The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Emailers

How often does this happen? You start the day with great intentions for barreling through a list of priorities. But at quitting time, you’ve only accomplished one: getting (most of) your email answered and filed. You congratulate yourself on having done that, though a nagging voice in the back of your head whispers that, really, […]

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 […]