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What can you do if a friend blocks you on social media?

May 18, 2015 | By | 9 Replies Continue Reading

If a friend blocks you on social media, it feels as if a door has been slammed in your face.

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Vive: Using technology to connect with real people

December 19, 2014 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading
Vive: Using technology to connect with real people

Vive is a free, new video chat community helps people connect with others.

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My texting friendship seems to be off-track

August 13, 2014 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

What do you do when a texting friendship seems to be one-sided?

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Guest Post: What can happen when you deactivate a Facebook account

February 27, 2014 | By | 17 Replies Continue Reading
Guest Post: What can happen when you deactivate a Facebook account

This is a cautionary tale about what can happen to some of our friendships when we deactivate a Facebook account — and why it’s important to avoid jumping to conclusions.

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To make friends after moving, you may have to make the first move

October 22, 2013 | By | 7 Replies Continue Reading
To make friends after moving, you may have to make the first move

It’s challenging to make friends after moving. This new start-up helps to make it easier.

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Babies, dogs and Facebook friends

August 1, 2013 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
Babies, dogs and Facebook friends

The etiquette of responding to Facebook friends is murky and can inadvertently causes rifts and misunderstandings, even between good friends.

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Guest Post: Getting Over Feeling Like a Stranger in Your Own Neighborhood

June 11, 2012 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

With a little bit of moxie, my friend and colleague, Laura E. Kelly, used technology and a new website to overcome the feelings of estrangement from neighbors that are so typical across America today.

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What does email response time say about a friendship?

Do you procrastinate more than usual before you respond to emails from one particular friend? Is someone consistently very slow to respond to you? A new study suggests that email response time may be one measure of a friendship.   Read my latest article on Life Goes Strong.     

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Never too old to make new friends

September 21, 2011 | By | Reply Continue Reading

I recently interviewed an 86-year-old blogger named Millie Garfield who is absolutely inspiring! Before speaking to her, I thought I might be the oldest blogger in the world but she has me beat by a mile!   Millie began blogging in 2003 (In the blogosphere, that is the equivalent of decades ago!) and still blogs […]

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Guest Post: Is E-Mail Bad for Your Health?

August 13, 2011 | By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

I loved this essay written by my friend Sheryl and asked permission to repost it here. It deals with e-mail fatigue, a common ailment. Enjoy!   By Sheryl Kraft I don’t want to sound old or cranky or anything, but lately my enthusiasm for computer technology — especially e-mail — has been waning.   As […]

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