MacVoices #16139: Glenn Fleishman Takes Control of Slack Basics and Admin

Glenn Fleishman  has put together two different books about the new messaging/collaboration service, Slack. In Take Control of Slack Basics, Glenn gets you up and running with all you need to know to take full advantage of the many features, obvious and not-so-obvious, to help you and your team communicate and be productive. Take Control of Slack Admin is targeted to the individual who wants to set up, administrate, and utilize all the controls in their own Slack group. Glenn talks about how it all works, how to get your feet wet with the friendly TidBITS Slack group, and why Slack deserves a place in your messaging pantheon.

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Glenn Fleishman is a Seattle-based technology journalist and two-time winner on Jeopardy. He write largely about where technology crosses with people’s lives, as well as exhaustive technology explanations. At Macworld, he authors the  Mac 911  user-help column, a column on privacy and security  Private I, and is a co-host of the weekly  Macworld podcast. He has contributed to the Economist since 2005, including nearly 400 online blog posts and articles, as well as Fast Company, MIT Technology Review, Boing Boing, TidBITS, Six Colors, and others. You can find him on Twitter as  @glennf  on Twitter and check out everything else at his blog,  Glenn Fleishman, Unsolicited Pundit.  


SlackBITS group to help answer questions and get started with Slack.

Take Control of Slack ( – Glenn’s web site for the book