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Why I, Unhappily Bald, Embraced The Selfie

Scott Manley Hadley | Posted 23.04.2017 | UK Comedy
Scott Manley Hadley

So why have I - a grumpy, balding, man whose poor sleeping habits have caused the speed of my ageing to accelerate during the tail end of my twenties - embraced the selfie? Because I get a masochistic kick out of watching myself decline, watching myself move towards death.

When Is It OK To Ban My Child From Using A Smartphone?

Carolyn Bunting, Internet Matters | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Parents
Carolyn Bunting, Internet Matters

While some schools insist phones are handed in at the gates, others embrace the technology and build lessons around it. While most secondary schools find it tough to police phone usage, many primary schools lay down a zero tolerance policy.

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.

Understanding The Mobile-Only Consumer

Jason Mander | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Tech
Jason Mander

It's the Mobile-Only audience which has long presented researchers and marketers with more of a challenge. Many online surveying, advertising and marketing processes were developed with PCs and laptops in mind, but replicating this for mobiles is pretty complex

It's Already Hard Enough: When Teacher Complaints Are Teacher Abuse

Anna-Christina Connelly | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK
Anna-Christina Connelly

If you've ever worked in any school, in any capacity, you will probably have been warned about certain parents. They are the kind who will always q...

'That Midget Freak On The Advert Is Putting Me Off Ever Eating Chocolate!'

Samantha Renke | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha Renke

I was shocked and upset by the comments, however, I am not by any means naïve to the world of trolling or online bullying. I know that no-one is exempt these days. If you are LGBTQ, BAME, a feminist, a politician or even a Kardashian, you are left vulnerable to online attacks.

When AI Sends You A Movie In A Text Message

Sean Everett | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Tech
Sean Everett

It's Christmas morning December 25, 2016 at 6:17 am. You can't sleep because this year, for some reason, you seem to be more excited about what's under the tree than in years past. But you know the rest of the home is still sleeping so you reach for your phone.

The Reaction To Evans' Acquittal Is Bound To Do Damage

Mia Doring | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK
Mia Doring

Considering that most rapists walk free from court, or never even make it to court in the first place, what is off-putting, what is frightening, and what is silencing, is the hysterical, gleeful, response from men and women, denigrating the complainant with a level of passion about rape which I never see in response to an actual rape conviction.

Room Rental Websites Are Putting Woman At Risk

Sarah Power | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Tech
Sarah Power

Unfortunately dating has a dark side and so does looking for somewhere to live, especially when you're a young woman on your own. Moving in with complete strangers is unlikely to be anyone's first choice but often poor timing, a lack of money or just plain bad luck means renting a room in a shared house or flat is the only option.

Getting The Entrepreneurial Mix Right

Camilla Ley-Valentin | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK
Camilla Ley-Valentin

From an entrepreneurial point of view, there are lots of great ideas out there. The trick is to take them beyond the idea into revenue generation that continues past the original concept. Sharing your idea is paramount in gaining traction. I meet a lot of budding entrepreneurs who tell me that they are working on the world's best idea, but they can't tell me anything about it unless I sign a NDA.

Instagram Lovers, Keep On Sharing Your Snaps Because It's Helping Your Memory

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK Tech

Lovers of Instagram, finally you are having the last laugh. All those haters who mocked as you stood on a chair for the perfect brunch snap are about...

9 Amazing Things The Internet Has Given Us

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK Tech

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the internet: the day the public gained access to the World Wide Web. Known as ‘Internaut Day’, it was on 23 A...

London Metropolitan Police Service Take A Massive Step To Tackle Online Hate Crime

Andrew Boff | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Politics
Andrew Boff

The Metropolitan Police Service's recent announcement to create a new online hate crime hub to improve their response to online hate crime is an important step in tackling one of the most prevalent forms of hate crime.

The Sheer Amount of Racism on Social Media Is Exhausting

Rhammel Afflick | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Rhammel Afflick

What we really need is for social giants like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to take a real stake in fostering a culture change. I'm talking about something that's developed by and for black people because I'm bored of calling people out and feeling alone. It's emotionally distressing and it's time we had some progressive backing.

The Truth About 'Fast' Fashion in 2016

George Taylor | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Style
George Taylor

When it comes to fashion and technology, how fast is too fast? You only have to look at Instagram to realise that taking photos of every waking move is now deemed as 'normal.' But what is 'normal?' And does normal mean good? Not necessarily.

The Burden of Keeping in Contact

Ilka Kemp - Hall | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Ilka Kemp - Hall

The phone vibrates. It's the fifth facebook message in a row and I leave it unopened. Again. It vibrates angrily on the table, shifting from its stationary spot in an attempt to get my attention and to just make me reply. But I don't.

People With A 'Secret IIlness' Are Sharing Their Innermost Thoughts Online

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 04.04.2016 | UK Tech

"I am scared of my husband touching me because it doesn’t feel right," writes Gwen, from Kansas USA, on a website called 'The Secret Illness.' She j...

Does Your Brand Speak Emoji?

Jon Buss | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Tech
Jon Buss

Can a little yellow face with tears of mirth rolling down its cheeks really be considered not just a word, but the word that best summarises communication in the year 2015?

How Should We Respond to the Emergence of Daeshtopia?

Jasmiina Kauriola | Posted 14.01.2017 | UK
Jasmiina Kauriola

While the effectiveness of these campaigns could be improved through the usage of humour, simplistic mockery of Islam is not enough. We must deconstruct the image of stern believers and show IS for what they are: a corrupt, power-hungry organisation taking advantage of people's misery.

Mass Surveillance: Britain's Internet Must Remain Free

James Coe | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Tech
James Coe

The answer to our surveillance dilemma lies in targeted surveillance, a warrant process overseen by the judiciary, an annual parliamentary public scrutiny of the security services, legislated protections for the professional privileges of doctors and lawyers and, most of all, a proper and lengthy public debate void of vague and fear inducing inferences to terror plots and criminal gangs.

Dear Haters, I'm Calling You Out

Darryl Morris | Posted 13.10.2016 | UK
Darryl Morris

Today, a man named David called my radio show. David asked me when my contract ended and told me how much he was looking forward to that day. He wasn'...

Rugby World Cup Technology Is Showing What Football Is Lacking

Louis Saha | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK Sport
Louis Saha

A key difference that's been discussed a lot over the last few weeks is the way rugby has embraced technology... The technology is there so why not use it? Businesses are constantly pushing the tech boundaries and there's no reason why football shouldn't be doing the same.

Can You Control Naming and Shaming Online?

Melissa Davis | Posted 11.09.2016 | UK Tech
Melissa Davis

This week, the media is going to town on the story featuring a female barrister, who received a pretty sleazy and flirty email on professional networking site LinkedIn, from a considerably older, married senior lawyer, who was clearly taken with the counsel half his age.

Modern World Driving Children to Despair

Peter Wanless | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK
Peter Wanless

Every year the NSPCC shines a spotlight on the troubles children choose to contact us about via ChildLine. This year the glare starkly exposes the gro...

You're Never Weird on the Internet - Almost (Review)

Alice Charles | Posted 28.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

This book will have you laughing out loud one minute, then firmly raising your eyebrows the next. She surely has another book in her (not to mention a screenplay) - I'd like to see her focus on her family, especially her relationship with her well-meaning but misguided mother.