On Apr 18, 2007, at 2:22 PM, Brian Martinez wrote:
> What do you guys think about using some sort of realtime electronic
> communications in a situation like this?
> For example, an accessible IRC Server, or better still a Jabber
> server that makes use of your NetID (and probably auths against
> some system on campus)? There could be a global message that goes
> out to anyone signed in, or people could connect to a central
> "chatroom" to receive up-to-date information.
> This sort of thing has been discussed around here before, for
> handling emergency electronic communications. It assumes it would
> be a viable service in "off" times as well (i.e. people would make
> use of it day to day, and not just in times of emergencies). But
> no real thoughts one way or another have come from such discussions.
> Opinions? Tell me what you folks think! Off-list or not.
I like the idea of having a campus controlled jabber service. *fans