Why Is Email So Terrible?

Matthew Hussey | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK Tech
Matthew Hussey

I have an alarm clock that works out the best time to wake me up so I don't destroy it, I have a program running on my desktop that automatically adjusts the redness in my screen to prevent glare at night. Yet I have an inbox stuffed full of messages that haven't changed since the days of Hotmail and AOL.

In The Best News Ever, Spam Emails Will Soon Become A Thing Of The Past

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Tech

Spam emails, widely regarded as the source of all human conflict since the dawn of time, have just reached a 12-year low. This momentous news c...

Logging Into Your Email Using Just Your Brainwaves Is Now Possible, Apparently

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Tech

Passwords have become a common cause of woe in our hyper connected world of multiple accounts and devices, partly because of our inability to remember...

Instagram Has Found A Way To Spam Your Email

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Tech

If you have an Instagram account and don't check it every hour like all the other Instagrammers on this planet, you're to blame for the photo-sharing ...

There's a Human Void in the Office - Let's Fill It

James Layfield | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK
James Layfield

Here is my challenge, to you and myself: lets not become a nation of zombie offices. Lets unplug our headphones, put down our phones, resist the urge to email and make sure we all take the time to speak to one another, share ideas and collaborate where we can everyday. Not only will this create much healthier and more vibrant offices, but we will be more productive too.

Email Response Times - Patiently Wait or Chase and Risk Annoying the Recipient

Monica Seeley | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Tech
Monica Seeley

Clearly, response times may vary depending on the nature of your work, for example you might be front-line operational (help desk, sales etc). For certain organisations four hours might be more reasonable. For financial traders one minute might be too slow.

The Truth Behind Milestone Emails

Natasha Batsford | Posted 21.06.2015 | UK Parents
Natasha Batsford

It has to be true, there was a very slick looking email with pictures and information that told me so. I was on the verge of deleting it because it scares me to think that she's nearly two ... TWO!! ... but I put on my big girl pants and opened the email under the misguided idea that it might be fun to see if she's on target to reach all her development milestones.

Why Email's Days Are Numbered

Jaan Tallinn | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Tech
Jaan Tallinn

The truth is that email actually constitutes a very poor medium for modern communication. The intensity, frequency and sheer number of conversations required these days means that email cannot cope with providing the context required for effective conversation.

Fashion Internship Guide: The Application

Charlie Ward | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlie Ward

Fashion week internships can be anything from a day to a couple of weeks long, are normally for PR companies, and will normally involve a lot of menial tasks like preparing a delivering invites, dressing at shows, and working front of house at shows.

Twitter Is Tricking Its Employees Into Clicking On Spam

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Tech

Following the Sony Pictures Hack, Xbox hack and others, large tech companies are now using slightly unorthodox methods to clue their employees up on t...

So Mr Miliband, Mr Cameron and Mr Clegg and the rest - come and join me in the week long digital switch-off

Dave Wallace | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Tech
Dave Wallace

Why don't we have a period of total switch off? A week of total digital detox. There I've said it. This Damascus-like conversion follows my digital detox over the New Year with my family. It was awful at times but there's no denying it helped our mental wellbeing.

Forget Social Media, the Real Interest Is in Your Inbox

Jimmy Leach | Posted 07.03.2015 | UK Tech
Jimmy Leach

Like the return of vinyl to music, people are turning to email again as a source of wisdom.

A PC World

Vicky Frankland | Posted 22.02.2015 | UK Tech
Vicky Frankland

The emergence of modern technology such as smart phones, laptops, tablets and with those, twenty four hour access to the internet has added to our lives in so many different ways. The internet has turned a very large world into something much more intimate. People are on hand at any point of the day.

Think Outside the Inbox - Keeping Pace With Technology

Monica Seeley | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Tech
Monica Seeley

In my 40+ years in science and technology, it feels as though the pace of technological change has never been faster and wrought more upheaval than now and especially in my own field of electronic communications.

Surveillance = Killing

Kevin Lo | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK
Kevin Lo

Reprieve recently filed a complaint with the UK government regarding BT's role in facilitating surveillance that leads to killing. BT has persistently refused to come clean on its collaboration with intelligence agencies. We can only hope that the UK government can get from BT the answers we deserve.

There's Now A Literal Off-Switch For Email

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Tech

Sometimes the modern world can get a little overwhelming. Even if you build up the will-power to ignore your email for a few hours, you still know it'...

Embarrassed About Being Busy

Tony Crabbe | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK
Tony Crabbe

So next time you find yourself explaining how busy you are; I hope you feel a little embarrassed. Busy is a bad choice and it isn't cool.

If People Communicated In Real Life How They Do On Email, It'd Look Like This

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Imagine what would happen if email etiquette made its way into everyday life? It would be pretty hilarious, although probably quite frightening. Th...

How to Prevent an Overflowing Email Inbox and Save Time at Work

Jon Jorgensen | Posted 01.11.2014 | UK Tech
Jon Jorgensen

An overflowing inbox can easily distract from more important tasks, resulting in many people spending large amounts of time managing emails through mobile devices, trying desperately to keep up. However, there are strategies we can all take to manage our inbox and ensure we have more free time to be productive.

Google Tip-Off Leads To Investigation Of Child Abuse Images On Gmail Account

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK

Google sent a tip-off to child protection officials after spotting images of child abuse on the Gmail account of a convicted sex offender, who was the...

Will E-mail Be Extinct by 2019?

Barry Whyte | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Tech
Barry Whyte

There are two sounds that remind me of technology in the 1990s. The screechy noise of a 28.8k modem exchanging hellos with your pay-per-minute ISP and that AOL voice (Siri's mother?) speaking to you on those rare occasions you received an e-mail.

No Emails Please After 6pm We Are Europeans Too

Monica Seeley | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK
Monica Seeley

Over the past few months much has been written about how stressed people are at work. The number of days off due to stress related conditions has risen over the past three years and now costs UK business about £70billion each year in lost productivity.

Where Does Your Email Really Go When You Press Send?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Tech

Where does your email go when you press 'send'? For most people it either (b) doesn't matter, or (b) flies up into the sky, presumably into a 'clou...

How to Send a Mass Email

Rachael Phillips | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Tech
Rachael Phillips

Now I love public relations professionals but one of the key skills needed in this field is learning how to use that all important bcc box. Journalists, bloggers and anyone else who receive press releases know that they're not special. We know that PR's aren't sat in their fancy offices individually sending us press releases with love. But we don't need to KNOW that the emails are going out en masse.

An Email to Calm the Christmas Curmudgeon

Neil Taylor | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Neil Taylor

Your fingers, like mine, are probably close to bleeding from online shopping. Mine has mainly involved scouring the internet for cheap tat as secret s...