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Beyond The Valley: Mobile Mutated Your Soul

Jay Sorrels | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Tech
Jay Sorrels

Mobile is the answer... it's how 87%+ of people even in the UK connect with their world, and therefore, brands. Messaging Apps are not some kind of magic hippo chow that lets marketers get up in people's grilles again in the same way in a new place... Messaging and mobile are a filter for fail.

The 10 Summer Vacation Snapchats Every Oxford Uni Student Will Send

The Huffington Post UK | Jess Edwards | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Amidst the pictures of silly faces and clips of cute pets doing silly things, there seems to be a predictable pattern of snaps identifying the Oxford ...

Teenage Boy, 14, 'Committed Suicide After Video Of Him Masturbating Went Viral'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK

A 14-year-old boy killed himself after a video of him masturbating in a school bathroom went viral, his parents claim. Matthew Burdette took his o...

Love Your Self(ie): The Positive Rise of Selfie Culture

Gabrielle Leimon | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gabrielle Leimon

Ever since getting my iPhone and experimenting with apps like Snapchat and Instagram, I found myself taking more selfies and viewing myself in this way more regularly. It made me really look at myself and assess the aspects of my face and, in time, I realised that I actually really like the way that I look not just in the strategically angled and well lit photos that we take of ourselves.

Has Facebook Just Killed Snapchat?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Tech

Social media giant Facebook has launched a new app to help users share photos and videos. Slingshot, the second app from Facebook's Creative Labs, ...

Said What You Thought? Quick, Issue an Apology!

Kitiara Pascoe | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Politics
Kitiara Pascoe

Joey Barton, a footballer probably not as heavily schooled in political correctness as actual politicians, has apologised over his UKIP 'four ugly girls' comment made on Question Time. Talking about UKIP's European election victory he said, 'So if I am somewhere and there were four really ugly girls, I'm thinking, 'Well, she's not the worst', because that is all you are, that is all you are to us.'

Snapchat CEO 'Motified' By Humiliating Leaked Emails

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK Tech

The CEO of Snapchat has said he is 'mortified' by a series of humiliating emails from his past came back to haunt him online. The emails dated from...

Why SnapChat Is Ruining My Degree

Helena Eccles | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Helena Eccles

This is an intervention. An impending doom is descending on the nation. For many teens and twentysomethings across the country, GCSEs, A Levels and university exams are just around the corner.

Five Charts Showing How Chat Apps Joined the Social Media Mainstream

Damian Radcliffe | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK Tech
Damian Radcliffe

Facebook's recent purchase of WhatsApp took many tech watchers by surprise; not least because of its eye-watering $19 billion price tag. But after an initially sharp intake of breath, analysts and other tech giants appeared to endorse the move...

Personal and Anonymous Social Networks Gain Ground on Facebook and Others

Monty Munford | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Tech
Monty Munford

The science of Dunbar's Number is one that most of us are unfamiliar with, but the number itself is one that people in social media know very well. That number of 150 alleges that these are the maximum number of people or friends that a person's brain can deal with.

LDRs: Can Love Conquer Border Control?

Rebeca Moss | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rebeca Moss

If you're at University then there's a chance you'll meet the love of your life. There's also a chance that they won't be from the same country as you, or even the same continent. This means if they don't manage to find a job after graduation, and you're in it for the long haul, then you're headed for a Long Distance Relationship

My 2014 Predictions

Jonathan Guy | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Tech
Jonathan Guy

Predictions are incredibly hard. Either you get it spot on and appear to be prescient or you are so wide of the mark that you look foolish. There is no middle ground and for that reason most people wisely stay clear of making them. Given that I'm not most people, here goes.

Sexting DOES Lead To Sex Among Teens, Study Finds

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Teenage students who sext are more likely to engage in other sexual behaviours, a breaking study has found, following a decision by Eton College to ba...

WATCH: This Is Why Teens Sext

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

It turns out teens like sex. Who knew? So when they all got hold of mobile phones and Snapchat, guess what happened? But as a parent, guardian, tea...

7 Reasons To Be Terrified Of Snapchat

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

It seems Snapchat has given the powers that be at Eton the heebie-jeebies. But are they over-reacting or should we be scared of the messaging app p...

Eton Bans Sexting

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Eton College has been forced to ban its pupils from using Snapchat due to fears of a potential outbreak of 'sexting', it has been reported. Snapcha...

Snapchat: The Good, the Bad and the Crude

David Atkinson | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Tech
David Atkinson

Psychologically Snapchat reflects the mindset of today's consumer: media is disposable and short attention spans are rife. Through our own research we've also discovered that 18-24 year olds are worried about how others perceive them. Whereas Facebook keeps a 'legacy' of their lives and antics, Snapchat is fleeting.

Teenage Love in Digital Times

Dave Wallace | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Tech
Dave Wallace

Call me a Luddite but I remember the good old days. When you fancied someone and wanted to 'go out' with him or her you'd have to actually ask him or her out. i.e. pluck up the courage to talk to them in person. Yes, actually ask them verbally. This often meant you would soon have to meet their parents, or perhaps worse, their brothers and sisters. But things have changed.

Introducing the Digital Dad

Dave Wallace | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Tech
Dave Wallace

The world has changed and I am thrilled by the possibility of young children being taught to code. Living in a technologically advanced domestic environment is all part of the fun and I firmly believe that being fully immersed in digital is good for kids.

The Year of the Selfie - The Demise of Humankind

Leigh Clark | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Tech
Leigh Clark

The inclusion of the word 'selfie' in the English Dictionary marks more than just the arrival of a new word, it marks the dawning of an unfortunate new era in narcissism. Einstein famously said, "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious." But he's a dead dude who didn't have an iPhone, let alone Snapchat.

What Kind of Week Has It Been? 15 November 2013

Paddy Duffy | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

What type of world would we live in if it didn't involve fake deaths, three billion dollar offers, crack smoking mayors and even Chinese reform? Reality? Surely not? In what can only be described as a 'turbulent' week, we have seen stories surface from seemingly poor political and financial decisions to the downright bizarre.

PICTURES: What Happens At Private School.. Goes On Snapchat

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Because one Apple product isn't enough: (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d...

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.

This Blog Post Mentions Genitals A Lot

June Sun | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
June Sun

On a recent train journey, I found myself, yet again, locked into debate with a fellow politics student. We argued about gender, equal pay, and affirmative action. We both wanted to win, we are both stubborn little mules, and we were both drunk.

How Photographs Became Word of Mouth and the Spoken Word Became Permanent

Richard Newton | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK Tech
Richard Newton

We have began using photography not for preserving memories but to talk. I am HERE. I am here with THIS person. Do you LIKE these shoes? This is the WEATHER right now. So now, not only is taking and sharing photographs easy, but we have a slew of new reasons to do it.