I, like most people in this world, will use things that work. If they don’t work for me, then I usually stop using them.
When I asked the question, “Does anyone have any favorites for web conferencing like webex, go-to, vyew, adobe connect, etc?” through my Tweetdeck (which feeds my Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin profiles).
Here’s what happened.
I got lots of answers. From people that I trust and from people I didn’t know but when I looked at their profiles and found out they were professionals like me (I figured I could trust them).
From Twitter I got:
@phillColeman: @DonSchindler I’m biased (work for them) but have you looked at Yuuguu for web conferencing? Aims to be simple to use. http://bit.ly/4EXDoz
@aeltzroth: @donschindler have used go to and adobe connect. No real preference. Adobe interface is a bit cleaner but function seems the same.
@cbarbour: @donschindler dimdim
@nickdenardis: @donschindler I like DimDim a lot. http://j.mp/di5NQV
@jcarole: @DonSchindler I am actually loving this FREE WebEx beta http://bit.ly/bQR5N5. It’s still kind of a “secret’. Can’t lose with free!
@Mietzler: @DonSchindler I sell WebEx and Adobe. I think both are great but Adobe is my fav. let me know if you want demo
@LSCNorthHarris: @donschindler We use Web-Ex a lot here. Is it my favorite. I dunno … kinda standard issue I guess. Works on Macs fine too. #highered
Then my friends from Linkedin chimed in – I won’t post theirs because they were private emails but one of them told me her company used Microsoft Live for a while but had a lot of problems. They switched Webex and now things are going great.
I got a few more responses on Facebook but I won’t expose them – if you are friends with me, then you can check it out but most of them were Webex.
When I did the same kind of search through Google using a couple of different keyword terms, I got all different kinds of answers. Under “free web conferencing”, webex didn’t show up except for with Google Adwords.
So who am I going to trust – the Google results or my friends?
Me, I’m going to go with the professionals I know rather than the search engine.