As you’ve seen, I’m somewhat obsessed with new technologies that may allow a deeper and more comprehensive way to collaborate with others at the blog publishing and posting layer. Even this tool that we covered last week provides a way to collaborate on stories and news.
But what about at the actual post layer itself?
Some of the new features in 3.6 will have some of these but there’s nothing quite like real-time, is there? The ability for a team of people to knock out critical pieces of work on given timeframes is a must in today’s fast paced world. If WordPress core doesn’t contain the features itself then we must continue to look outside of it.
That’s why Mozilla Labs TowTruck is very attractive to me because it allows real-time collaboration in a surprisingly simple platform:
The idea is quite simple – install a simple script and you’re up and running – in fact, they even demo their own WordPress blog in their overview video:
Pretty slick, right? Check out out below:
Just install these two scripts and you’re good to go:
Put the above one anywhere on your site and then the following as well:
<button onclick="TowTruck(this); return false;">Start TowTruck</button>
I’ll let you ponder this simple implementation – I may install it today and give it a whirl on WP Daily – what are your thoughts? If you’re a contributor to this blog, would you like to see this implemented?