Tag: technology

What does email response time say about a friendship?

Published: May 3, 2012 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 9 Replies Continue Reading

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

Published: September 21, 2011 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 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 […]

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A case of friendship fatigue?

Published: December 8, 2010 | Last Updated: December 8, 2010 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION: Dear Irene, I stumbled on your blog today, and wish I’d seen it before. I’m in my 50s; consider myself a good, loyal, and fun friend; and have had many friends, lost plenty, and held onto quite a few. Along with the ‘old’ friends, I’ve made newer friends over the years too. Lately though, […]

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Thoughts on Being Defriended

Published: September 4, 2010 | Last Updated: January 28, 2024 By | 20 Replies Continue Reading

When I was defriended on Facebook, I felt like a door had been slammed in my face.

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Generation Y Moms: Log on to connect to other moms

Published: September 18, 2008 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

Gen Y moms (born between 1982 and 1995), AKA  babies of baby boomers) are pushing the digital envelope. Compared to Gen X moms before them, they are more likely to use the internet to form bonds with one another to hone their parenting skills. A research brief on MediaPost draws distinctions between the way the […]

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Staying Connected: Whereboutz lets u no where yur besties r

Published: December 10, 2007 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading

What will they think of next? Want your besties to know where you are—wherever you are? Interested in their whereabouts? Then download Whereboutz, a new free Facebook application by Telenav that adds legs to the Status Update that appears on your profile. It can also be downloaded to 100 different cell phones. Whereboutz lets you […]

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FriendFeed: A virtual glass house

Published: October 4, 2007 | Last Updated: October 13, 2007 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

If you have a Facebook page, you’re familiar with the News Feed function that helps friends stay abreast of each other’s Facebook activities. When I saw that one of my friends had joined Journalists and Facebook, I took a look at the group and signed up too. When I saw the Friend Wheel application another […]

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