I'm trying to understand how #slack works. (Yes, I know it's electron, inefficient, and non-FOSS, but I have to use it with a new organization.)
I've heard it described as email but less asynchronous, because it pulls in instant messaging features. And I've heard it described as email but *more* asynchronous because it doesn't push notifications unless you @ someone.
So, which is it? Or both/neither?
What do I need to know coming to Slack from email?
@codesections Notifications depend on how the user has set their notification preferences. Most people set it to only notify them of @mentions and direct messages though. Not sure how it can be described as email though. It's a chatroom.
@joseph but it has DMs, right? The line between email that's delivered instantly and chat DMs that provide notifications to an offline recipient seems kind of fuzzy
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