The Scrollback Campus Ambassador (SCA) program was introduced to me (and few of my college-mates) in the FSMK Summer Camp. Scrollback was the camps official messaging client. I used it extensively when I found any of the sessions boring.
Plain and minimalist approach towards the user interface, a clean-cut win-win situation. The user-interface(both onsite and embedded) are most easy to get used to. Knowingly, I’ve never used IRC before in my life. scrollback was the first and aesthetically pleasing one. They do say that Scrollback works on mobile browsers quite smoothly. But on a 2G network where carriers don’t give more than 15kbps of bandwidth, Scrollback is not the best online web messaging platform to use. To our luck, the founders have confirmed that, there are native apps(Android and iOS) already in the works.
The Scrollback Campus Ambassador Programme:
I was probably one of the most inactive member of my college’s GLUG. Unlike others I wasn’t in any full-time project or something that was beyond my (outdated) engineering circularum. The moment this programme’s was announced by Vignesh(from FSMK). I was obviously attracted by the offerings. We were supposed to fill some sort of application form. I was one of the lucky one to be selected for this program (though I had this feeling that the application was not the most attractive one they would ever read). Later stage we were notified to select the sub fields we wished to work in. To my comfort I choose PR and Marketing, with Blogging. I skipped coding and
What Scrollback means to me:
Since day one, scrollback remains to be a better looking IRC. How it is different from IRC? I’m convinced that it is a Micro-Forum(a new segment in community communication), that will soon replace Forums type of community communication. Personally I like the fact that one can embed a scrollback room to any website. The best of all, Scrollback is Free and Open Source. Repository to which is available on github. Hence doesn’t interfere with the Free Software Foundation’s philosophy.