The first question I asked ’s CEO and co-founder Stewart Butterfield was a selfish one: when will the app get threaded comments, so TNW’s editorial team can use it full time. Sadly, he could only confirm that they’re “coming soon,” one of a bunch of new features that the app, which hit a $1 billion dollar valuation late last year, has in the pipeline.


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This week Facebook unveiled Facebook for Work. It raised, once again, the topic of social networking tools within organisations and it brought me top this interview with Slack co-founder Stewart Butterfield. If you haven’t tried it then give it a go – it is a lightweight type of Yammer and is great for comms around projects. I like Butterfields comments on ‘institutional memory’. Aren’t these the tools that will bring to light much sought after ‘tacit knowledge’?


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