As simple as e-mail...
Ever wished you had a simple way to discuss the topics of your choice with your colleagues and friends, in your own private forum, with a dedicated assistant faithfully recording every message and every response?
Wish no more. Talkitover uses the power of the Web and e-mail to provide all groups with the global discussion forum they need, on any topic they choose, for as long as they please.
Talkitover turns the World-Wide Web into the most powerful medium ever made available to working groups, technical committees, students, researchers, or just families and friends. There is no need to download or install any new software, or to use a particular platform. Just use the tools that you already have on your computer at home or at work -- your Web browser and its e-mail tool.
With Talkitover you can:
Create as many discussion groups as you like, on any topic you like, without having to ask anyone -- it's all automatic, and doesn't require any special software.
Get your own private group Web pages for any group you start.
Have Talkitover automatically announce the group's creation to the people you designate, so that they can start discussing and collaborating with you.
Participate in any groups you want, responding to existing messages and starting new topics as you see fit.
Subscribe to a group, so as to receive all its messages by e-mail as soon as they are posted.
See at any time the threaded record of all discussions in a group -- who said what when, who responded to whom.
Protect a group through a password, so that only designated people will be able to access it.
If instead you want to give your group the broadest appeal, include it in the list of public Talkitover groups, accessible from the Talkitover main page.
The possibilities are endless. Use Talkitover to collaborate effectively with your peers, whether they are next door or an ocean away; to write an article together; to solve the problem of the century; to plan your meetings; to keep in touch with your customers; or just to pursue discussion for discussion's sake!
If you are still wondering what's unique about Talkitover, or pondering the differences with mailing lists, chat groups, email and Web pages, see The Talkitover Advantage. For more ideas of Talkitover uses, see Who needs Talkitover?.
Choose a topic and create a group devoted to that topic. You can specify a list of people to be notified automatically. You can create as many groups as you like, on any topic of interest!
Talkitover creates your group's own private Web page and e-mails you the address.
Use the group's Web page to start discussion topics, follow all ongoing topics, and respond to any previous message. Talkitover keeps track of all topics and messages, presenting them in a convenient fashion so that you can quickly and easily see the sequence of discussions.
A number of advanced options give you even more flexibility: you can protect access to your group through a password; if instead you want to give it the broadest possible membership, you can turn it into a public group, similar to a Usenet newsgroup and advertized in the official list of public Talkitover groups.
You can also subscribe to receive all the messages of any particular group by e-mail as soon as they are posted.
It's easy, it's powerful, and it's free.