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Is the Media's ADD Hurting Our Country?

Abby Huntsman | Posted 07.13.2012 | Politics
Abby Huntsman

So, here we are: a world of commentators, Tweeters, bloggers, and citizens with one of the most powerful tools developed in the history of mankind (the Internet) at our fingertips, literally, but how do we plan to use it? And, what is our collective responsibility?

Posting on The Listserve: 3 Dos and 3 Don'ts

Danny Groner | Posted 07.10.2012 | Media
Danny Groner

After signing up a few weeks ago, I have read an array of daily messages from people all over the world. Based on what I've seen so far, here's some advice I'd offer to someone who is panicked for his or her turn to speak.

The Connected Life: From Email Apnea To Conscious Computing

Linda Stone | Posted 07.07.2012 | Technology
Linda Stone

When you text or use email on your smartphone, laptop or iPad, are you breathing or do you hold your breath? Eighty percent of us seem to have "email apnea." Definition: Shallow breathing or breath holding while doing email, or while working or playing in front of a screen.

Tips From the Rock n' Roll CEO #1: When's the Best Time to Shoot Off an Email?

Jared Gutstadt | Posted 07.02.2012 | Business
Jared Gutstadt

Here's something obvious: We live in a sickening world of non-stop info. Here's something maybe less obvious: Sometimes, the best time to get an important person's attention is to hit 'em up at a weird time.

Things The Facebook Generation Will Not Buy

24/7 Wall St. | Charles B. Stockdale and Michael B. Sauter | Posted 04.21.2012 | Business

24/7 Wall St.: Consumer tastes are changing at a greater rate than ever before. Not surprisingly, the purchasing habits of the youngest generation pre...

WATCH: Gmail Nerds Out, Offers You Intimate Info About Your Inbox

Posted 04.19.2012 | Technology

Ever wanted to know how long it takes you, on average, to reply to an email? What time of day you got the most missives? Or how the length of the mess...

How To Protect Your Teen's Privacy Online

Lori McCoy | Posted 06.19.2012 | Fifty
Lori McCoy

Facebook's privacy settings are not easy. In fact, many of my Boomer generation friends have requested my help with their Facebook account and privacy settings.

Gmail Suffering Service Disruption

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 04.17.2012 | Technology

A number of Gmail users are finding error messages this afternoon, as the popular email service is suffering some rare downtime. UPDATE: Google say...

Lost Letters

Daliah Merzaban | Posted 06.12.2012 | Home
Daliah Merzaban

I recently opened an email account for my mom and taught her how to compose messages to my sisters and I so we could stay in touch while she is traveling. The passion with which she wrote shocked me.

Social Responsibility: You Don't Need to Be Big to Make a Difference

Janine Popick | Posted 06.12.2012 | Small Business
Janine Popick

My marketing company, VerticalResponse, was probably in business about five years before we put a stake in the ground and said, "We're going to help o...

How to Use Social Media for Social Change

Dorie Clark | Posted 06.11.2012 | Impact
Dorie Clark

Social media is the perfect tool for mobilizing your friends and colleagues to take action on a cause you care about -- sending a letter to a legislator, signing up to attend a rally, or spreading the word through their own social channels.

How to Get Your Customers to Grow Your Business for You

Janine Popick | Posted 05.29.2012 | Small Business
Janine Popick

Spending money on advertising alone just doesn't work anymore. You are not the proud owner of your brand; your customers are. Listen to them and do whatever you can to make them happy, and watch your business grow - by leaps and bounds.

To My Internet Service Provider: Breaking Up Is Hard to Do, But I'm Doing It!

Lori Day | Posted 05.27.2012 | Comedy
Lori Day

So I say to the worst Internet service provider in the world, to whom I have given dozens of hours of my time over the years dealing with their incompetent customer service and tech support professionals and their highly unstable platform, goodbye and good riddance.

Email Still Connects More Of The World Than Facebook

Reuters | Patricia Reaney | Posted 05.27.2012 | Technology

By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Most of the world is interconnected thanks to email and social networking sites such as Faceboo...

Judge Cebull: 'Resign'

Rep. Hank Johnson | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
Rep. Hank Johnson

There is no place for a federal judge who uses racist, divisive language.

Judge Apologizes Over Racist Obama Email

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.03.2012 | Politics

Richard Cebull, Montana's chief federal judge, apologized to Obama after admitting he forwarded an email comparing African-Americans to dogs and imply...

How To Stop Email Overload

Harvard Business Review | Posted 02.24.2012 | Women

Complaints about email abound. Perhaps you've heard some of these or uttered them in pain yourself: I receive hundreds of emails a day. I can spend my...

Ex-Googlers Develop Turbo-Charged 'Email' System

The Sydney Morning Herald | Posted 02.21.2012 | Technology
Read More: Email, Technology News

Email has "stagnated" and three Australians who quit Google say they have built a product that will change the way we interact with email and allow us...

A Valentine Mystery: What Do Our Email "XOXOs" Say About Our Digital Relations?

Maggie Jackson | Posted 04.14.2012 | Technology
Maggie Jackson

When we're unthinkingly throwing "best" at our children or "xo" at a new business contact, we may be missing a crucial leap of imagination: what the person at the other end of the line may be feeling, thinking and expecting.

Is This The Worst Way To Announce A Split, Or The Best?

Abby Tolchinsky | Posted 04.11.2012 | Divorce
Abby Tolchinsky

As a divorce mediator and lawyer, sometimes I feel like I've heard it all. I am terribly hard to shock. And yet, yesterday something shocked me: a divorce announcement via email.

Measure Twice, Cut Once: Choosing the Right Domain Name for Your New Business

Janine Popick | Posted 04.09.2012 | Small Business
Janine Popick

With so many URLs floating around, getting a good domain name for a new company can be almost as tough as reducing the national debt -- almost, but not impossible.

Motivating Employees: 3 Ideas That Just Might Work for You

Janine Popick | Posted 04.10.2012 | Small Business
Janine Popick

I recently got interviewed by one of my employees who is looking to hone in on his career path. He's a newly appointed manager and he wants to make su...

A World Without Facebook?

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 04.04.2012 | Comedy
Davis Schneiderman

Consider the many ways you need to check in with your social network and the all-seeing, almost totalitarian power of the text message. Yes, communication is all-but-instant, but so is observation.

Write A Letter Or Send An E-mail?

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 03.26.2012 | Religion
Malcolm Boyd

In addition to e-mails, sit down and write a few long, detailed, personal, honest letters expressing your ideas and feelings. Write them in longhand, if you still know how to do that.

Help Me Understand ...

John Joss | Posted 03.24.2012 | Media
John Joss

We live in an era of over-communication surpassing the grotesque, bordering on the obscene. We are now the helpless victims of TMI, or Too Much Information.