Friday, May 22, 2015

Around The Net

  • The Three Email RuleLifehacker

    Email can be an effective tool to communicate in the office, but sometimes long chains and back and forth messaging makes it inefficient. In this case, it is better to just pick up the phone or set an in-person meeting. Phil Simon, the author of Message Not Received, recommends the "three-email rule." "Put as succinctly as possible, after three messages, it's time to talk. In my email signature, you'll find that very rule...," he explains. "I abide by a three-email rule. After three, we talk." ...Read the whole story

  • Alabama Legislature's Email Server

    Alabama's state Legislature's email server was hacked into this week. According to report, the agency patched up the breach within 30 minutes of discovery. According to reports, the hack stemmed from a virus from a server in India. Alabama's tech team responded by shutting down the server and containing the virus. ...Read the whole story

  • New Orleans Mayor Uses Gmail For Most Email CommunicationsWDSU

    New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu has an official email address, but he rarely uses this account to communicate with his staffers or the public. Instead, the mayor of the Big Easy uses a Gmail account to conduct official business. However, overall he doesn't use either email account much, opting for in person meetings and phone calls to do business. ...Read the whole story

  • Verizon Email Outage ResolvedComputerworld

    Verizon email customers experienced an outage yesterday. Some were without email for 8 hours. Users complained about the problem on Twitter, which promoted Verizon's customer support into action. The company resolved the issues after several hours. ...Read the whole story

  • Cuomo to Hold Summit on Email Policy, But No One is GoingThe Kansas City Star

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is holding a summit today to discuss his administration's email purging policy, however few lawmakers are expected to attend. Cuomo proposed the event after getting criticism for his administration's policy of deleting most emails after 90 days. Yet as of Thursday evening, no lawmakers had signed up to attend the summit. Some criticized the event as a PR move. ...Read the whole story

Google Losing To Facebook In Mid-America Small Towns

Hello from Wyoming. I gained firsthand insight into Google's plan to give businesses in rural American towns help in setting up and running Web sites, but the Mountain View, Calif. company may be losing out to ...More

  • Email As Discovery Tool? Try It, You'll Like It!

    A successful shopping experience isn't just one where you find exactly what you wanted. Dedicated shoppers know it's also serendipity, such as discovering a tasty gourmet ravioli on your way to pick up a 25-pack of ...More