All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘communication’

Twitter Brings Back ‘Anyone Can DM Me’ Feature

Twitter just announced the launch of a new feature that lets users accept direct messages from anyone, even if they’re not following the sender. Historically, two users have had to follow one another in order to exchange DMs. That will no longer be the case when a user allows others to send them. That’s right. You have to enable the …

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Not Everyone Reads Your Emails The Same Way

We talk a lot about how to improve email campaigns, whether it be writing better subject lines, increasing signups or open rates, or adjusting frequency. What isn’t brought up quite so much is how you’re talking to email recipients in one-on-one communications. For example, have you ever considered that you may be hurting your own reputation just by not using …

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Lego Resume: Northwestern College Student Builds Her Way to the Top

One college student’s resume has gone viral. Northwestern University student Leah Bowman constructed her resume based off of Legos, which has now been seen by a number of prospective employers. Bowman-who majors in Communication Studies: Integrated Marketing and Anthropology-started working on her creation via the Lego Digital Designer during her spring break in hometown Johnston, Iowa. The 20-year-old says that since Legos were …

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Gmail Gets Over 100 New Input Tools

Google announced today that it is adding over 100 virtual keyboards, transliteration and IMEs (input method editors) to Gmail, giving users tools to type in different languages and keyboard layouts for improved international communication. “Finding the right words can be difficult, especially across languages, and once you choose them, finding a way to type them can be even harder,” says …

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Study Finds That People Aren’t Physically Interacting Much Anymore Due To The Internet

I’m going to be straight up with all of you – I think I’m addicted to the Internet. While my job involves my sitting at a desk working online all day, I can’t get away from it once the work day is over. Upon getting home, I sit down at my desk and continue my regular online activities. With that …

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Computer Scientists Developing Sign Language Translator

Computer scientists in Scotland are developing technology that can translate sign language into text through a simple webcam. The technology, which has the potential to run on variety of camera-enabled digital devices, could be a big help to speech-impaired users trying to communicate, especially with members of the non-signing world. A full-fledged version of the software, called Portable Sign Language …

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[Exclusive] Can Hackers Create a SOPA-Proof Internet?

What’s the shortest distance between two points? If you said a straight line, then you just earned a self-high five. We here at WebProNews we have already given you a guide on how to navigate the post-SOPA Internet, but suppose there was an alternative that would obviate any need to even deal with an Internet burdened with the bureaucratic cangue …

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Texting: The Preferred Communication Of Liars

You can take two important things from a recent study on honesty in communications. One, you really are more likely to lie in a text and two, that person you lied to is going to be incredibly pissed that you did it in a text. In a study yet to be published in the Journal of Business Ethics, researchers found …

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Skype iPhone/iPad Apps Get Updated

Skype just got some new features on the iPhone and iPad versions. An update for the iPhone app includes a feature that reduces shakiness of an outgoing Skype video chat, when you’re using the rear-facing camera. “So, if you’re using Skype video to show friends and family what you’re up to or where you are, the image they see will …

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Skype App Directory Launched

Skype has launched a new application directory for apps built on the Skype API. There are apps for business, call recording, desktop and whiteboard sharing, faxing, integrations with popular software and mobile video communications. There are currently five apps in the business category. These include: Outbound Dialer for Virtual Call Center, PrettyMay Call Center for Skype, Virtual Call Center, VuRoom …

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Skype Updates for Mac OS X Lion

Skype announced the launch of a new version of Skype for Max OS X in version 5.3, which includes support for Mac OS X Lion and HD video calls. “Skype 5.3 for Mac OS X is built to work with Apple’s newest desktop operating system, Lion, in addition to being compatible with past versions of OS X going all the …

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Google+ is Adding a Human Element to a Tech Giant

If there is one thing that Google+ has been able to accomplish, it’s been letting the rest of the world get to know Google a little bit better. There has been plenty of discussion around whether or not Google+ will become the next big thing in social networks. Will it catch Twitter? Facebook? Time will tell, but it has been …

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