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EtherPad better than Chat Room

by Mike Levin SEO & Datamaster, 06/22/2009

I recently had to collaborate with 2 individuals, and we were all on chat programs, but we couldn’t spike it to a chat-room (HUGE short-coming of today’s chat software). So thinking back to all the research I’ve been doing on server-push, I remembered the EtherPad app, from which they’re going to be extracting the AppJet 2 engine. It’s a truly quick and easy way to make a collaborative document shared by as many people as you like, where each person gets their own color. It’s not only easy, but it’s also fun. For anyone who needs quick 3-way instant messaging, consider a collaborative EtherPad document as an alternative to traditional chat rooms.