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Netiquette Rules: The Right Way to Send Business E-mails

Scott Steinberg | Posted 09.30.2012 | Business
Scott Steinberg

Although over 300 billion e-mails are estimated to be sent every day, however, a surprising number of executives and entrepreneurs still struggle to grasp fundamental rules of netiquette.

Steven Replies To Spam, Vol. 1 -- Conversations With My Assassin

Steven Shehori | Posted 09.19.2012 | Comedy
Steven Shehori

As I'm sure you're aware, 65 percent of small assassin-based businesses fail in their first year, primarily due to minimal emphasis placed on customer (and in my case, victim) satisfaction.

When Was the Last Time You Received a Post Card?

Andrew Lam | Posted 09.16.2012 | Home
Andrew Lam

The first few post cards I ever saw were scenes of Paris in winter. I recall a sun-drenched afternoon in my grammar school courtyard in Sadec, deep in the Mekong Delta where school children lined up to see real post cards from Paris mounted inside a glass box.

When Letting Go On Vacation Isn't Easy

Lev Raphael | Posted 09.16.2012 | Travel
Lev Raphael

On a recent trip to Florence, I did something radical. I cut myself off.

Be Careful What You Email..

Reuters | Peter Apps, Political Risk Correspondent | Posted 09.10.2012 | Technology

By Peter Apps, Political Risk Correspondent LONDON (Reuters) - When ousted Barclays CEO Bob Diamond says he felt "physically ill" readi...

Top 10 Tools for Campaigning Online in 2012

Sarah Granger | Posted 09.08.2012 | Technology
Sarah Granger

Without people who are savvy in using the technical for the political, the written for the social and the leadership to keep the team together, online campaigns crumble from weak links.

The Limits Of Unlimited Communication

Daliah Merzaban | Posted 09.01.2012 | Religion
Daliah Merzaban

Strictly speaking, technological advancements should improve our ability to communicate with each other. While they do in many instances, I sense interpersonal communication has deteriorated.

Long-Distance Relationships Are Not So Bad... Now

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 08.25.2012 | Home
Nicholas Ferroni

There is no doubt that as long as there have been relationships, there have been long-distance relationships, and technology has truly improved our ability to communicate across distances.

Is Using Emoticons in Emails Really the Downfall of Civilization?

Gregg McBride | Posted 08.26.2012 | Comedy
Gregg McBride

Why should I hide the fact that I'm in a good mood and want to wish whomever I'm writing a happy day through a silly little emoticon?

Startups Today Need Anticipatory Customer Service

Marty Zwilling | Posted 08.12.2012 | Small Business
Marty Zwilling

Reactionary customer service won't generate the loyalty you need to survive. When was the last time you took a hard look at your service?

A Unique Approach in the Search for Missing Children

Rolv E. Heggenhougen | Posted 07.23.2012 | Impact
Rolv E. Heggenhougen

WRAPmail is for-profit, but if we also can do something good, why not? My thinking was pretty simple: Featuring more missing children in emails should increase the number that are found.

Your Inbox May Be Killing You

The Huffington Post | Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 05.17.2012 | Small Business

Email overload may be doing more than driving you crazy -- it could be sending you to an early grave. Research from the University of California at Ir...

Is Tech Addiction Killing Your Small Business?

Melody Stevens | Posted 07.14.2012 | Small Business
Melody Stevens

We have crossed the line. Internet and technology use has ceased being about helpful tools to grow and sustain a business. Instead, in many cases it has become an obsession, a compulsion and an addiction.

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.