Vic, my wife, has recently taken to using Twitter, currently very much the ‘in’ thing amongst her circle of friends.
For those of you not in the know, Twitterers (twits?) send short text messages from their phones to the website, describing what they’re up to at any given moment in time. Frankly, I don’t really get it: I can survive without knowing what folks are up to on a hour-by-hour basis.
Yet it has provoked me to ponder the potential of this and other technologies to help when developing proposals. With the right security, it might really cool if all of those working on a proposal team had a window in the corner of their PC, in which messages popped up at regular intervals from others on the team. (”Just heard from the customer that…”; “Don’t forget to…”; “Anyone know how…”; “I’ve just had a good idea…”).
Twittering? Instant messaging? A blog open to all those working on the deal? Anyone out there already using these or other collaborative technologies to share information quickly between the members of the team working on a proposal?