eHarmony vs Match

SocialFish

At some point in life, almost everyone needs the company of that special someone that can make facing life’s harshest moments a little jarring. The eHarmony platform is responsible for 4% of all marriages in the United States , according to a company report. Instant Messaging.

6 Ways to Stay Ahead of What the World Thinks

Convince & Convert

And instant messages–text messages, smart phones, social media. SMS/MMS. While I could make an argument for every company needing to see information in realtime, there are plenty of use cases where a daily update would work just fine.

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On Facebook and the Death of Etiquette

Adam Cohen

Email etiquette arguably doesn’t exist – in a business context, companies have a culture around when people turn to email and when they don’t. Two years ago, no way I’d tell you that it would be acceptable to converse via text message/SMS with grandparents.

Communicating bad news in hard times

Sherrilynne Starkie

The second edition of Exclamation magazine, which I edit on behalf of Bridson & Horrox , the Isle of Man printing and stationery company, was issued this week. A few years ago a Manchester company, The British Amulet, group made 2,500 people redundant by text message. The message said, in part, “you are being made redundant with immediate effect” Google the company now and you get 192 links… every single one relates to the SMS incident.

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Why I Rarely Answer My Phone | Bare Feet Blog

Bare Feet Studios

We apparently find voicemail even more excruciating: Studies show that more than a fifth of all voice messages are never listened to.) Instant messaging lets us detect whether our friends are busy without our bugging them, and texting lets us ping one another asynchronously.

Web Worker Daily " Archive Busyness vs. Burst: Why Corporate Web Workers Look Unproductive "

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Burst : Use better ways to communicate when available including blogs, wikis, IM, chat rooms, SMS, and RSS. Bursters know you should try instant messaging if you need a quick answer, go with a blog post if you’re announcing something, and use a wiki for archiving information useful to the entire team. Busy : Manage the hierarchy inside your company. Burst : Connect laterally outside your department and company. GigaOM Network: GigaOM |. WebWorkerDaily |.

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