When it comes to the internet, there is one guarantee: nothing stays the same forever. Facebook, the world's dominant social media platform, is fast finding that out as users in mature markets increasingly abandon it.Saturday, 4 May, 2013, 4:04am
First it was the supposed obsolescence of the workplace. Now it's the university classroom. The Western cult of online virtuality is overhyped. It's a good thing it has never caught on in this part of the world. Let's hope it never will.20 Mar 2013 - 3:11am 3 comments
A recent worldwide memo sent to all staff at Yahoo announced a company-wide ban on "remote" working. "To become the absolute best place to work," it read, "communication and collaboration will be important, so we need to be working side-by-side."20 Mar 2013 - 3:11am
George and Mia have been together for seven years. When they got together, Mia says, her partner was very attentive, but now there is far less intimacy.
She often feels sad and alone. While Mia feels that George does not talk to her or share his life with her, he feels that they are now always fighting and that she makes a drama out of things.12 Mar 2013 - 10:14am
Imagine the literary masterpieces the world would never know if children grew up seeing eye-to-eye with their parents (Romeo who?). It's a truism as old as time that kids will spend many of their years feeling like their parents don't get them.
But sometimes they're more right than they know.13 Jan 2013 - 4:00pm
My child's school is increasingly communicating with me electronically. I no longer get notes, I get e-mails. Newsletters I could stick on the fridge are now attachments and homework is posted on a website I find hard to access. I tried to complain, but didn't feel I was listened to.6 Jan 2013 - 2:44pm
Amid the 20th anniversary of the short messaging service (SMS) this month, analysts say the world's most popular mobile service is facing stiff competition from emerging applications for internet-enabled smartphones.9 Dec 2012 - 4:30am
Mountains are great levellers. I don't know why so many of us feel the urge to climb them. It's hard work, and dangerous at times. But it seems to turn out better people, at least during the climb. Somehow, they become more sensible and sensitive to the feelings of others, as I found during a recent expedition to the top of Africa.4 Dec 2012 - 3:19am
The impact of natural disasters, caused by multiple geophysical hazards, is greater in Asia than on any other continent. This is true both in mega cities and rural areas - particularly near coasts, unstable mountain slopes and volcanoes, and deserts.26 Nov 2012 - 2:58am
As the ultimate gatekeeper responsible for protecting and maintaining a company's public image, Quince Chong Wai-yan knows how to call a crisis a "communication challenge".
It's all about communications among people, says the newly appointed chief corporate development officer of CLP.29 Oct 2012 - 6:37am
Exhibitionist: Pedderzine Uncatalogued, an exhibition that celebrates Hong Kong retailer On Pedder's seasonal magazine, Pedderzine, opens today in Central.23 Sep 2012 - 10:41am
Internet major Sina, which posted a surprise quarterly net profit, has warned that second-half earnings will not be "significant" and it will offer more services on its microblogging platform Weibo to boost revenue.17 Aug 2012 - 11:46am
Mainland internet media, gaming and search giant Sohu.com plans to continue making 'heavy investments' this year despite a sharp fall in second-quarter net profit.15 Aug 2012 - 11:07pm
Censors have banned coverage of the first anniversary of the deadly high-speed-train crash in Wenzhou , Zhejiang province, in the latest move to tighten media control ahead of the Communist Party's national congress later this year.20 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Here's some advice: try to adopt a pet
Being a responsible pet owner is not an easy job. It is much more than just providing food, water and shelter for your pet. You must also show that you truly care about the animal.
Some people will buy a cute pet as a love token. However, the pet is often abandoned when the relationship ends.19 Jul 2012 - 12:00am