Helen Crane

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Girls Around Me: Don't Blame the Technology, it's People's Perceptions that Need to Change

(0) Comments | Posted 5 April 2012 | (00:00)

In a world obsessed with finding technological solutions to everyday problems, ill-fated iPhone app Girls Around Me becomes the natural extension of the ladies' night. By allowing users to view the number of girls who have checked in at locations within a certain radius, along with the social...

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An Ode to the BlackBerry

(3) Comments | Posted 1 April 2012 | (15:43)

It was announced on Thursday that Research in Motion, the company responsible for bestowing on the general public the once-almighty BlackBerry, is to hold up its white flag and give up competing with Apple's iPhone and the Android platform for consumer sales. Instead it is going back to its corporate...

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Kony 2012 and the Rise of Armchair Activism

(5) Comments | Posted 7 March 2012 | (17:27)

My Face and Twitter feeds have been dominated for the past 24 hours with links to the 'Kony 2012' Youtube video; the latest in internet-fuelled liberal fury.

Assuming that you possess a social media account of some kind, I probably don't need to explain this to you. But in...

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Students Are Waking Up to Slipping Standards - And Universities Need to Take Notice

(5) Comments | Posted 26 January 2012 | (23:00)

David Willetts has this week revealed that increasing numbers of students are lodging official complaints to the universities watchdog over teaching quality after failing to get the degree class they expected.

Of course, some will argue that the students who have complained simply should have been working...

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