Minglr is an experimental software system developed to explore ways of supporting ad hoc, private videoconferences. We expect it to be useful for virtual conferences and many other kinds of online events, both business and social. See Minglr at https://minglr.info.
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Jaeyoon Song, Christoph Riedl, and Thomas W. Malone, Online Mingling: Supporting Ad Hoc, Private Conversations at Virtual Conferences, MIT Sloan School of Management Working Paper 6159-20, July 2020.