On the left is a link for "Calendar." I think the calendar function is
set up so that when you enter something, you can have Yahoo send you a
reminder email of the event several days ahead of time. Please feel
free to add to the calendar items that might be of interest to the group.
The "chat room" is one of the potentially most useful features of
this website. Again, access is achieved through the link to the left
entitled "chat." If you click on that, your computer will log you in
to a "chat room" (it takes about a minute for the application to load
after you click on the link). The chat room is, of course,
text-based, not voice-based.
There is no limit to the number of people who can be in the chat room
or how long you can be there. You can enter the room, type in some
comments, then open another window on your browser and do other things
then come back to the chat room to see how the "conversation" is going.
The key to using it is to let people know when you will be there (by
posting a message on the board or by sending friends emails). It's a
cheap (i.e. free) alternative to setting up a conference call on the