How Facebook almost Broke Really Bad News: Technology’s Unintended Side-Effects

I learned about my father-in-law's death through a text message.  He died while I flew to Los Angeles, my husband presented at a conference in New Orleans and my kids studied in school. Yes, go ahead and heap judgment all over us—believe me—we already have.  My worst nightmare happened, that both parents were out of town when my father-in-law passed.When the wheels hit the tarmac, I texted my husband “Landed."  A second later, a note popped up that he'd left a voicemail.   A bad harbinger.  A … [Read more...]