The OPALescence conference begins today at 11am (CST) – there is a nice lineup of topics and speakers (including me at 2pm CST today, blathering on about Collaboration 2.0) as well as “unconference” sort of unscheduled discussion groups going on at the same time as the traditional conference sessions. If one of the sessions doesn’t do it for you, hop into an unconference session and talk about what is important to you!
Of course, as soon as the report is published, big news happens… FriendFeed is now allowing the upload and sharing of files (other than just photos, which they’ve supported for some time now). I saw this in action the other day when a friend of mine uploaded a PowerPoint presentation into a room I frequent – there was much rejoicing in that room, and we immediately came up with all kinds of ways to use the new functionality – and we aren’t even a “collaborative group”. For groups using FriendFeed rooms to collaborate, this is a HUGE great big deal. It makes FriendFeed just that much more useful as a collaboration platform – as well as that much more fun as a social network!