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Yahoo Goes Cuckoo

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 12.13.2013 | Technology
Joan Z. Shore

The French have a saying: Le mieux est l'ennemi du bien. In other words, what you think is better will destroy what is already good. Sometime o...

An Open Letter to Cyberbullies

Mark Weinstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

You, the faceless one, who hides behind empty words. You, the unhappy one, spreading your misery through harassment and humiliation. You, the angry one, trying to feel powerful by intimidating others with your hate. I refuse to let you hurt me.

The Surprising Thing That Happened When I Lost Connectivity

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 12.14.2013 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

What's the city equivalent of being stranded on a desert island these days? It's being without a landline, Internet, or television service. That was me last week, and I wasn't sure I'd survive.

Addicted to Checking Your Email? This Flow Chart Might Help

Wendy MacNaughton | Posted 12.09.2013 | Technology
Wendy MacNaughton


The Case For Inbox Curfews

Fast Company | Posted 12.09.2013 | Business

I'm writing this post at 10 p.m. on a Monday. But if I emailed a quick question to the post's main subject--Vynamic CEO Dan Calista--he wouldn't get b...

Freedom From Unauthorized Intrusion

Mark Weinstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Merriam-Webster's online dictionary defines privacy as "freedom from unauthorized intrusion." The United States government defines privacy as "freedom from unauthorized intrusion, except by us." Personally I prefer the former definition.

We'll Always Have Paris

Terry K Carr | Posted 11.23.2013 | Divorce
Terry K Carr

Last month I got a new follower on Twitter. Since I'd joined over a year ago, 20 had trickled in and at that rate each gets special attention. Who? I wondered and peeked. Him?

How Far Will You Go to Protect Your Emails?

Mark Weinstein | Posted 11.17.2013 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

How far will you go to protect your emails? As individuals we can't really answer that question. That's because we're at the whim of our email provide...

Is There Life After Email? Yes, And It's Amazing

Fast Company | Posted 11.17.2013 | Technology

I worked at, the 15th most popular website in the world to write The Year Without Pants, a book about what we can learn from the amazing...

The Art Of Avoiding An Angry Email

Mimi Golub | Posted 11.16.2013 | Fifty
Mimi Golub

I want to model my behavior for my technologically dependent children. I want them to be thoughtful and kind in texts, and in all social media.

The NSA's War Against Encryption

Zachary Graves | Posted 09.10.2013 | Technology
Zachary Graves

The NSA's seemingly limitless ability to crack encryption has not only put the privacy of private citizens in danger, it also threatens to shake the foundations of online business.

It's Funny 'Cause It's True

Posted 11.09.2013 | Comedy

Something as simple as sending email should not be as stressful as it is. Why do we have to use different language for every type of Internet communic...

Google: Yeah, We're Gonna Keep Looking At Your Emails

AP | By MARTHA MENDOZA | Posted 11.05.2013 | Technology

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Attorneys suing Google say the firm violates privacy and takes personal property by electronically scanning the contents of ...

3 Ways to Be More Efficient

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 11.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

Why are you driven? If you have a packed schedule, why? What is important to you in your life? Reflect, breathe and be honest with yourself. This is your life we are talking about.

Email Is for Old People -- LOL!

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 10.28.2013 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

My 13-year-old son is a Boy Scout. He is supposed to frequently send and read email messages to arrange scoutmaster conferences and patrol activities. He has two different email accounts that I set up for him. He never looks at either one.

Why I Don't Care If the NSA Reads My Emails

Lauren Cahn | Posted 08.22.2013 | Technology
Lauren Cahn

Next time you go to a convenience store, you might notice that a video surveillance camera. Now, if you're there to rob the place, you might be annoyed. But most likely, you won't give it a second thought. The way I see it, the same rules apply to governmental Internet surveillance.

Burnout: The Disease of Our Civilization

Arianna Huffington | Posted 08.21.2013 | Business
Arianna Huffington

Since launching our Third Metric campaign -- to redefine success beyond money and power to include well-being, wisdom, our ability to wonder and to give back -- I've been seeing things through a Third Metric lens. And what I see is a split-screen world. On one side, we have endless examples of how the business world still hasn't changed and continues to glorify an approach to measuring success that leads to burnout. On the other side of the screen, there are more and more examples from companies large and small of prioritizing well-being. One of the primary things keeping many businesses from adopting more sustainable metrics of success is the stubborn -- and dangerously wrongheaded -- myth that prioritizing health and well-being is incompatible with a healthy bottom line; and that there is a trade-off between high performance and taking care of ourselves. As countless studies show, this couldn't be less true.

Another Website Shuts Down Over NSA Spying

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 08.20.2013 | Technology

A prominent legal news site, well known for explaining the ins and outs of technology-related law, is shutting down over its founder's fear that gover...

Kate Sheppard

Environmental Regulator Charges GOP Governor Pushed Him Out For Standing Up To Big Coal | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) has forced out the head of a key division of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency in response to pressure ...

Over-Thanking It

Jeanne Martinet | Posted 10.16.2013 | Impact
Jeanne Martinet

To have good manners is to consider the emotional well-being of someone besides yourself, which is why I have often emphasized the importance of saying "thank you" to anyone who has done something for you. But is it possible to thank someone too much?

What's Happening to Us?

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 10.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Rubinstein

Let me begin by saying I have a desktop, a laptop, a tablet, an e-reader and a smartphone. I use them all and think they're great technologic advances...

Magic Words

Dennis Welch | Posted 10.14.2013 | Business
Dennis Welch

Chapter 1: Drowning in a Sea of Words Let's face it. We're drowning in a sea of words. Too many ways to communicate, too much pressure to respond NOW...

Timothy Stenovec

The Thing You Can Do Today To Make Yourself Ridiculously More Productive | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 08.14.2013 | Technology

You get a lot of email. Probably more than you can handle. And you are not alone. We live in a culture where email overload is accepted as a fact ...

EXCLUSIVE: Owner of Snowden's Email Service on Why He Closed Lavabit Rather Than Comply With Gov't

Democracy Now! | Posted 10.13.2013 | Media
Democracy Now!

"My biggest fear when I shutdown the service was that no good would come of it," says Ladar Levison, the owner of Lavabit, an encrypted email service ...

The Best First Steps to Develop Your Online Platform

Anne Hill | Posted 10.11.2013 | Books
Anne Hill

Platforms are a process, not a static creation. They are a long-term strategic move designed to grow slowly over time, and support your overall career and publishing goals.