A field guide to the weird and wonderful world of online chatrooms.
Nov 16,2018 04:15 PM / Posted by Julia
Oct 04,2018 04:45 PM / Posted by Julia
In 2016, the Pew Research Center released a study of living arrangements for young adults in the United States. The central finding? For the first time in modern history, more young people are living with their parents than in any other living arrangement. Here's what that means for online communication.
Aug 20,2018 12:45 PM / Posted by Julia
There are plenty of places you can use live video to chat with your friends, family, and anyone else online. But despite the fact that video chatting has been around for a long time, and is now a high-tech, superior form of communication, some people still need convincing. If that sounds like you (or a friend of yours), we’re here to bust some of the myths you might have heard about video chat.
Dec 15,2017 12:00 PM / Posted by Julia
Today we say goodbye to AIM, that bastion of creativity, connectivity, and adolescent tomfoolery that helped bring so many of us into the digital age in a meaningful way. Whether you were a tech-savvy early adopter or a curious, socially awkward kid, when AOL Instant Messenger launched in 1997, there was a place for you (and your terrible screen name).
Jul 11,2017 04:00 PM / Posted by Julia
Let's be honest. Getting older can be lonely, especially if you live by yourself. Maybe you've had a loss recently, or the kids have all moved out, or you've finally retired and have too much time on your hands. Worst of all, it feels like you haven't made a new friend since you were thirty.There are plenty of good reasons why it's hard to find friends later in life, but top of the list is that there just isn’t enough time for everything at middle age. On average, we spend more than 40% of our waking life working. For those with spouses or families, most of the leftover hours go to them. Any large group of friends you might have had diminishes significantly over time, as children grow up, loved ones pass away, and old friends fade with distance or unavoidable life changes. If you are over 40, chances are that you’re spending more time alone year after year. By the time you pass middle age, alone is your default state.All isn't lost, though.
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