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GOP Lawmaker's Insensitive Email

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics

A Republican state senator in Tennessee has been stripped of a key subcommittee chairmanship after sending an offensive email about the legislative Bl...

Can Email Overload Be Solved?

The Daily Beast | Posted 08.14.2012 | Technology

The more email you send, the more you receive. And when compared with the plethora of real-time communication methods at our disposal—like texting o...

In Defense of Face Time

Karen Sternheimer | Posted 10.09.2012 | College
Karen Sternheimer

Each semester on my syllabus I let students know that some questions or concerns can't be resolved via email. And yet I have noticed that my office visiting hours, and those of my colleagues, go mostly unfilled except for right before or after a major assignment.

Email Headlines With Emotional Value

Karen Leland | Posted 10.08.2012 | Small Business
Karen Leland

Anyone who has ever sweated over the phrasing of an email subject line has probably longed for a magical marketing solution that would tell them which combination of words would shoot their open rate through the roof. Well the wait is over.

The Remarkable Discovery I Made In An Old Trunk Of Letters

Karen Dukess | Posted 10.08.2012 | Fifty
Karen Dukess

I have an old trunk full of letters written to me when I was at camp and at college and living abroad. I have letters written on onion-skin paper and on pages ripped from college notebooks. I have love letters from old boyfriends and letters from friends I never thought I'd lose touch with.

Tips for Managing Information Overload in Email, Facebook and Twitter

Larry Magid | Posted 10.08.2012 | Technology
Larry Magid

While all of these tools can help a bit, none will completely eliminate information overload or the stress of living in a society where you're expected to be on call 24 hours a day. But there's a tool for that built into just about every device you own. It's called the On/Off switch.

Workers Spend Insane Amount Of Day Just Dealing With Email

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 08.01.2012 | Business

You've got way too much mail. Office workers spend an average of 2.6 hours per day reading and answering emails, according to a survey conducted by...

John Celock

GOP Lawmaker Promulgates Obama 'Staged Assassination' Rumor

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican member of the Tennessee state legislature emailed constituents Tuesday morning with a rumor circulating in conservative cir...

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.