OK, I’ve been walking the aisles meeting with tons of companies and this is the first one that motivated me to pull my laptop out and blog it right from the company’s booth. OK, Zoho’s Notebook got close, but that won’t be out until March, so didn’t feel the pressure to tell you about it RIGHT NOW.
Nexo changes all that. Think Yahoo groups. But done right. I’m here in the Nexo booth talking with Craig Jorasch, CEO of Nexo.
I can’t explain it all. I’ll get a video with them, but every part of their service is better than Yahoo’s groups. Their look. The way you can add images. The fact that they have RSS and Atom and OPML support. The way you can layout the group’s pages. The way it sends out email and integrates different events into email. The polls that you can add.
It’s all better than Yahoo.
I’m going to use this. In fact, let me start a group right now and see how long it takes me to get started. It took about 20 seconds. No weird Yahoo ID needed.
My group is here: http://scobleizer.nexo.com/
One thing I learned that isn’t quite ready yet is a public group for a site like mine. I have to invite you into my group as a member before you can send messages or participate in my group. That’ll change next week.
Either way, this is a great demonstration of what happens when Web 2.0 technologies gets applied to an old problem of how groups of people can interact with each other.