Today I was introduced to Wiigio and I honestly had no idea what to expect when I started the video. I began watching and immediately thought that this was going to be another tool similar to Google Groups, but I was greatly mistaken.
Google groups is a tool that basically combines an email list serve with a discussion board. All of the members can participate in discussions, but they never actually have to go to Google Groups to participate. They receive notifications just like an email. If they want to go to the site, then they can and it looks like a threaded discussion, but they never have to. There are some more features, but that is the main benefits to Google Groups.
Wiggio seems to do that and a ton more. Imagine a tool that combines 1) a mass text messaging system 2) a mass voice mailer 3) a mass emailer 4) Google Docs 5) Shared Calendars 6) online meetings 7) online chat 8) conference call 9) Discussion boards. This is all the aspects of Wiigion and they say that it is completely free.
This definitely a tool that I will be checking out in the near future as it could be very helpful to manage and get organized with all my groups. My only concern about this (and other tools that are similar to this) is getting buy in from the rest of the users. People are generally comfortable with the tools that they are used to and may be hesitant to adopting another tool. It may take some coercing and begging to get buy in, but if Wiggio does all it says it can do in a high quality and secure way, then I’m sure there won’t be any problem.
Thank you Steve, helpful notes, I’ll also see if I get buyin… Thanks.
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