One of the most powerful ways to build connection online is with a content strategy that is relatable, and builds trust and community.
For older individuals, work is associated with better health, increased financial security and a stronger sense of purpose. For employers and society, research confirms that older workers bring wisdom, experience and emotional balance to improve work environments and performance.
Shouldn't there be places in the world where cellphones, tablets and other high-tech pieces of modern communications are off-limits and their use curtailed to emergencies only?
The workplace taught me that people are expendable and that profit is the most important thing. People are cogs in machines -- get as much out of them as you can. I learned that weekends were when you could do things you were passionate about, but the workplace was different.
Our behavior online affects our behavior in the real world and vice versa. Making an impact starts with small habits of positive action.
As the founder of a digital dating consultancy, I know that relationship development really begins when you meet offline. To create meaningful connections, you need to put the phone down. Face-to-face is the new FaceTime. But even for me, saying hello at a networking event isn't always easy.
There is power in the realization that we aren't alone in asking the big questions, nor are we the only ones experiencing times of joy, moments of frustration, grand victories, or humbling defeats.
Just like the teams that make families in catalogs look just a little too perfect. Just like Photoshop. It's all an illusion. I don't think we are better off. Not even close. It's lonelier. It's isolating. And without a major shift in the way our world works today, I have no idea how to change it.
As Max Frisch said: "Technology [is] the knack of so arranging the world that we don't have to experience it."
Ahh, JDate. The blessed bastion of matzo-loving mensches. I'm really excited to test the waters on this site. In large part because this little Catholic loves the Jews, and has been told by many of their most devoted that she would be quite welcome in the tribe.
My then-limited connections on Twitter weren't enough for me. I felt rather overwhelmed with life and alone in my problems, and even though I told myself that I'm not the only one going through these issues, it didn't help.
I think I genuinely lasted an entire week without logging on to any of the sites. But one night, I'd had a crappy day at work and couldn't sleep. I lay in bed, thoughts racing through my head. Just a little Tinder wouldn't hurt. My phone beckoned -- no implored -- me to pick it up and swipe. So I did.
The world is moving fast, but failing to protect our children from jumping ahead to adulthood and skipping the joy and heartbreak of growing up could be a mistake - and not one that could be seen through a real-time 3D window.
In an attempt to make amends, I told my coworker I would give online dating a whirl. I had to admit, my actual knowledge on the topic was minimal verging on non-existent. And what the hell -- if nothing else, I was sure to get a few entertaining stories for my blog.
Consider the iPad -- The iPad was invented and built by grownups who had to play outside when they were kids. Fast forward to this current generation where the majority of kids sit inside staring at... an iPad.
Our experience highlights a huge challenge for messaging service providers, and also for the telcos who have relied on text messaging revenue as a source of profits.