Gimlet tries members-only Slack channel

Gimlet Media has started a Slack channel for its members as an experiment. In an email to its members:

…we use [Slack] all day, every day. And so we thought, Members are a part of our Gimlet family. Why aren’t they in there with us?! It’s the perfect forum for you to meet other members, meet us, receive announcements from our staff, participate in polls, ask questions, give suggestions, and do other fun things.

At the time of writing there are 660 users in the member’s Slack channel (for those financially-minded folks, we can estimate Gimlet is receiving at least $3,300 per month from its membership program).
This intrepid reporter will keep an eye on how this experiment works out. So far it’s mostly GIFs.

Gimlet membership costs $5 a month or $60 a year