The Value Of Data In A Digital World

Ather Gattami | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Tech
Ather Gattami

Much of the data collected and used today is to understand human behavior, which is very important from both a societal as well as a business perspective. Everyday, we interact and observe each other's decisions and body language to collect enough data to understand people around us.

Why We Need Quality Citizen Journalism More Than Ever

Adam Manuel | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK
Adam Manuel

The advent of smart phones has given power to the people. The presence, speed and accessibility allows the everyday citizen to report and break news to a global audience faster than traditional journalists, and much faster than news reporters. This has resulted in a society that's more politically active than ever before (and that's a good thing.)

Can An App Really Help Your Agoraphobia?

Samantha Glass | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Tech
 Samantha Glass

Imagine waking up in the morning and being unable to take a step outside, imagine not being able to pop down to your local store or leave the house to visit family and friends. This is reality for those experiencing agoraphobia. The mere thought of leaving an individual's 'safe space' can result in a full blown panic attack.

Suffused Like A Water Balloon About To Burst!

Shahilla Barok | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Shahilla Barok

You read something that will make you healthier and pledge to do this from now on. You start as planned and one day as you happily see a contradictory piece on the very thing you have been doing to improve your health!! So frustrating isn't it?

The Right to Know: Red Junco And The Roots Of Empowerment

Thomas Hughes | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Politics
Thomas Hughes

A woman in rural Mexico recently told my colleague, "We've always been told we don't have a voice, but that's not true. Since we began looking for inf...

Gynae Cancers: What's the Fuzz About?

Athena Lamnisos | Posted 05.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Athena Lamnisos

Why are women not too embarrassed to show your genitals to a beauty therapist but are able to put up with the discomfort of waxing, but so embarrassed they can't go to the doctor and talk about the lump they've found in their vulva or the fact they're bleeding after sex?

Your Mind Is Hungry - Feed It

Jared Joffe | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jared Joffe

As you get older you hopefully realise that 'knowledge is power', and the more of it you possess, the greater your ability will be to adapt to the diverse situations that life can throw at you. To put it simply, if you continue to educate yourself you will become a more well-rounded human being.

The Power of Personalised Interactive Video Billing

Tim Barber | Posted 06.06.2015 | UK Tech
Tim Barber

Video is huge. A shift in lifestyles, an increase in device ownership, the improvement in quality of film produced on devices and the ease of sharing it are all key drivers for the uptake of video. As consumers, we watch hundreds of millions of hours on YouTube every day.

Spies and Their Games

Adam Fisch | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK
Adam Fisch

This latest episode will capture the public's imagination - as a good spy story always does - and will threaten to impact the reputation of not only the intelligence services involved, but also their governments.

Time to Talk and the Mind Fundraiser

Lucy Roberts | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Roberts

This day each year encourages people to take just five minutes out of their day to hold a conversation about mental health with friends, family, colleagues, or anyone else you can think of. Participants can log their five minutes on the Time To Change website in the hope of gaining an idea how how much time was spent on this day talking about mental health.

Forget Social Media, the Real Interest Is in Your Inbox

Jimmy Leach | Posted 07.03.2015 | UK Tech
Jimmy Leach

Like the return of vinyl to music, people are turning to email again as a source of wisdom.

Top Three Big Data Myths: Debunked

Nick Patience | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Tech
Nick Patience

At the end of the day, good data hygiene means that organisations should keep what's valuable and purge what's not. This unassailable fact doesn't really change despite the emergence of big data.

Acquisition Angst

Christian Toon | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Tech
Christian Toon

Obviously, signatures on a contract will never be enough to turn two different workforces into a strong single entity with a single culture. This kind of change does not happen overnight and is particularly the case when the employees of one of the firms involved feel like a conquered people whose roles and ways of getting things done are about to change.

Helping Yourself to Company Information: Can You Afford the Risk?

Christian Toon | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Tech
Christian Toon

Although we would never dream of taking a laptop or chair upon leaving a job, the same cannot be said for information. An Iron Mountain study from 2012 revealed that two thirds of European office workers admit they had taken or would take information they had been involved in creating when they left a job.

Poetry on the Internet and the Saturation of Information

Jack McSweeney | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jack McSweeney

The Internet is a tool that has the capacity to help art and creativity flourish and develop, yet we must be careful to utilise it properly, in order to avoid limiting it's scope for intuition and originality. Moreover, I believe that spoken word has an exciting role to play in the dissemination of information and formation of public discourse.

Sharing Medical Data Is Not Okay

Danielle Lowe | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

There are many issues about sharing a persons personal medical data with other organisations and companies, some issues are big and others are much smaller. For me, it causes many issues. I'm not afraid to share with the world that I have a heart condition, caused by a lack of fibrillin gene meaning my aorta just keeps expanding. In fact, that's pretty rare in itself, admitting it can stop people wanting to hire me, because even though it's controlled - I pose too much of a risk.

An Information Storm In A Teacup

Christian Toon | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Tech
Christian Toon

The internet cafe can appear a practical godsend. It sounds simple enough, doesn't it? But just how secure are internet cafes? And, more importantly, how safe is your information going to be?

Smart Moves: Why Harnessing Mobile Technology is a Must for Charities

Caroline Davey | Posted 18.03.2012 | UK Tech
Caroline Davey

The rise of the smartphone has changed the way we consume information. Charities, government and those who provide public services need to pay attention to this shift if they're to move the feast closer to those most in need.

I Have the Right to Choose. So I Should Also Have the Right to Choose Where I get my Information From

Fiona Melville | Posted 02.11.2011 | UK Politics
Fiona Melville

I am all for sensible discussion of medical facts. But I absolutely defend my right to decide for myself whether I want children and when I want them.

Why I'm Losing Faith in the Power of Twitter

Scott Bryan | Posted 24.10.2011 | UK
Scott Bryan

Camden's Electric Ballroom smashed up. Ella Fitzgerald dead. Zac Efron pleasuring himself in his own bed. These are just some of the frankly bizarre rumours that have been RTing their way around the Fail Whale world and you know what, for a long time I didn't mind.

Civil Entropy, Here to Stay

Boyan S. Benev | Posted 11.10.2011 | UK Politics
Boyan S. Benev

Decay is innate in all things. Entropy is inherent in society in the same way it is found in the natural world. Life can be viewed as a way to manage organic entropy with evolution being the beautiful mechanism which pushes forward change in nature. Equally real civil entropy currently lacks a effective way to manage or even benefit from this organic process.