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My Life is Now Virtual

Lizzie Roberts | Posted 21.01.2015 | 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 19.01.2015 | 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!

The Social Networking Stigma: Blocking

Claire Lim | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Tech
Claire Lim

Whatever the reason for the blocking, it is the right of the blocker to block whomever they wish, after all, it's their personal feed. Social networking is not real life and it must be remembered that we should separate the two.

Would You Choose Your Child's Mother or Father Online?

Susan Leigh | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

The aim of these sites is to allow the interested parties to discuss their requirements in a confidential way and then, if they're in agreement, be able to reach a mutually satisfactory way of proceeding. No binding legal agreements feature in these relationships.

Screen Culture - Why Retailers Need to Understand How Customers Use Different Devices to Shop

Peder Stubert | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK
Peder Stubert

Shoppers these days are as likely to get blisters on their thumbs from swiping a screen or clicking a mouse as they are to get them on their heels from traipsing around crowded streets.

YouTube Fans in Love

Harry Hitchens | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Harry Hitchens

Striking a balance between a relationship that's both sustainable and commercially beneficial is something all creators should consider deeply. Increasingly YouTube creators are non-controversial, jolly and relatable which acts as a death trap for misunderstanding and disappointment for beloved fans.

Twitter Trolls: Come and Say It to My Face!

Charlie Mullins | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Politics
Charlie Mullins

I heard this morning that Jonathan Agnew quit Twitter after receiving a stream of abuse on the site after a spat with Kevin Pietersen's wife. Although I haven't (yet) been wished 'death by Ebola' by an anonymous Twitter user, I've recently had the misfortune of dealing with a few Twitter trolls of my own...

The Problem With Fashion and Online Shopping...

Monty Munford | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Monty Munford

It's been 14 years since Natalie Massenet launched her revolutionary ambition on the world: women could buy clothes online. Online! On the internet! Who could imagine? Fast forward to 2014, and it's hard to imagine anything different.

Halt the Rapid Decline in Part-Time Higher Education

Anka Mulder | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Anka Mulder

In recent years, provision by universities of lifelong learning and professional education has been in sharp decline. Earlier this year, for instance, the Rinnooy Kan Commission in the Netherlands found that part-time higher education is undergoing a dramatic decline.

Heroes or Villains?: Comics as Extremist Propaganda

Tanya Silverman | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK
Tanya Silverman

n the battle of good vs evil there needs to be balance. For every extremist-made comic there should be one purporting an adventurous alternative. Dilbert's gags about expense reports just won't cut it.

This Is The World, According To The Internet

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Tech

A map has been created by the Oxford Internet Institute which shows the world's internet users by country and also what percentage of each country has...

Solopreneur Motherhood and the Game Changing Work Revolution

Jo Gifford | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Gifford

Let's go right back to being pregnant with my twin girls, vomiting into a newspaper on a train as I headed down to a client meeting 4 hours away. Or, let's take a peep at me editing copy for a magazine using my smart phone from the maternity ward whilst nursing two babies.

How to Survive Going to Oktoberfest Alone

Travis Pittman | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Travis Pittman

It's never too late to travel, never too late in your life and never too late in the year. With the end of summer and weather cooling off, many travellers are trying to take advantage of one last trip before it gets too cold. I totally understand. From my experience, I believe that a great choice for that last trip before it gets too cold is going to a festival.

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Jezebel Staff Have Written An Extraordinary Article On Site's 'Rape GIF Problem'

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK

The staff of US-based women's blog Jezebel have publicly slammed their own bosses for failing to prevent hundreds of GIFs of violent porn and images o...

Why the UK Needs a Go and Grow Online Campaign

Emma L. Jones | Posted 21.09.2014 | 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 13.09.2014 | 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 09.09.2014 | 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 12.08.2014 | 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.