Techstination, your destination for gadgets and gear. I’m Fred Fishkin. Whether it is on Zoom or other video conferencing platforms…lots of us are making use of online video connections like never before. At MIT, Professor Thomas Malone, founding director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, says we’ve reached a tipping point…and are in a new era for video conferencing. And he has led a team of researchers in developing a new tool…Minglr…free and open source…to allow personal video interactions….by selecting the person or persons you would like to talk to..
“You can talk for a minute or for five minutes or for as long or as short as you want. So in a way, it’s a kind of online version of the kind of online mingling you would have in the hallway or around the coffee machine or whatever.”
It holds lots of promise. You can check it out at www.minglr.info.
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