The best ways to troll your coworkers on Slack

first_imgSlack is so ingrained into my social well-being at the office I literally can’t imagine coming into work without it. Lots of other companies are also adopting the service. Do you work in a Slack-powered office? Have you developed your own Slack coworker trolling tips? Share them in a comment! Today I did what I do pretty much every weekday. No, not try to take over the world, Pinky. I went to work here at the fabulous Geek.com office in the heart of New York City. And when I sat at my desk did I immediately start creating the best dang content you’ve ever read? No, of course not. Instead, I opened up Slack, the hip, new online corporate communication tool.Whether you’re hating Monday mornings like a lasagna cat, getting over Wednesday hump days at lunch, or riding out the last few minutes of a Friday afternoon, Slack is there to improve your experience as a loyal thrall of capitalism. The service has been picking up so much steam it’s even advertising on Vice’s TV channel, which doesn’t make much sense since Slack is built for businesses not individuals but whatever.Slack’s actual purpose is for helping employees, both in an office and working remotely, communicate and coordinate more easily and efficiently on projects. But plenty of other software, from Trello to Basecamp to Asana, offers similar and some might say better functionality. The true value of Slack is more intangible, and it took me some time to realize it. What really makes Slack so essential to me, the thing about it that arguably lowers productivity while objectively raising enough morale to be worth it, is simple. Slack is perfect for trolling your coworkers.Here are some of my favorite methods for trolling coworkers on Slack. Slackbot Responses1/6 Being funny on Slack can take some effort, effort you may not have time for if you’re busy actually working. Lame. But don’t despair, you can outsource your sense of humor to Slack itself. Slackbot is the automated member of every Slack team there to assist users with the program. But Slackbot can do more than just keep track of how many Props an employee receives for cool accomplishments. Take your trolling to the next level by programming Slackbot responses. Whenever someone types in a certain phrase Slackbot will respond according to your wishes. Mention millennials? Slackbot will correct you with “Snake People.” GIFs and links work as well. Whenever someone here types Kingdom Hearts or Tetsuya Nomura, Slackbot will activate this appropriate Goofy/Evanescence music video. I don’t even need to be online anymore to troll.<><>last_img

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