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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 12.04.2016 | 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 08.03.2016 | 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 14.01.2016 | 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 03.11.2015 | 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 13.10.2015 | 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 30.09.2015 | 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 15.09.2015 | 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 11.09.2015 | 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 28.08.2015 | 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.

Women in Retail - A Land of Opportunity

Tanya Lawler | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK
Tanya Lawler

From new digital start-ups to our high street stalwarts, it's time we levelled the playing field to ensure that women are encouraged and empowered to establish, own and run successful retail businesses.

A Lion Called Cecil, A Witch Called Walter and a Wardrobe Full of Twitter Abuse

Melissa Davis | Posted 15.08.2015 | UK Tech
Melissa Davis

Admittedly, it's quite difficult to generate a massive amount of sympathy for Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer. In case you've forgotten, he managed to...

Why Pro Athletes May End Up Broke

Louis Saha | Posted 25.06.2016 | UK Sport
Louis Saha

Although the public will revel in blaming the player's demise on a lavish lifestyle few can afford, many downfalls are a result of impressionable young athletes taking advice from supposedly reputable advisors who in reality have the ethics of a common criminal.

Are You a Radiator or a Drain online?

Sarah Pylas | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Tech
Sarah Pylas

Online drains take to twitter to complain that someone else just got sent a packet of biscuits and they did not. They DM people to ask how they got on the list for free biscuits and speculate as to why they were excluded. Then they start tweeting that the biscuits are all shite anyway and the people who eat them are too.

Why I'll Probably Never Work in a Newsroom Again

Catherine Ball | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK
Catherine Ball

So here I am. A print journalist who still loves newspapers but will probably never work for one again. It isn't that I wouldn't want to, just that it wouldn't ever be the same. Can we put the online genie back in the bottle? Of course not and we wouldn't want to. But can we find a way to move with the times and save our newspapers for future generations? I really hope so.

Over HALF The World's Population Will Have The Internet By 2020

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Tech

In the next five years over half the world's population will be online -- that's 3.2 billion people if you're keeping count. For those of us that a...

Why EE Film Club Will Work

Jason Mander | Posted 07.06.2015 | UK Tech
Jason Mander

Back in December, when EE announced that the end of Orange Wednesdays was imminent, the network tried to soften the blow by teasing a new promotion th...

The Road to Identity 3.0: From Microsoft Passport to the Internet of Things

Patrick Salyer | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Tech
Patrick Salyer

The proliferation of connected devices, from connected cars to toothbrushes, has led to a new ecosystem of gadgets that must be able to communicate with each other in order to work and create personalised user experiences effectively.

The Film Industry is Set to Change, What Can We Expect?

Paul Coggins | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK Tech
Paul Coggins

If we take a quick look at this year's Golden Globe Award winners, the notion of a high-profile award winning film made for the mobile-first generation isn't as far-fetched as perhaps it first seems.

UK's Suicide Tragedy Highlights Need for Online Therapy

Sarah Bateup | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Bateup

Depression and anxiety don't need to be a ball and chain for life. Talking things through with a trained CBT therapist can equip you with the skills to identify trigger points and deal with them as they occur going forward.

Could Bloggers Help You Sell That Mug? Exploring the Relationship Between Bloggers and Marketing

Rose Sgueglia | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rose Sgueglia

I have met bloggers who posted lazy, no content reviews and I have met bloggers who took reviews like professionals, working on the content as much as the design; building a long-lasting relationship with the PR; and being, consequently, involved in any future campaigns.

My Life is Now Virtual

Lizzie Roberts | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Lizzie Roberts

Last weekend my university internet broke and I had run out of mobile data, at first the thought of being without internet for a few days genuinely panicked me.

WhatsApp VoIP: Will it Succeed in the Developing World?

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

VoIP technology is actually now more than 20 years old and the initial boom in consumer wireline VoIP came more than 10 years ago. Wireless mobile VoIP has also been around for quite a number of years. The first consumer application was introduced in 2006. A long time ago in telecoms!