The Five Levels of Communication in a Connected World

In the digital world in which we live, it has become too easy to send emails, ping people via instant message, text, tweet, etc. Upon reflection, I think I’ve been too haphazard about how I communicate with my colleagues, clients, friends, and family. Oftentimes, an email about a problem should have been a phone call. And sometimes a phone call should have been an in-person meeting.
Knowing what to say and when to say it is not enough. In the modern day, we must decide HOW to communicate. [Más…]
Consider the five levels of communication:

Level 1: Message into the Ether
Snail mail and email have a few things in common: They can be of any length, and they are not conversational. Emails and letters are sent out, and then new messages are composed and returned. Sometimes it takes days or weeks before a response arrives. Since emails and letters are not conversational (they lump all points together rather than go point, counterpoint, point, etc…), there is a HIGH LEVEL of misunderstanding with this medium of communication. As many of us know, little issues can escalate over email.


In the digital world in which we live, it has become too easy to send emails, ping people via instant message, text, tweet, etc. Upon reflection, I think I’ve been too haphazard about how I communicate with my colleagues, clients, friends, and family. Oftentimes, an email about a problem should have been a phone call. And sometimes a phone call should have been an in-person meeting.
Knowing what to say and when to say it is not enough. In the modern day, we must decide HOW to communicate. Leer más “The Five Levels of Communication in a Connected World”

Get Facebook Instant Messaging On Your Desktop Now

Are you itching for Facebook to make available its new messaging platform? Do you like chatting on the social network but wish it didn’t require you to keep a tab or window open in your browser?

Two U.K. developers, Daniel Offer and Henrik Larsson, designed a solution for just this: An independent application that syncs up with Facebook chat to allow you to IM all your buddies straight from your desktop. The desktop chat messenger client for Facebook called Chit Chat works a lot like other other instant messaging applications.

Offer and Larsson developed the product when they noticed two main problems with Facebook chat, according to an article in SmashingHub. “Not everyone wants to access the Facebook site itself every time they want to chat, post status updates, and write on walls, and the chat function on Facebook was” not very reliable.


Posted by Meredith Singer
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Are you itching for Facebook to make available its new messaging platform? Do you like chatting on the social network but wish it didn’t require you to keep a tab or window open in your browser?

Two U.K. developers, Daniel Offer and Henrik Larsson, designed a solution for just this:  An independent application that syncs up with Facebook chat to allow you to IM all your buddies straight from your desktop. The desktop chat messenger client for Facebook called Chit Chat works a lot like other other instant messaging applications.

Offer and Larsson developed the product when they noticed two main problems with Facebook chat, according to an article in SmashingHub. “Not everyone wants to access the Facebook site itself every time they want to chat, post status updates, and write on walls, and the chat function on Facebook was” not very reliable. Leer más “Get Facebook Instant Messaging On Your Desktop Now”

10 Free Website Chat Widgets to Make Your Site Interactive

If you want to make your website livelier, then adding a website chat widget is perhaps one of the more effective solutions for increasing user engagement and growing your community.

By putting a proper website chat widget on your site, you will get real-time feedback from site visitors regarding your product, services, or content. For sites that sell services or products, a chat widget will definitely help you communicate with your visitors in real-time and potentially make more sales.


by Phong Thai Cao

If you want to make your website livelier, then adding a website chat widget is perhaps one of the more effective solutions for increasing user engagement and growing your community.

By putting a proper website chat widget on your site, you will get real-time feedback from site visitors regarding your product, services, or content. For sites that sell services or products, a chat widget will definitely help you communicate with your visitors in real-time and potentially make more sales. Leer más “10 Free Website Chat Widgets to Make Your Site Interactive”

CrossTalk IM client for Windows Phone 7: coming soon

The need for a good, robust IM client for Windows Phone 7 will be one of the first things consumers look for when launching that Marketplace.

If all goes to plan, Blue Planet Apps will have their ‘CrossTalk’ IM client ready to go by the time WP7 launches.

‘CrossTalk’, available soon for Android and Blackberry, supports GoogleTalk, AIM, MSN, Facebook and even Blackberry Messenger (BBM). That last one is pretty huge in our book and could go a long way to woo Crackberry addicts from their devices. Talk to any Blackberry user and they’ll tell you BBM is one of the reasons why they stay with the aging platform.


by Malatesta

The need for a good, robust IM client for Windows Phone 7 will be one of the first things consumers look for when launching that Marketplace.

If all goes to plan, Blue Planet Apps will have their ‘CrossTalk’ IM client ready to go by the time WP7 launches.

CrossTalk‘, available soon for Android and Blackberry, supports GoogleTalk, AIM, MSN, Facebook and even Blackberry Messenger (BBM). That last one is pretty huge in our book and could go a long way to woo Crackberry addicts from their devices. Talk to any Blackberry user and they’ll tell you BBM is one of the reasons why they stay with the aging platform. Leer más “CrossTalk IM client for Windows Phone 7: coming soon”