Category Archives: communication

Conversing Without a Smartphone–Is it Possible? And What are the Consequences, If Any?

  There’s an Italian joke, “What do you call an Italian with no arms? Mute. This came to mind the other night when I was talking with a family member and not one minute passed by before he whipped out … Continue reading

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That dawg won’t hunt

Having actively avoided the social media water cooler prior to this year (aside from an obligatory presence on LinkedIn), I am fascinated by the value proposition of Yammer – the enterprise social media platform acquired by Microsoft in 2012 for … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Boomer: Six Stories About the 2018 Grammys I Didn’t Know and Don’t Much Care About (Sorry)

GETTY IMAGES Thanks to the music reporter for the BBC, Mark Savage, I have been let in on “Six Stories” that “I need to know” about the upcoming awards at Madison Square Garden, “including Carrie Fisher’s nomination” (http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-42149729). When you … Continue reading

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A Better Conversation

When social media puts everything online, we seem to use the word “watch/look” more than “listen” as before. But it never changes the fact that we need to pay attention to others before we could start conversations, whether through physically … Continue reading

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Crying Clown

As social media is merging into people’s lives, we use social media to post regular pictures of our daily life, post stories of our daily encounters, we have followers, hundreds of it even thousands. The change for nowadays is that … Continue reading

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What Children’s Faces Show and the Poignancy of Visual Storytelling

Certain photos jump out at us while others seem as props or passing furniture in the warp and woof of everyday life, such as walking down Market or Walnut Streets as pedestrians parade along the sidewalk on the way to … Continue reading

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How China Changes Internet

I guess I was wrong to jump into the conclusion that China killed Chinese Facebook(Ren ren) , and is messing up with the social network apps adapted from the western world. After watching this short video in New York Times, … Continue reading

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