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Why the UK Needs a Go and Grow Online Campaign

Emma L. Jones | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK
Emma L. Jones

With over two billion people online across the globe, this represents a big opportunity for small business.

On Leaving Feminist Times

Sarah Graham | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Graham

Many feminist blogs have neither money nor a room of their own - run by volunteers working remotely in their free time. What Feminist Times set out to do was something radically different - not just a blog, but an online magazine which maintained regular, high-quality output by paying staff and contributors alike; an ad-free haven from commercial women's magazines...

Europe Needs Smarter Investment in Education and Research Infrastructure

Anka Mulder | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Tech
Anka Mulder

The return on investment will be high for Europe if we get it right, including: a reinvigorated research and education infrastructure, attraction of the best students and faculty, a better skilled workforce, and enhanced competitive advantage vis a vis the rest of the world.

Who Stole My Fruit?

Xenios Thrasyvoulou | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Tech
Xenios Thrasyvoulou

The last decade or so has been paradise for entrepreneurs mainly because as the world shifted more online and onto mobile devices, there was so much low hanging fruit up for grabs.

Should Google be Held Accountable for What Is Published on the Web?

Andrew Tibber | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Tibber

In the wake of the EU Court's decision, Google is now faced with a few problems that not only call into question the principles behind the right to be forgotten but could also have possible damaging effects on its functionality as a search engine tool.

Could E-Voting Threaten Our Democracy?

David Emm | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

The Internet now reaches into nearly every aspect of our lives. Vast numbers of us routinely bank, shop and socialise online and the public services we all rely on are equally dependent on computers and the Internet. It's also true that the widespread use of social media has provided new ways for citizens to engage with the political process in the countries in which they live.

Saving the World in Heels | Trust Is the New Black

Diana Verde Nieto | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Tech
Diana Verde Nieto

What were you supposed to be doing when you started reading this column? Chances are, you had a to-do list and this wasn't on it...

eBay Truths

Sarah Kwong | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Tech
Sarah Kwong

I used to be an eBay addict. It sounds laughable, but when you're receiving poorly-packaged parcel after parcel at your office, and you don't have a clue what it's going to be, it's troubling (and kind of like Christmas! Mystery gifts to unwrap! But back to being sinister...)

Social Media Is Changing the Way We Think

Leo Garbutt | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Leo Garbutt

You know the situation well. You sit down with some close friends, enjoying a good conversation for a few minutes. Then someone checks their phone. You see another friend pick up hers, then another friend follows suit and, in a moment, they are all silent; transfixed by the screens in front of them.

Online Privacy: Generation A

Louise Orpin | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Tech
Louise Orpin

In the same way that people believe history repeats itself, each generation has something new to offer the world. We've had Generation X - the MTV Generation, then came Generation Y, the Millennials, at the turn of 2000.

Omnichannel Retailing in the Gulf - an Ongoing Challenge

Mark Artus | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Artus

This stems from a major difference between the Middle Eastern and Western cultures; in the UK, ecommerce leads the way, with consumers preferring the convenience and speed of browsing and ordering online to the hustle and bustle of the high street. In the Gulf, however, 'mall culture' remains dominant.

Ideas on Networking in the Digital Age

Digital Advertising Women's Network | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Tech
Digital Advertising Women's Network

London's Digital Advertising Women's Network (DAWN) hosted its first quarterly event of 2014, 'The Work Network' on Tuesday, February 25th.

Skeletons in Your Twitter Closet Could Come Back to Haunt You

Verity Stockdale | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Tech
Verity Stockdale

I know I had enough online nouse to do little more than damage what little street cred I may have had with a few painfully unfunny lines. But what about people who may have shared more than they should have, long before they received that promotion back when they thought boardrooms were reserved for [insert expletive] and decided to tweet their feelings?

SAAS Search the Great Leveller

Davina Lines | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Tech
Davina Lines

Effective search can be a game changer for marketers, as search can now provide a powerful tool to support the customer journey and respond to customer needs. Customer expectations of search have fundamentally transformed over the last five years, with browser searches expected to be clean, clear, accurate and immediate.

#SaveBBC3?

Alan Sim | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Alan Sim

If the BBC thinks that they can continue to broadcast "TV" shows to the online world they are way behind the curve. They need to be much more gangster with their new approach to making content both long form and short form and look at how the online word is doing it better, bolder and cheaper.

Merge My Online and Offline Self? I'm Not Sure They'd Get On

Kirsty Morrissey | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Tech
Kirsty Morrissey

What happens there doesn't always stay there. Harsh words, drunk photos and controversial opinions might be the status quo in cyber space, but the real world is only a click away and your online shadow can easily follow you back home.

Safer Internet Day

David Emm | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

Protecting children from cyber-bullies is especially challenging with smartphones as they can be targeted in so many ways, especially out of view of their parents.

Protecting Children Online - Is There a Silver Bullet?

Jacob Tas | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK
Jacob Tas

Discussions about online filters focus on the privacy and civil liberties of adults. In the child protection sector, however, we are not losing sight of the fact that while these optional household filters are far from a silver bullet for keeping children safe online, they certainly help.

The New Literalism: How Misinformation on the Internet is Transforming the Mainstream Media

Martin Newman | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK
Martin Newman

Context has been thrown away for many people online and in its place is a new and dangerously ignorant reality. By the time art collector Dasha Zhukova issued her grovelling apology on Tuesday afternoon for having been photographed sitting on a Bjarne Melgaard chair in the form of a black woman, millions of people around the world had already got a completely wrong opinion of her.

Dealing with Internet Hate: Ten Tips

Gregor Smith | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gregor Smith

When I wrote last week's blog post, about why antifeminism ought to be viewed in a better light, I expected it to be controversial (although I wrote it because I thought it needed to be said, not because of any desire to 'be controversial'). This led to tweets from people on both sides of the debate... So, whether you're a fellow blogger, a standard Facebook or Twitter user, or even a politician, here are my personal tips for dealing with the anger of the internet.

It's Alive! Taming the Monster on the Journey to the Mobile Web

Dan Weisbeck | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Tech
Dan Weisbeck

I get to talk to many companies around the world, from many different industries about how to build a compelling and manageable mobile website strategy. Many today still struggle to grasp the potential risks to their business that stem from getting the mobile web wrong.

Online Tuition Tailors Learning to the Individual Learner Rather Than the Class

Andy Robertson | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Tech
Andy Robertson

One of the immediate benefits of the online system is that you can book in lessons to fit in around your family life. The student receives an electronic pen and pad that connects to their computer via USB and enables them to access the shared white board with their tutor.

MOOCs, SPOCs, and LAPs: The Evolving World of Education

Anton Dominique | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Anton Dominique

Not long after educational providers and students alike clocked on to the fast-rising and game-changing trend of free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) programmes, it quickly expanded to factor in the option of paid MOOCs, otherwise known as MOOC+.

Lucy Sherriff

Are You On Here?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A "creepy" website which uploads students' Facebook profiles without their permission and encourages the public to rate their "hotness" is also target...

#TwitterMistakes

Alice Stansfield | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alice Stansfield

Emily Way claims "It is the biggest regret of my life so far", therefore shouldn't we all be taught or at least learn from cases like this the importance of limited our own content on the internet?