over to #MobileChat where they’re discussing Mobile Travel Apps! :)) 5/2/2015 01:58
IsaPinaud RT @rsidneysmith: @IsaPinaud Sage advice, Isabel! :)) #ProdChat 5/2/2015 01:58
rsidneysmith Next #ProdChat: Feb. 11, ‘15 – “Birthdays & Gifting Tracking”! Have a great week, #productivity enthusiasts! http://t.co/1lmAsyx98r 5/2/2015 01:59
MarketingMusing RT @rsidneysmith: After #ProdChat, head on over to #MobileChat where they’re discussing Mobile Travel Apps! :)) 5/2/2015 01:59
RedeApp RT @rsidneysmith: After #ProdChat, head on over to #MobileChat where they’re discussing Mobile Travel Apps! :)) 5/2/2015 01:59
MarketingMusing @rsidneysmith thanks Ray for the shout out! #prodchat 5/2/2015 01:59
rsidneysmith Thanks #productivity enthusiasts! Join us again! Check out the transcript in the next day or two: http://t.co/s0HvS2BBNL #prodchat 5/2/2015 02:00
websuccess @MarketingMusing Always chatty! #mobilechat #ProdChat 5/2/2015 02:00
IsaPinaud RT @rsidneysmith: Next #ProdChat: Feb. 11, ‘15 – “Birthdays & Gifting Tracking”! Have a great week, #productivity enthusiasts! http://t.co/… 5/2/2015 02:00
IsaPinaud Goodnight #prodchat !! As always thanks to @rsidneysmith for hosting :) 5/2/2015 02:01

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