Huddle Empowers Collaborative Working For LinkedIn

Back in the mid 1990s I worked on a European Commission project looking at the then emerging Internet technologies and how they could benefit the “geographically disadvantaged” which is EU speak for those stuck out in the middle of nowhere. One of my colleagues on that project was Ian Culpin (@iculpin on Twitter) who pens the Work Nouveau blog which looks at new ways of working such as telework. Ian has started using online collaboration tool Huddle which I haven’t heard of but with the plethora of new services cropping up on the net that isn’t surprising!

Huddle works with LinkedIn which, if you haven’t heard of it, is like Facebook for professionals, a conduit for keeping up with past and existing colleagues and find future colleagues for collaborative projects. Huddle has all the collaborative tools that we have come to expect from such services as this video explains:

If you use Huddle, let me know what you think of it and why you use it in preference to other services.

Kevin Tea is a journalist and marketing communications professional who has worked for some of the leading blue chip companies in the UK and Europe. In the 1990s he became interested in how emerging Internet-based technologies could change the way that people worked and became an administrator on the Telework Europa Forum on CompuServe. With other colleagues he took part in a four year European Commission sponsored project to look at the way that the Internet could benefit remote communities. His blog is a resource for SMEs who want to use cloud computing and Web 2.0 technologies.