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All Forms of Communication Have Collapsed

Lori Day | Posted 05.05.2014 | Media
Lori Day

When your work depends on communication with other human beings, like mine does, this is the worst problem ever. Try to think of a worse problem if you want, but you can't.

Mardi Gras and Multitasking: More in Common Than It Seems

David Ropeik | Posted 05.04.2014 | Healthy Living
David Ropeik

We ought to worry what the constant cognitive Mardi Gras of our über-connected/multitasking existence is doing to our social and intellectual health, to our decision making, and even literally to our safety.

What Can Happen When You Mindfully and Compassionately Send Criticism or When You Don't

Whitney Hess | Posted 05.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Whitney Hess

I wrote an email yesterday that I didn't want to have to write. After three weeks of back and forth with someone I hoped to hire for a project, her mo...

5 Rules of Email Etiquette

Her Campus | Posted 04.28.2014 | College
Her Campus

You may be surprised to find out that our generation actually isn't the leader in email expertise. With the rise of rapid communication through texting and social media, it's super easy to not think twice about important emailing rules and nuances.

Is It Wrong to Plagiarize from an Email?

Adam Grant | Posted 04.27.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

The Internet has cracked down on kleptomnesia and intentional plagiarism. Now, online tools can instantly crawl through millions of records to see if your writing is authentically yours. Yet the digital era has opened the door for a third kind of plagiarism.

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...

Disappointed With Your Email Marketing Results? Try Personalizing Your Subject Line

Jayson DeMers | Posted 04.20.2014 | Business
Jayson DeMers

Standing out in a customer's inbox is becoming harder than ever, thanks to increasingly discerning email users. Today's savvy consumer is often checking email on mobile devices while on the go, searching subject lines and sender names for the few items worth reading.

Mayors Think They Can Avoid Disclosure Rules By Using Private Email Accounts for Government Business

Peter Scheer | Posted 04.13.2014 | Los Angeles
Peter Scheer

The public has lost patience with elected representatives who game the legal rules to avoid disclosure of information to which the public is entitled. We'll soon find out if the judiciary also has lost patience.

Can The Fifth Protect Bridgegate Emails?

Joel Cohen | Posted 04.09.2014 | Crime
Joel Cohen

As the eminent legal scholar John Henry Wigmore famously expressed, cross examination is "the greatest legal engine ever invented for the discovery of truth." But when it comes to emails or texts, they tend to speak for themselves.

Email Follies Plague Corporate America

Daniel Garrie | Posted 04.08.2014 | Technology
Daniel Garrie

It is beyond refute that for every email sent, there's an excellent chance that someone, or many persons, may have kept a copy.

Powering Down to Power Up

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 04.05.2014 | Religion
Naphtali Hoff

How smart are we for owning smartphones? And is there anything that we can do to avoid being completely consumed by our technological cravings?

Are You an E-mail E-diot?

Greg Savage | Posted 03.30.2014 | Business
Greg Savage

It seems the more ways they invent for us to communicate, the worse we become at it. Meet 5 e-mail e-diots that need to learn the error of their ways. I am pretty sure you know them already.

How to Make Quick and Easy Custom Email Signatures

Kelley Sanabria | Posted 03.29.2014 | Business
Kelley Sanabria

Using your actual signature instead of just typing your name gives a fun and personal touch to your business documents, like newsletters, blog posts, client letters and holiday correspondence.

Email Deliverability: Design Won't Matter if It Isn't Delivered

John Fox | Posted 03.29.2014 | Business
John Fox

Your email newsletter templates are meticulously crafted, down to the last color and font, for maximum visual appeal. As for what happens between "send" and "receipt" is a technical detail -- something that happens automagically in a swift, direct line from you to your recipients... right?

Productivity Hacks: I Empty My Inbox Every Day

Elliot S. Weissbluth | Posted 04.10.2014 | Business
Elliot S. Weissbluth

These are my rules for taking back control, and my undivided attention.

Relationships in 2014: Ours Is A Society That Could Use a Hug

Robert Hall | Posted 03.24.2014 | Weddings
Robert Hall

Distrusted, disengaged, lonely -- it is what you would expect from a society increasingly going it alone.

Windows 8 Email Cash Prize is a Scam

Steve Rhode | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
Steve Rhode

Some people have told me they've received an email that appears to contain only a single PDF file called 2014.pdf. If you get an email like that from...

Calling All Email Addicts: A New Year's Resolution of a Healthier Email Diet

Daniela Papi | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniela Papi

So I turned my phone to silent, and have never turned it back. My life was calmer, I had less disruptions and distractions in my day, and though I missed the little Samsung ring dance, my happiness index certainly increased.

Pre-Christie Emails Revealed

Steve Young | Posted 03.16.2014 | Comedy
Steve Young

How much quicker could we have resolved problematic deeds if e-mail technology was available in the past...

Five Minutes to a Better Job Search in 2014

Steve Dalton | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business
Steve Dalton

The single best job search action you can take in 2014 is this: e-mail someone who has your target job and request a phone call to discuss what he/she's learned while at that job. That's it.

Email Targeting Tips for Retailers to Break Through Inbox Clutter and Connect

David A. Steinberg | Posted 02.19.2014 | Technology
David A. Steinberg

The content of the email is critical. As with the subject line, personalization plays a key factor. Consumers are overloaded and quick to trash anything that feels canned or generic, but making them feel special will typically result in clicks.

7 Ways to Improve Your Email Response Rates

Simon Tam | Posted 02.18.2014 | Technology
Simon Tam

From introductions to pitches and proposals, chances are that your initial impression with someone will often be through this medium. Despite the importance of this system, few really take the time to learn it well in order to get better results.

Brave New Auto-Corrected World: Engineering Life One Letter at a Time

Nancy Colier | Posted 02.05.2014 | Media
Nancy Colier

In addition to designing and mutating reality, the auto-corrector is now contributing yet another mirror to the funhouse that is human communication.

The Gift that Keeps on Giving: 4 Email Campaign Basics

Kristy L. Campbell | Posted 02.01.2014 | Small Business
Kristy L. Campbell

The holidays don't have to equal a slow time for your email marketing campaigns. Just like gift-giving, if your email is warm, personal and meaningful, people will appreciate the effort.

Dear E-Scammer: Yes, Send Me Your Money

Andrew Lam | Posted 01.25.2014 | Comedy
Andrew Lam

I am frightfully sorry to hear about the heart attack that felled your husband, the multi-millionaire landowner in Kwekwe Midlands province, Zimbabwe, and must apologize for this belated reply. But you see, you've written me at a most inopportune time.