UK Internet

Respect Not Hate - Online Or Offline

Dragana Brown | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Tech
Dragana Brown

This is a vicious cycle that needs to be broken, for if we don't we are already reaching an impasse that threatens to plunge us deeper into the dark vaults of internet and with that into greater destruction, something we absolutely must look now.

Safer Internet Day: Parents Urged To Think About Online Safety As Soon As Kids Start Using Tech

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Parents

Parents are being urged to think about their children’s online safety from the very moment they start using a tablet or mobile phone. To mark Safer ...

The Power Of The Internet

Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Tech
Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt

When media changes, the world changes. We live in a world where the Pope and the President are on Twitter and Rabbis communicate on Facebook. We live today in a time, which some call the Fourth Industrial Revolution. A period which is distinct in the speed, scale and force at which it transforms production, distribution and consumption.

Why The Internet Is The Most Empowering Tool Yet

Joseph Chukwube | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Joseph Chukwube

Hence, when next you are surrounded by facts and analysis on how the internet is decreasing the human attention span and degrading our sense organs, take a step back and imagine what the world would really be like without internet access.

Have Memes Become The Moral Police Of The Internet?

Hayden Harrison | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Hayden Harrison

Memes have become a secondary language online. Increasingly, we use visual modes to communicate, and memes are an evolution of that symbolical language. They hugely influence modern idiom and serve as cultural points of reference. It's a language that makes sense to those in the know and seems nonsensical to those who are not.

Assange 'Stands By Offer To Go To US' Now Chelsea Manning Is Being Released

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange stands by his offer to go to the USA now that Chelsea Manning is being released, he has told a press conference. Assa...

Death In A Digital Age

Jeremy Field | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Tech
Jeremy Field

Social media now extends into every aspect of life, from parents posting 12 week scans on Facebook to friends setting up 'in memory of' pages to remember loved ones. Our digital footprint exists from cradle to grave and beyond, with digital communications changing the way we talk about death and even how we plan for it.

Social Media Is A Highlight Reel - Not 'Real Life'

Sam Allcock | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Tech
Sam Allcock

I admit it, only the highlights of my day-to-day life have the privilege of gracing my Facebook page. With the constant fear of over-sharing my private life and boring my friends by vaguebooking plaguing my mind, I realised that I'm a culprit, too.

My Online Friends Make Me A Better Mum

Maddy Matthews | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Parents
Maddy Matthews

Scoff and smirk away. When I tell you I have online friends, I'm talking about my sisterhood, my village, my inspirations. I'm talking about two groups of women I don't know what I'd do without, because in every sense of the word, they're real friends.

Governments Shut Down The Internet 50 Times Last Year

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Tech

Governments shut down the internet more than 50 times last year, prompting calls for telecoms companies to stand up to politicians. Around the world, ...

The Most-Edited Wikipedia Pages Of 2016 Have Been Revealed

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Tech

Wikipedia has revealed the most-edited pages of 2016 with both Donald Trump and the US election taking many of the top spots. The list was compiled by...

12 Shares Of Christmas - Tips To Make Sure Your Children Are Sharing Online Safely

Carolyn Bunting, Internet Matters | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Parents
Carolyn Bunting, Internet Matters

We've calculated that in the time it takes to cook the average Christmas turkey, 1.3 billion photos will be posted online. While you're sitting back watching the Queen's Christmas message, over 5 million images will be sent to Snapchat, alone.

Why The Insulting 'Tag' Memes Need To Stop

Nicki Kinickie | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Tech
Nicki Kinickie

My heart sank when I read her statement. While I hadn't shared one myself, I still felt guilty for not realising the impact they could actually have. We are forgetting the strangers that are being mocked are real people with real feelings.

The Everyday Dangers Of The Internet

Daniel Woods | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel Woods

The Dark Web, the Deep Web, the Dark Internet. Take a much used and little understood technology, add a threatening adjective and you get hype and fearmongering. Are there real threats to your privacy? Yes. Is there something you can do about it? Absolutely.

Can Brands Break Us Out Of The Filter Bubble?

Yelena Gaufman | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK
Yelena Gaufman

Everyone loves to be acknowledged and validated - theories of psychological development show that this is how children assimilate a sense of self and develop into healthy, socially-functioning adults.

People Sharing Their First Memories Of The Internet Is Getting Us All Nostalgic

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Tech

Believe it or not, there was actually a time before the internet - before watching pugs was a legitimate form of entertainment. Now people on Reddit ...

Security Myths That Can Make Brits Laugh... Or Cry

Sufian Farrukh | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Tech
Sufian Farrukh

Since different people have different orientation based on their cultures, regions and environment, there could be hundreds of cyber security myths which might not be covered by security experts or bloggers. Therefore, a culture of research needs to be prevailed.

Josh Savage On How To Build A Music Fan Base

Adam Hamdy | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Adam Hamdy

I first wrote about Josh Savage in October 2013. A gifted musician and vocalist, Josh has a great musical pedigree, having sung as a soloist at L'Aca...

Four UK Men Killed Themselves Over 'Sextortion' Blackmail Scams In The Last Year

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK

Four men killed themselves in the last year after being blackmailed as part of an increasing cyber “sextortion” racket. International gangs of o...

The Great Gender Gap Debate: Is The Internet Bias To Either Sex?

Phillip Othen | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Tech

The amount of sexism on the internet is depressingly self-evident. Women in particular who speak their minds online are frequently attacked on the bas...

Empowering Schools To Protect The Tech-Savvy Generation

Claire Stead | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Tech
Claire Stead

It will come as no surprise that the amount of time 8-11s and 12-15s spend online has more than doubled since 2005. Similarly, a quarter of 8-11s and seven in ten 12-15s own a smartphone. These are startling figures, but are the reality of the increasingly digital world we are living in.

Build It And They Will Come: The Changing Paradigm Of Influencer Relations

Laura Collinson | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Tech
Laura Collinson

Once upon a time there was this new thing called the Internet, where people could settle arguments about 70's TV programmes or look up the nearest pizza place. At first the people were wary of this 'new thing', but gradually came to see it as, first useful, then important, and then vital as a source of information and entertainment.

The Evolution Of The Revolution: How Mobile Is Changing Consumer Habits

Marta Krupinska | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Tech
Marta Krupinska

Have a think about the last time you looked at your phone? How many times have you used it in the last hour, or day? Nottingham Trent University found we look at our phones about 85 times a day. What did you last use your phone for? To make a call? Probably not.

How To Fix The Internet Of Things Security Mess

Ben Dickson | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Tech
Ben Dickson

There's presently a lot of frustration surrounding who is to blame for the mess and general concern over whether the IoT industry is a failure threatening to destabilise the entire internet infrastructure.

Wasn't The Internet Meant To Make The World Flatter?

Nick Lambert | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Tech
Nick Lambert

When Thomas Friedman wrote his book The World Is Flat in 2005, it was heralded as a seminal work on the impact that globalisation would have on us all. The Internet was supposed to play a huge part in this and with Facebook a year old we began to believe in a very different future.