Its seem clear that many people have a deep seated dislike of Webex. Back in May I was forced to use Webex  for a conference call and while suffering the usual fifteen minutes for someone to get their setup working I tweeted this piece of whimsical cynicism:
Unusually this tweet got was seen by a lot of people, over 180000 alone on Twitter itself 
Based on this evidence its reasonable to make a statement that Webex has a perception problem. This reaction to a snarky tweet is oversized compared to other snippets of inspirational cynicism I may publish from time to time.
Ok, Give Me Options
All I can ask is that you stop using Webex and use some other conferencing software. I don’t really care which one you choose so long as I’m not forced to use Webex anymore. FWIW, I pay money for GoToMeeting because its not too bad. I’m not going to recommend its since it has problems too. Its the least worst solution of all conferencing platforms.
My general view is that these web conferencing applications are stuck in a design mentality from the early 2000’s and desperately need overhauling. Yes, this includes Zoom.
My preferred ‘collaboration’ platform for voice and video is Slack but I find a lot of people are incapable of making voice calls without a telephone. Yes, I pay money for Slack to get that feature. Get over it.
While I’m wondering just how worse Microsoft can make Skype, please stop calling me on from your phone. Don’t you realise just how bad the audio is ?
The timeline of comments makes interesting reading. Lots of people had visceral reactions to old technology and webex. There was a lot to hate about overhead projectors but generally they were predictable and reliable technology. Not something we get from Webex.
- As a remote worker Webex is the worst conference platform I use. The webex client software is notoriusly insecure and has consistently caused problems on my computer. I uninstall it between uses through lack of trust. ↩
- Twitter analytics only cover their own app and web interface where the surveillance technology can operate. ↩