I am wondering if folks would like to share how they have their internal / external communications set up. I'm talking about presenting this very vaguely since I don't want anyone to give up their total comms structure or whatever. But my questions are more like:
Does your group use forums? Or does it use email lists? Does it use some form of intranet? Or other collaboration software/websites? Does it use Facebook groups? Or IRC/XMPP chat? And so on...
Basically I am on an internal communications committee for one of my revolutionary organizations and I am really interested in such issues. Some cool new sites that might be alternatives to list servs/ forums are:
wiggio.com - it almost does everything you'd need for activist group, from chats, file hosting/editing, conference calls, mass texts, video conferencing, voice messages, it is sorta like a facebook stream. only problem is you cant install it as your own CMS, and you can only get your own branding if you pay.
rizzoma.com - it is basically a google wave clone, it does everything you might imagine apache wave does. it also has google hangouts. you can sign in using facebook or google.
kune.cc - it is a social network built on apache wave. you can install it on your own server. has a lot of different collaboration capabilities.
I am interested if anyone has used other sites/software, or forms of communication not listed here. I guess I am also partly inspired by the "Libcom.org changes" thread. With the internet the way it is today I am wondering if we need to rethink how our groups interact with each other. I almost think chat rooms that could have file hosting, etc might be better than forums these days for revolutionary groups than email lists. Might not replace forums which are better for structured conversations. But I often find my groups that have email conversations, folks want to use that medium more like how you'd use a chat, or FB comments.