The other day I had a play with Merrolee Penman on DimDim. DimDim is a free software that allows you to have an online meeting of up to 20 people.
Compared to Elluminate
DimDim allows audio and visual communication, white board and desktop share. The main annoyance was that there was a reasonable lag which made communication less fluid, but that might have been the way I set up the meeting.
Compared to Elluminate, DimDim did not appear to have any more to offer.
BUT the advantage DimDim has is that it is free, whereas Elluminate can only be accessed free for meetings of up to three people. For those who do not have access to Elluminate, I would suggest that DimDim is worth investigating.
My only doubt would be how it performs for people who do not have access to broadband Internet connection.
Why do software companies give their products such funny names? When I heard of DimDim, I immediately thought of TimTam, which is a lovely chocolate biscuit you can buy in New Zealand. What is the meaning of DimDim?
Image: 'The inside of a Tim Tam' joyosity