Using G+ and Hash Tags to create a private channel for group sharing and project work.
Part of my work is managing communication among a diverse group of social media enthusiasts from both academia and the professional world. As a group, we can be found on a multitude of platforms and use a plethora of programs, services and applications. The challenge I face is how to accomplish various tasks without making it a burden, especially since we are all volunteers. Adding another program/application/service/etc which someone is not already using is such a burden.
Sometimes we have used email for topical conversations or project work. Sometimes we just want to share articles related to something the group is working on, or perhaps for the group to file away for future use. Our emails accounts are barraged as it is and not the tools we use for real time conversations. A lot of us share stuff on twitter, but natively, it is not the best option for maintaining a discussion thread and archiving material for later use (while maintaining privacy to the group.)