"You get what you pay for" - that was my initial thought after my first experience of Dim Dim on Friday's session of FO2010.
We paid nothing and got not a lot; that said the experience was valuable and provided the opportunity to try a free platform. As much as I would love to be supporting free and open sources like this, I feel there needs to be more development of them before they work efficiently.
The faciliators Claire & Malcolm had prepared the best they could, but the functionality of the platform was just not good enough to run a cohesive online meeting. The time delays were frustrating and not practical when so many of us are strapped for time and juggling at the best of times!
Claire & Malcolm are to be congratulated on giving this a go and the professionalism they showed by putting plan B into action and moving the meeting to the more familiar Elluminate room. Claire sharing her desktop for the slide show with Wayne was brilliant.
I'm not going to discount Dim Dim completley, but perhaps would consider it for a one-to-one meeting rather than a larger group.