Category Archives: Communications

A Writer’s Blog Hop (Which is Sadly Not a Sock Hop)

A friend of mine invited me to join a blog hop. I had never heard of such things. In fact, the term “blog hop” brings “sock hop” to mind, which makes me think of this: FYI: Yes, I DO have … Continue reading

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Choose Your Weapon Wisely (AKA Guns, Cannoli, and the Bible)

My boyfriend has been saying “Leave the gun. Take the cannoli” a LOT lately. I … sad to say…don’t really know the full context of what that means because I have never seen The Godfather. I know, I know. Shame … Continue reading

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How to Unfriend and Block on Facebook (using a computer browser or mobile device)

Sometimes, people get so wrapped up in thinking about the new that they overlook the basic. I was reminded of this recently when I mentioned unfriending. It seems like a basic function, but not everyone knows how it works. When … Continue reading

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“Do you want a roll?”: A Lesson in Culture/Slang

As you may know, I teach Oral Communications and Business Communications.  Each semester, I cover cultural differences and how it is very important to keep culture in mind for effective communication. During this lesson, I always tell a story about … Continue reading

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How to Search by Image Online Using Google (How to Avoid Unnecessary Hostility Online 2)

In a past post, I discussed How to Avoid Unnecessary Hostility Online by taking a moment to research before spreading false information.  However, what happens if the information is in the form of a photo? As Hurricane Sandy hits the … Continue reading

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Reader Question: Can I go back to my old Facebook profile from Timeline?

 Yesterday, I received my first reader question: I had decided not to change my profile page over to the Timeline. I received a notice from Facebook that on August 16th, I would automatically be changed over, and would I like … Continue reading

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There is This Thing Called Google (How to Avoid Unnecessary Hostility Online)

Disclaimer: This blog is entitled “There is This Thing Called Google,” but I don’t want anyone to feel like I’m leaving out Yahoo, Bing, or any other search engine you may prefer. Have you ever seen something like this? I … Continue reading

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