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Why I'm Looking For More People To Hug

David Kanegis | Posted 05.22.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

The Digital Age has me distraught. I spend so little 'face time' with the people I care most about. Texting is the mot du jour. Bah -- Humbug! We seem to live in a world where the motto is 'neither a hugger nor huggee be.'

Ai Weiwei: To See Is To Believe

The WorldPost | Hans Ulrich Orbist | Posted 03.17.2014 | World

Hans-Ulrich Obrist is an art curator, critic and historian of art. He is co-director of Exhibitions and Programmes and Director of International Proj...

Hans Ulbrich Obrist: The Art Of Handwriting In The Digital Age

Complex | Leigh Silver | Posted 03.17.2014 | World

Curator extraordinaire Hans Ulrich Obrist may not be the first person you would expect to see blowing up your Instagram feed, but his social media acc...

Blatantly Incorrect Generational Stereotypes: Communication Methods by Generation

Crystal Kadakia | Posted 05.11.2014 | Technology
Crystal Kadakia

Recently I went to a training event where a speaker educated the audience about "generation differences" (read: stereotypes). Have you ever had someon...

These Things You Do Every Day Have Changed The English Language As We Know It

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 02.20.2014 | Books

We're always adding new words to the English language -- selfie, twerk, hashtag, et cetera. This isn't about that. We tap out more messages each da...

Karen van Bergen: Where Should We Meet? Sustaining Real Connection in a Hyper-Connected World

Karen van Bergen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Karen van Bergen

More than we care to admit, we now pay for the ease and frequency of our communication with the depth of our relationships. And those depths are where true and meaningful human connection resides.

Future Conversations

Paul Stoller | Posted 04.23.2013 | College
Paul Stoller

Confronting an incredibly seductive array of "devices" we sometimes forget that the foundation of any society is the ability of its members to interact, communicate, and compromise for the common good.

Dear America, Join Me in Writing a Letter From the Heart

D.J. Wilson | Posted 03.16.2013 | Good News
D.J. Wilson

How many of our children have held a hand-written letter in their hands and read it over and over again? How many have stored them away and pulled them out when they're having a really tough day?

Should Police Need A Warrant To Search Your Cell Phone?

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 01.27.2013 | Technology
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Marcellus Campos and Denise Tejada This Thursday, a Senate Committee will consider limited changes to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act o...

The 15 Most Confusing Emoticons Ever

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 09.21.2012 | Technology

Has a friend ever sent you a text message that read %-{ or something equally indecipherable? What you received was an emoticon, a display of emotio...

Digital Fire: Moving Beyond Common Sense to Complex Sense

Russell C. Smith | Posted 10.07.2012 | Technology
Russell C. Smith

Common sense is a difficult thing to gauge, since it's a moving target, based on ever changing cultural expectations. My common sense could very well bump into your belief system.

How Is the Government Communications Office Changing?

Steve Ressler | Posted 08.27.2012 | DC
Steve Ressler

As the nature of our media shifts, the nature of our communications offices will be forced to shift as well. What will the future of government communications look like?

The Mobile Signature: 'Please excsue typoo's'

Sean X | Posted 07.09.2012 | Technology
Sean X

I am a communication purist, in that I believe the most important aspect of communication is understanding by the recipient, not precision in its delivery. However, you must ask yourself. How does a signature line serve me? It too is to provide communication. So be careful.

Big Data Comes to the Communications Industry

Christian Olsen | Posted 05.13.2012 | Business
Christian Olsen

Companies don't need to ask questions to the outside world or infer possible responses through educated guessing based on past behaviors. All a company needs to do now is listen.

America's Most Innovative Cities

24/7 Wall St. | Michael B. Sauter | Posted 12.18.2011 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: Six American cities are among the most innovative in the world, according to a report published Monday by 2ThinkNow, an innovation...

Your Brain on the Web

Daniel Goleman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Daniel Goleman

Nature designed the brain for face-to-face interactions -- not the online world. Email actually tricks the brain.