Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Connections Glue: A New Twitter Client for Lotus Connections

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Since late November, a new microblogging client for both Lotus Connections and Twitter has been available. You may remember that I some time ago I had blogged about another microblogging client for these services called Bluto. As far as I know, Bluto was the first available microblogging client that incorporated both Twitter and Lotus Connections.

With all the craziness of my job during the 4th quarter of the year, I didn't really get a chance to play with Glue until the new year (read last week). After using it for a week now, I have to say that Glue is very cool! One thing that I was never happy with Bluto was the way it handled replies. In Connections Glue, you can actually see the conversation threads within Lotus Connections. Another thing that I like a lot is how the threads are sorted. In Connections Glue, threads are sorted by the date of the most recent comment. Therefore, active threads are always kept near the top and allows you to engage in conversations and not miss it (which would typically happen in systems like Facebook or Twitter).

You also have the ability to:

  • Search for People by tags, name, etc
  • Search for Files
  • Preview images directly in Connections Glue
  • Email contacts

Here's a quick demo of Connections Glue. If you are an IBMer, you can download it for free (and I extremely recommend it). Others have a 30 day trial.

Enjoy!

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