Sharing

Don't Own, Share: Can Collaborative Consumption Change Your Life?

Will Martindale | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Politics
Will Martindale

Austerity, technology and concern for the environment have come together to create a climate where many more Londoners can share, rather than own.

The Most Important Thing You Can Create Is Your Own Life

Ian Spero | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ian Spero

To me the most important thing you create is arguably your own life. When we talk about a creation we mean something which is unique, something which is purposeful and meaningful; something which is large and substantial.

The Sharing Economy: Communism or Hyper Capitalism?

Markus Barnikel | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK
Markus Barnikel

Until now we have been approaching our cars and our apartments without thinking economically. If we want to change that, it is neither communism nor turbo capitalism. It is not to reach a higher moral goal either and certainly not an evil act. It is simply reasonable and in addition also human and beautiful.

I've Got a Bone to Pick With the Genealogy Community

Scott Phillips | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Scott Phillips

very one of us is free to undertake our family history work for what ever reason it is that motivates us. If you are a member of the LDS church and are doing it to further your religious beliefs that is just fine. If you are doing it purely for enjoyment, that is fine as well.

You Know You're An Adult When...

Danielle Lowe | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

As we grow up many of us dream of that day when we're all grown up. Hoping for a successful career, a huge house, loads of friends and everything being perfect like it always is in those films (at least, in the end). The reality is being an adult is tough. You know you're an adult when...

Secrets - To Share or Not to Share?

Saadia R. Chevel | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Saadia R. Chevel

Women have always been notorious for gossiping but if we explore the need to disclose information, it can be simply attributed to our DNA... the act of sharing increases levels of progesterone in women. Progesterone is a hormone that stimulates maternal feelings and social bonding.

Why Do I Share My Grief?

Mark Oborn | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Oborn

Having communication with other people that have been through equally tough times lets me know that this IS life. THIS IS IT. I haven't been singled out to be punished, this is just normal life that happens to so many people, and knowing that gives me strength.

Bradley Manning for CMO: The Value of Sharing Data

Jack R. Miles | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK
Jack R. Miles

Marketers, however, need to be slightly more delicate with whom they share their data with than Bradley Manning. Instead of contacting Julian Assange, they should consider focussing on colleagues, agencies and consumers:

Sharing is Trending

Tess Riley | Posted 09.08.2013 | UK Tech
Tess Riley

So far, mainstream coverage of this mass sharing, also known as collaborative consumption, has tended to focus on the economic impacts of sharing. This is significant because it points to a growing recognition that large-scale sharing is set to disrupt the very foundations of neoliberal capitalism.

Is Social Media a Form of Self-Help or an Enabler of Self-Doubt?

The Guyliner | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK Tech
The Guyliner

Looking at photos used to be restricted to close friends boring you to tears with glossy 5x4s of their holiday to Alicante ("Don't get fingermarks on them!") or your mum embarrassing you with childhood snaps, but now we are all willing autobiographers, snapping every moment and flooding the internet with selfies.

Technology's Role in the Education Revolution

Gi Fernando | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK Tech
Gi Fernando

Education needs to be revolutionised. But we haven't got long to make that revolution happen before we start to harm the prospects of young people everywhere.

SnapChat (Uncensored)

Stephen Ferdinando | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK Tech
Stephen Ferdinando

It turns out that SnapChat is like Instagram for your genitals. I began asking people if they used SnapChat and, if they did, what kind of pictures they received. Almost everyone I asked was extremely matter-of-fact with their answer. "Willys," they'd say.

Change My Mind: Is Sharing Dead?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

We're meant to be part of the Big Society, sharing with each to get through the tough times... but... have we just become selfish individualists? I...

Sharing IS Dead

Tom Moseley | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Moseley

We're a selfish bunch, and it's only getting worse. Ask yourself when you last shared something. Facebook doesn't count. Be honest, it was last time you ate out, when you shared the bill - and that was only so you could avoid sharing your money.

The Victims of SOPA: Fans and the Globalised Fandom

Selina Wilken | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK Entertainment
Selina Wilken

Forming communities that transcend age, social status and physical location are such a beautiful thing, and one of the ways in which the internet has changed the world for the better. How, then, could the SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) bill destroy the fandom utopia?

Have We Lost the Spirit of Christmas?

BritChick Paris | Posted 04.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

Isn't it time stop being "bah humbug", open our hearts and homes to people we love and enjoy the moment. That moment is all too soon gone - and sometimes the people who are there also.

Putting the 'Social' Back into Social Networks...

Carrie Lloyd | Posted 27.01.2012 | UK Tech
Carrie Lloyd

The strategy behind this non-profit organisation not only avoids wasting our landfill sites with those 'was once useful' tools, but Streetbank.com has become so much more than that. People actually have a conversation. They smile. They have cups of tea; like the good old days, when neighbours would chat over their fences and watch out for your cat.

Do the Recent Facebook Changes Suggest a More Sinister Agenda?

Rupert Duffy | Posted 10.12.2011 | UK Tech
Rupert Duffy

Everything in this world comes at a price. Facebook seemed to be simply a wonderful and free service that at worst showed us a few advertisements. Now it appears that the cost might be much higher. How much is you own privacy worth to you?