Better Backchannels: What’s Missing?

I believe that better backchannels are possible, so long as we don’t keep doing them in a chat that is reacted upon every few seconds. In the video, I identify three things our #etmooc backchannels need:

1. @mentions (replies that show to whom you are speaking)
2. Threading (much better nesting of conversations for tracking)
3. Up/down voting so that you can agree with an idea without adding noise the backchannel.

Original video from Joe Dillon:

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