Five Tenets: Referenceability

This post is part of a series on the Five Tenets of a Modern, Multi-Modal, Real-Time Communications Application. Referenceability As daily users of the web and the internet, we’ve all become very accustomed to the idea of clicking on things to see more information. Perhaps the most powerful and enduring gift that Tim Berners-Lee gave […]

Five Tenets: Trustworthiness

This post is part of a series on the Five Tenets of a Modern, Multi-Modal, Real-Time Communications Application. Trustworthiness Trust can be a difficult thing to get right. Even just defining it can be tricky: what does it mean to make a user trust you or your application? Much of what a user perceives as […]

Five Tenets: Contextuality

This post is part of a series on the Five Tenets of a Modern, Multi-Modal, Real-Time Communications Application. Contextuality Perhaps one of the most important, and least recognized, tenets of an RTC App is Contextuality. Today, we have many communications tools available to us: telephones, instant messaging, video chats, Skype, Google, Slack, mobile phones, tablets […]

Five Tenets: Fluidity

This post is part of a series on the Five Tenets of a Modern, Multi-Modal, Real-Time Communications Application. Fluidity Fluidity is the subject in this second post on the Five Tenets of RTC Apps. I define Fluidity as the ability of a single conversation to move fluidly between various modes of conversation. The most important […]