Digital distractions may be sapping productivity, but texting--to the tune of 9.8 trillion sent in 2012--is becoming the new medium through which companies communicate. Here's textiquette for using SMS at work.
Because they made giving as easy as buying a song on iTunes, text-based donations were a huge source of money for Haiti after the earthquake. Is this new impulse toward giving going to change philanthropy for the better or make people even more alienated from the problems they think they're fixing?
Carol Bartz was unceremoniously fired by the chairman of Yahoo's board via a phone call. In 2006, a well-known national electronics retailer created some less than favorable PR when the company fired hundreds of employees through e-mail. What's next? Text! A humorous look at how to can employees in 17 chilly syllables.