Digital Era Redefining Etiquette – Living in a World Without “Thank You”

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Nick Bilton, bestselling author and New York Times technology specialist, has just written a new article on how digital communication is changing etiquette. “Digital Era Redefining Etiquette” begins: Some people are so rude. Really, who sends an e-mail or text message that just says “Thank you”? Who leaves a voice mail message when you don’t [Read More...]

At Your Favorite Restaurant . . . Hey, Put Away that Camera!

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I read a fascinating little story in a recent edition of the New York Times. Helene Stapinksi reports in “Restaurants Turn Camera Shy” that growing numbers of restaurants are no longer allow patrons to photograph their food. That’s right, no more quick pics to post on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram. [Read More...]

College Credit for MOOCs – A Great Possibility? Or the Beginning of the End of College Education as We Know It? Or Both?

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I have been watching the growing popularity of MOOCs (“massive open online courses”) with considerable interest. To this point, they are offered for free (mostly) and without college credit. But this may change. According to Tamar Lewin, writing for the New York Times, the American Council on Education will consider offering college credit for some [Read More...]

Yes, Even Google Can Mess Up Big Time! Oak Hills Church Actually Does Worship on Sunday

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A friend of mine was visiting from out of town and expressed some interest in attending one of the Sunday morning services at Oak Hills Church, widely known as the home church of Max Lucado. So, I Googled “oak hills church” on my iPad. What appeared, right before the link to the Oak Hills website, [Read More...]


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