What Does a Free Range Student Look Like? MOOCs, Learning to Be Social, and the Brave New World of Education

What Does a Free Range Student Look Like? MOOCs, Learning to Be Social, and the Brave New World of Education

27.02.2014
It was the early 1980s, and I was in my late teens. There were many certainties at that time - Nelson Mandela would never be free, it was...
Why Has Facebook Spent $19billion on WhatsApp?

Why Has Facebook Spent $19billion on WhatsApp?

27.02.2014
Despite concerns, Facebook has clearly recognized the need to branch out into other markets. As Facebook celebrates it's 10th birthday,...
Generation Gap 2.0: Is There Any Reason to Panic?

Generation Gap 2.0: Is There Any Reason to Panic?

26.02.2014
A couple of months ago, a University assignment brought a long-disputed issue to my attention - the so-called 'generation gap'.
Five Signs Social Media Is Taking Over Your Life

Five Signs Social Media Is Taking Over Your Life

25.02.2014
You drunk-tweeted and you can't remember what you said... There's a fair chance you've started 'reflex-tweeting'. In other words, it goes...
Caricature Of Mark Zuckerberg In German Newspaper Branded Anti-Semitic

Caricature Of Mark Zuckerberg In German Newspaper Branded Anti-Semitic

25.02.2014
The German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung has been accused of anti-Semitism after it published a cartoon depicting Mark Zuckerberg as a...
WATCH: Scotland's Facebook 'Look Back' Video

WATCH: Scotland's Facebook 'Look Back' Video

25.02.2014
With the referendum on Scottish independence closer than ever, it seems like a good time for Scotland to take a Facebook-style look back...
Facebook Ditches Email For Good

Facebook Ditches Email For Good

25.02.2014
What'sApp will quickly grow to more than a billion users, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has said. The mobile phone application was...
Facebook's Dead User Profiles Set To Remain Public

Facebook's Dead User Profiles Set To Remain Public

24.02.2014
After much deliberation Facebook is changing the way in which it treats the profiles of deceased members. Up until now a 'memorialised'...
Why Did WhatsApp Crash?

Why Did WhatsApp Crash?

24.02.2014
If you're a regular WhatsApp user you might have noticed this weekend that the service was down for long periods - not great timing, given...

Personal and Anonymous Social Networks Gain Ground on Facebook and Others

23.02.2014
The science of Dunbar's Number is one that most of us are unfamiliar with, but the number itself is one that people in social media know...
Beyond the Front Pages

Beyond the Front Pages

22.02.2014
As Kiev erupted into violence this week, the world's media made its way to the city's makeshift morgues and, once again, made record of...
A Rant About Facebook Ranting

A Rant About Facebook Ranting

21.02.2014
When a friend writes a Facebook rant it is as if they are vomiting, quite deliberately, all over your day. It starts like this:I'm sorry...

WhatsApp Deal Shows Facebook Chasing Dominance, Not Relevance

20.02.2014
The fact that a company with a mere 32 engineers in its workforce can be valued at $19bn - more than Twitter when it went public - is extraordinary....
Facebook Turned Down WhatsApp Founder For A Job In 2009

Facebook Turned Down WhatsApp Founder For A Job In 2009

20.02.2014
What a difference five years makes. Back in 2009, WhatsApp co-founder sent out the following tweet after going for a job at Facebook: Facebook...