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Faithful Shopper: Turn Back Time

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 05.13.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Maybe it's because spring is finally occasionally in the air, or because Daylight Savings Time has kicked in, but right now time - and beautiful ways ...

We Need a 'Do Not Track' List

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Americans are now being tracked as they've never been tracked before. What is normal and accepted these days sounds like a tinfoil-hatted paranoiac's delusion from just a few decades ago, in fact.

"They've Got My Number"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 03.15.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Not many people know this, because I just made it up, but when Alexander Graham Bell made the first telephone call, to his assistant, Thomas Watson, and said, "Watson, come here, I want you," he heard a voice on the other end say, "This isn't Watson. You have the wrong number."

Age-Friendly Telephones Help Seniors Stay In Touch

Jim T. Miller | Posted 03.02.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

There are literally dozens of different types and styles of age-friendly phones on the market today that can help seniors with a variety of challenges like hearing loss, low vision, memory problems and limited mobility.

What If You Had to Dial 911 -- and Couldn't?

Preeti Vissa | Posted 02.09.2014 | Technology
Preeti Vissa

If the FCC decides that digital phone networks are merely "information services," protections for consumers are at risk. Some phone carriers may continue to offer these important services, but there is no way to be sure.

"This Is a Dream Colon" - 26 Hilarious Voice Mail Transcriptions

Eva Moon | Posted 09.16.2013 | Technology
Eva Moon

Remember the old children's game "Telephone" where one child whispers a message to the next child, who whispers it to the next and so on? The end result was always hilariously transmogrified from the original message.

Call Me Maybe

Roz Warren | Posted 09.08.2013 | Fifty
Roz Warren

Tom doesn't have a land line. If I want to reach him, I can try his cell. But it usually goes right to voicemail. I can try emailing him at one of his four hundred email addresses. Or I can text him. He responds promptly to texts. Except when he doesn't.

What Goes Around Comes Around

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 08.14.2013 | Good News
William B. Bradshaw

Last Saturday as I came out of a restaurant and was walking to my car, another man was walking toward the restaurant on the same sidewalk. As we met,...

NSA Surveillance

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

The revelations that the U.S. government has been collecting phone and Internet data has reopened a debate about the balance between privacy and security, at a time when America is becoming an increasing target of terrorists.

Seeing Sound and Touching Data: How New Senses Will Expand Your World

Ben Thomas | Posted 04.24.2013 | Science
Ben Thomas

When I think back to the landlines and card catalogues of the 1950s, I'm amazed that people managed to work and think so efficiently under those constraints. What, then, will our grandchildren think of our touch screens and wireless networks - and with what senses will they look back?

'iBought a New Phone'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 02.25.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

At the urging of my wife, Sue, who got into the 21st century when it actually started, I exchanged my dumbphone for a smartphone. And it cost me only 99 cents.

The Dial-in Conversation: When Auto-Responders Meet

Nancy Colier | Posted 11.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

At a certain age, does everyone feel like they have had every conversation they are ever going to have -- that every conversation (other than those with intimates) is pre-packaged, as if chosen from a sampler menu on an airplane playlist?

Why We Should Bring Back The Phone Call

BuzzFeed | Posted 05.25.2012 | Women

Recently, I got into a conversation with some other women here at BuzzFeed about talking on the phone. The consensus: no one does it, unless they're c...

Please, Sir, May I Have Another?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics
Bruce Kushnick

For the last 20 years, the nation's major telecom companies have been playing the public and regulatory officials for fools. Now they're claiming they shouldn't be obliged to provide affordable landline service to everyone anymore, as they take the money and run to wireless.

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.

Will Texting Make the Phone Obsolete?

Larry Magid | Posted 05.20.2012 | Technology
Larry Magid

I'm not talking about smartphones -- they're really not phones, but pocket-sized personal computers with an optional voice function -- but I do wonder whether the idea of using any type of device to actually talk is likely to fade away or at least diminish?

Am I Antisocial?

Marian Salzman | Posted 03.25.2012 | Technology
Marian Salzman

How has this happened to me? How has this happened to so many of us? It seems that all the hyperconnectedness in today's society is siphoning away our energy for real-life interaction. Some people might call my lifestyle antisocial; I'd prefer to say I'm living the "new normal."

Cool Icelandic Phone Technology Is Hot

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 02.26.2012 | World
Iris Erlingsdottir

Sometimes I doubt that all the amazing communications technology the world has seen in the last decade has resulted in increased or better communicati...

Is He LTD (Looking to Date) or PTF (Playing the Field)? A Flowchart

Emily Bracken | Posted 01.07.2012 | Comedy
Emily Bracken

2011-11-07-Capture.JPG Not too long ago, there were only two methods by which a boy could procure a date with a girl: in person or via the telephone. With the advent of technology, there are myriad ways to show your interest.

Let's Talk About Sex, Baby

Yael Cohen | Posted 04.25.2012 | Impact
Yael Cohen

The videos are just the beginning though; once you're hooked on awkward sex, it's time to send your parents a phone call.

Phone Friends: Headed Toward Extinction?

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

Aided and abetted by new technologies, phone calls and phone friends are becoming a dying breed. More people are switching to text messaging, which is less intrusive and less time-consuming.

Weekly Pulse: 911 Is a Joke (Because It's Broke)

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger As the Great Blizzard of 2010 blanketed New York City, most residents were blissfully unaware that th...

10 Key Ways to Communicate With Your Family Law Attorney

Henry Gornbein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Henry Gornbein

Communication in any relationship is critical. You can communicate with your attorney by email, now more the rule than the exception. But do not send an email every hour or with every thought.

HUFFPOST EXCLUSIVE/ONLINE ART PROJECT: 7 RINGS Day 1, Featuring Poet and Essayist Nicole Walker

Rebecca Campbell and Nicole Walker | Posted 06.22.2011 | Arts
Rebecca Campbell and Nicole Walker

Today, Poet and Essayist Nicole Walker responds to artist Kristin Calabrese's painting "My Only Regret." The Physics of It It was an accident. W...

NEW POEM: Silvana Straw Brings her Everything to 7 Rings

Rebecca Campbell and Nicole Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Rebecca Campbell and Nicole Walker

7 Days, 7 Artists, 7 Rings, is a Huffington Post exclusive game of artist's telephone.