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How Gchat Is Destroying Your Relationships, Productivity And Possibly Your Soul

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 04.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Gchat is turning you into an empty shell of a human being.

8 Business Etiquette Tips Everyone Should Follow

Amy Arndt | Posted 03.29.2014 | Business
Amy Arndt

"They're looking to see how you conduct yourself, how you eat, what you drink -- all of it. Your interview begins way before you think it does."

Big Bank Cracks Down On Chat Rooms

Reuters | Posted 02.16.2014 | Business

LONDON, Dec 17 (Reuters) - JP Morgan Chase, the biggest U.S. bank by assets, is banning the use of multi-dealer online chat rooms and the use of suc...

Social Anxiety and the Internet

Barbara Holm | Posted 04.09.2013 | Technology
Barbara Holm

The Internet is a safe barrier where people can feel free to say whatever they want. If we're all connected when we're alone in a dark room lit up by a computer screen, then why would we ever go to a bar?

Poly Breakup: The Ups and Downs of a Mostly Single Person

Amy Shiner | Posted 11.04.2012 | Gay Voices
Amy Shiner

I'm not fighting to get Eric back. I was relieved that he wanted to break up with me. My therapist offered me some words of advice a few years ago when I was very depressed over another breakup. He told me to fake happy till I make it.

Are You A Status Tease?

The Huffington Post | Ramona Emerson | Posted 11.20.2011 | Technology

Instant messaging was what you did in 8th grade because you didn't have a car and human interaction made you anxious, now you do it because you work a...

My one-sided friendship: How can I get her to stop IM-ing me?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Hi Irene, I'm in an awkward situation with a friend and I'm at a loss about how to proceed. We've been friends for about 6 years. We met ...

Disgruntled 2010 Voters Are All Polaroid's Fault

Tom Gerdy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Gerdy

It was with the invention of the Polaroid that we entered the world of instant gratification. And now, our Polaroid society can't understand why not everything is fixed yet. But challenges building for decades cannot be fixed in a year or two.

AOL Continues Driving Wrong Way with New, Bigger Ads

Damien Hoffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Damien Hoffman

AOL has a packed mausoleum of successful products that dropped dead. AOL is proving once again that they are out of touch with how to turn an awesome user-base into a sustainable business.

Communication: Week 13 of 'Mental Muscle' Boot Camp

Paul Katz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul Katz

Part fifteen in a series. "There is a reason why Communication Week follows Self-Esteem in Spiritual Boot Camp," said James Mellon. "First, you get...

Email's End?

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rob Kall

Crossposted from OpEdNews.com Every change in communications medium causes big changes in culture, since cuneiform, then writing were introduced. Em...

The Alarming Decline Of Expressive Language, In Life and On Film

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Even as today's high school and college students are pushed harder in school, they cannot write an essay or use descriptive language nearly as fluently as their parents and grandparents could.

The End Of The Email Era

Wall Street Journal | JESSICA E. VASCELLARO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Email has had a good run as king of communications. But its reign is over. In its place, a new generation of services is starting to take hold--ser...

I Hate the Phone

Anna Jane Grossman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Anna Jane Grossman

Of course, I've used the phone many times in my life. There were times I even liked it.

ABCs of the Birds and the Bees

Amy Nebens and Jara Negrin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amy Nebens and Jara Negrin

Her son was essentially friendless for the first few months of middle school because he wasn't texting and was therefore, out of the mix.

Move Over Skype: Gmail Launches Video and Audio Chatting

Eric Kuhn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric Kuhn

Google will be competing with Skype, the popular application which allows people to make free video and audio calls. But already, people are moving towards Gmail.

New Technologies Fuel Office Gossip

USA Today | Stephanie Armour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Office gossip, though rarely talked about or researched, has taken on new dimensions in this high-tech age, becoming a dynamic force that can build ca...