Transformation of e-mail is under way

The rapid rise of other forms of electronic communication are transforming e-mail from a stand-alone application into one that incorporates mobile text, chat, instant messaging, Facebook, Twitter and online document sharing. One measure of that transformation is Facebook’s move last month to roll out a “modern messaging system” built atop the company’s wildly popular social-networking […]

Top 5 Current Facebook Scams

Even though you believe you got the Facebook “thing” under control you might be aware that a number of Facebook scams exist, some being more obvious to spot than others. A simple lapse in concentration or placing trust in the recommendation of a friend could compromise your account, and any websites that share your Facebook […]

Facebook’s modern messaging system

Today, Facebook unveiled what it’s calling a “modern messaging system” which aims to make digital communication “seamless, informal, immediate, personal.” Facebook will give its users Facebook.com email addresses, but that’s not what makes this a big deal—what makes this really different is the fact that it brings together all users’ communications across e-mail, Instant Messaging, […]

The Makings Of A ‘National Cyber Leap’

America’s chief technology officer, Aneesh Chopra, vowed last year that the country would experience a “national cyber leap-year,” where new technologies would be applied to many of the country’s toughest challenges. While the country may not have leapt away from its problems, it has made significant jumps forward, Chopra said Wednesday to a group of […]

A Better Twitter

Twitter is the best way to discover what’s new in your world. From football to film to philanthropy, people are using Twitter to discover what’s new about what they find interesting. There is now a new, re-engineered Twitter.com that provides an easier, faster, and richer experience. More Information For more information go to: http://blog.twitter.com/2010/09/better-twitter.html

Twitter revamps website as usage soars

Twitter executives unveiled a dramatic redesign of its website Tuesday to simplify use and add major new functions, including the ability to embed videos and music into the short messages, or “tweets,” that the service allows people to broadcast across the Internet. More Information For more information go to: http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100915/tc_afp/usitinternetsoftwaretelecomtwitter

A Labor Day Gift: Unplug!

There’s been a huge shift in the sheer volume of information consumed (an increase of 350% in the amount of information consumed daily between 1980 and 2008), and then a shift to pervasive interfaces (cell phones, smartphones, remote working, social networks, etc.) All this makes us all too available, all the time. That’s why disciplined […]