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I'd Rather Not Have a Phone

Elizabeth Barnett | Posted 11.11.2016 | Technology
Elizabeth Barnett

I literally do not call people. The only time I do is when I HAVE to because it's the only way I can get in contact with someone. Even when you only have a phone number, you can usually find another mode of communication for a person just by searching the internet.

Here's What Happened When I Asked My Students to Call Instead of Text

Julie Dobrow | Posted 10.07.2016 | Media
Julie Dobrow

I asked a group of my students to try the Birdwhistell/Goffman experiment a la 2015: for one day, instead of texting the messages they normally would send to their family and friends and classmates, they should call.

When Email and Texting Are Insufficient: An Interview with the Phone Lady

Phil Simon | Posted 08.24.2016 | Business
Phil Simon

I long for the days of in-person conversation. Isn't that preferable to interminable email torrents and emoticon-laden exchanges of text messages? It turns out that I'm far from the only one with these types of thoughts. 

5 Reasons I'm Not Picking Up the Phone When You Call

Stephanie Ortiz | Posted 05.23.2015 | Parents
Stephanie Ortiz

There are days when I manage to overcome these obstacles and cram in some quality phone time. But generally speaking, it isn't going to happen. Mea culpa. Text me, maybe?

Coca-Cola Workers No Longer Have To Listen To Voice Mails And We're All Jealous

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.22.2014 | Business

Voice mail is dying, and the world’s largest soda maker just pounded another nail in its coffin. As of last month, most employees at Coca-Cola...

Just Tell Me That You're Busy

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

Remember, we're not just sending an email, we're maintaining a relationship. So, the next time you get a charming, witty and grammatically correct email from me, don't keep me hanging wondering if you've left civilization for a secluded life in a Tibetan monastery.

No, Your Small Business Is Not Safe From Cyber Attacks

Mike Pugh | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Mike Pugh

How is this relevant to a discussion of Cyber Security? As small business owners and members of the general public, we tend to take in the ever-present news of the latest electronic security breach with the same level of detached fascination.

Voicemail Transcriber Gives New Meaning to Pop Lyrics

Michael Sigman | Posted 09.17.2013 | Comedy
Michael Sigman

Irene hears what she wants to hear. My new cell phone voicemail transcriber ("voice-female," if you will) wrote this to me during her first week on t...

Help! I'm Stuck In Voicemail Hell

Janie Emaus | Posted 08.30.2013 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

Remember when you could pick up the phone, dial 411 and get a real live person, someone like Ernestine from Laugh-In? Back in those pre-cell phone days. Pre-caller ID. Pre-answering machines. Prehistoric, if you ask today's younger generation.

How-To: Leave a Little Love in Someone's Inbox!

HooplaHa | Posted 07.03.2013 | Parents

Are voicemails the new texts? Leigh Koechner, star of's No Mundane Moments, thinks so. It's no secret that etiquette these days is far...

Living in a Voicemail World

Amy Hansen | Posted 01.05.2013 | Women
Amy Hansen

For that minute or two, as those familiar voices race throughout my ears, all is right in the world. I remember who I am. More importantly, I remember those amazing people who -- no matter the distance -- make me who I am

Hacking Rupert Murdoch

MP Nunan | Posted 09.11.2011 | Comedy
MP Nunan

What would it look and sound like if we could see the hacked voicemails and texts between Rupert Murdoch, and his son and heir-apparent, James Murdoch -- as they deal with the fallout from the crisis?

The Double-Edged Sword That Is the Internet

Gil Laroya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Gil Laroya

I have come to the conclusion that I needed to simplify; to get back to my roots as a human being, devoid of the wireless world and its random connections.

Communication: Week 13 of 'Mental Muscle' Boot Camp

Paul Katz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul Katz

Part fifteen in a series. "There is a reason why Communication Week follows Self-Esteem in Spiritual Boot Camp," said James Mellon. "First, you get...

Letterman Takes On NBC Honcho Jeff Zucker (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

We've already heard "leaked" voicemails Jeff Zucker left for Conan, but last night on the "Late Show" Letterman counted down the top ten messages left...

How To Reclaim Your Time

Eli Davidson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eli Davidson

Do you find yourself sinking under the blaze of busy? Are papers marching across your desk in such a mad frenzy that your mind is goes blank the mome...

Voicemail Falls Completely Out Of Fashion

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Read More: Voicemail, Style News

"Once upon a time, voice mail was useful," said Yen Cheong, 32, a book publicist in New York who has transitioned almost entirely to e-mail and text m...

The Dangers of Keeping a Journal

Samara O'Shea | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Samara O'Shea

I once had a boyfriend. He once read my journal. He read all about me sleeping with another man. I no longer had a boyfriend.