I’ve heard a few times now about Blab and recorded this 5 minute screencast of the very first time I took a look.
As you’ll see, I didn’t get all that far on my first try, it seems you need to use Chrome or Firefox to actually host a Blab. I usually use Safari and was able to take a look around but not host.
My first impressions are that I actually felt a little shy just “dropping” into conversations that were happening, kind of like walking around a networking event and charging in.
I can see the potential for this and am going to persist. I particularly like the idea of using it to learn to speak English – though I’m a native English speaker, my daughters are being raised bilingually in the Netherlands and I could perhaps use this as a novel tool for them to chat with other kids.
Personally, I would like to try out some “speed networking” for either my Zestee Social Media, Professional Parents or Dutch Australian communities.
Like all social networks, I feel I could waste a lot of time here so want to learn the basics and what it’s capable of, then come back with a clear goal and purpose.
The “about” section on Blab itself is pretty simple: https://blab.im/about – I guess you are instead just encouraged to get in there and try it yourself!
There are a few other posts on a Medium blog about it, but these are pretty well hidden right down the bottom of their site:
Step by Step starting: https://medium.com/@brittanymetz/so-you-want-to-start-a-blab-86851da353ed#.w2xh7q48w
I’m going to try it out more. Will you? Love to hear your comments below. Renee
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This is some useful information!