Would Facebook Have Won The Miners Strike?

Karl Davis | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Politics
Karl Davis

How easy would it have been for Thatcher to dominate the reporting of the dispute had it happened today? Would the 'Battle of Orgreave' ended the same way if onlookers and miners alike were connected to Twitter, Messenger and BBM?

BBM To Launch On iOS And Android

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK Tech

BlackBerry has announced it is to open up its BBM messaging service to Apple's iOS and Google's Android operating systens. Yes - you'll soon BBMing...

The Inexorable Rise of WhatsApp

Eamonn Carey | Posted 18.05.2013 | UK Tech
Eamonn Carey

Perhaps one of the most striking features of WhatsApp is that, unlike other social networks, the users are not the product for sale. The company's founders are vehemently opposed to the idea of introducing any type of advertising onto the platform. You pay to use WhatsApp.

Blackberry Bath Attack Women 'Already Prosecuted'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.01.2013 | UK

Two women responsible for a violent assault on a young girl in a bath, recorded and broadcast on BlackBerry Messenger, have already been prosecuted, p...

Police Appeal Over Young Woman Filmed While Being Assaulted In Bath

PA | Posted 09.01.2013 | UK

Police are concerned for the welfare of a woman filmed being assaulted in a bath in footage later circulated on BlackBerry Messenger (BBM). The ide...

The Speed and Future of Technology Change

Guy Lidbetter | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK Tech
Guy Lidbetter

About nine months ago, while giving a presentation on the impact consumer technology is and will continue to have on the workplace, I observed the phenomena of toddlers trying to switch over TVs by swiping the screen. Why do they do this? Because their point of reference is an iPad and three-year-olds already know how an iPad works.

Apple & BlackBerry Crumble, Served With White Whine

Chris George | Posted 13.12.2011 | UK Tech
Chris George

My girlfriend has a BlackBerry, one of my housemates has an iPhone, and another housemate has both; they've all been having a spot of bother this week. I have an Android phone and so I've rarely been more smug, which is saying something.

The Wider Implications of the Blackberry Outage

Iain Anderson | Posted 13.12.2011 | UK Politics
Iain Anderson

I first got my BlackBerry in 2004 and it changed my life. From then on I have been always ON. The kind of emotionally nourishing break from the world of work we used to crave on our evenings, weekends and holidays just went out the window.

I Believe(d) In A Thing Called BlackBerry

Robert Shaw | Posted 12.12.2011 | UK Tech
Robert Shaw

The hardcore among us who feel some loyalty to the devices and platform might yet tolerate this but those who got a BlackBerry for BBM and BBM alone and find that the rug has been pulled from under them might feel a little differently when their upgrade date rolls around.

BlackBerry Makers Apologise Again For Service Outages Citing 'Core Switch Failure'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 11.12.2011 | UK Tech

Research In Motion, makers of BlackBerry mobile phones, have issued a statement apologising for two days of continuing service outages across Europe, ...

BlackBerry Balls Up: BBM, Wi-Fi And Phone Network Down For Second Day

Melanie Hick | Posted 11.12.2011 | UK Tech

The BlackBerry/RIM network was down again this afternoon for the second day running and angry customers turned to Twitter to vent their rage, as RIM p...

The Fretful Downside of Notification Culture

Stuart Dredge | Posted 21.11.2011 | UK Tech
Stuart Dredge

The problem in 2011 is that there are more bleeps from more devices in the average geek's life. Somehow, we've dived headlong into a notification culture, where we have to know now, Now, NOW! about incoming tweets, comments, likes, check-ins, instant messages, emails...

Paul Vale

Wikipedia Boss Targets Online Censorship | Paul Vale | Posted 29.10.2011 | UK

Jimmy Wales, the creator of Wikipedia, the world's largest encyclopaedia and perhaps the most potent symbol of an open and free Internet, has turned h...

Social Media Needs Support Not Closure

John Johnston | Posted 15.10.2011 | UK
John Johnston

The calls for social media to be shutdown in times of disorder is also a step too far and a frankly draconian and ridiculous consideration. If the riots have shown the politicians and police anything it should be that they haven't communicated and engaged with Britain's disenfranchised for too long

London Riots - If we Don’t Recognise our City, Then we Haven’t Been Looking in the Right Places

Jennette Arnold | Posted 14.10.2011 | UK Politics
Jennette Arnold

A week after the turmoil in London and other UK cities, attention is turning away from the immediate issues of dealing with criminal behaviour towards the action needed to address the wider causes.

These Riots Show Social Networking at its Best - and Worst

Ben Wakeling | Posted 10.10.2011 | UK
Ben Wakeling

As I write this, buildings are burning in Manchester. Shop windows are being shattered in Birmingham. And, in the capital, stunned business owners are picking through the smouldering wreckage of their livelihoods and wondering what the future holds.