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The Internet Was Not Designed With Children In Mind - Let's Make It A Better And Safer Place For Them

Anne Longfield | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK
Anne Longfield

The internet is a part of everyday life - and an incredible force for good. But it is irresponsible to let children roam in a world for which they're ill-prepared, which is subject to limited regulation and which is controlled by a small number of powerful organisations. It's critical children are educated better, understand what they're agreeing to when they join social media platforms and that their privacy is better protected. When it was created 25 years ago, the internet was not designed with children in mind but I believe the proposals in our report would help make it a better and safer place for children.

Forget 'Lazy Millenials' - The Young People Of Today Are As Ambitious As Ever

Ellen Johnson | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Ellen Johnson

We may love to scroll through our social media feeds and watch funny videos of cats jumping on trampolines, but we also work extremely hard, and are as political, vocal and determined as ever. So let's end this catastrophic media storm on Millennials. 2017 is the year of Millennial success. And we will succeed in getting our true voices heard.

Get The Job You Want Using Snapchat

James Kirkham | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Tech
James Kirkham

You only have to look at the statistics - 60% of Snapchat users are under 25, 26% are 25-34 with only 12 percent of users aged 35 to 54 and just 2% over 55. Those users aren't all just selfie-obsessives. Snapchat users are also thought to be the most engaged of any social media channel.

Surgeon Live Streams Operation With Snapchat Spectacles For First Time Ever

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Tech

If you’ve got any surgery coming up, you might want to double check that your doctor isn’t planning on live streaming it to thousands of people on...

You Can Only Buy Snapchat's Smart Glasses From These Creepy Vending Machines

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Tech

Snapchat’s Spectacles are now available to buy, however before you can get your hands on one there’s a catch. You can only buy them from one of th...

Do You Suffer From FOMO?

Zeyna Sanjania | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Zeyna Sanjania

Watching my Snapchat feed, the green monster inside me began to make an appearance as I saw, what seemed like, EVERYONE at a much coveted event. I tapped through short clips of customised cupcakes, gorgeous selfies and perfect poses. Damn it, why wasn't I invited? Everyone looks like they are having SO much fun. All those smiles prove it right?

Student Who Took Topless Selfie On Snapchat Arrested For Crashing Into A Police Car

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A university student has been arrested after she crashed into a police car while taking a topless selfie. US college freshman Miranda Rader, 19, slam...

The Rise Of The Social Shopper

Jon Lord | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Tech
Jon Lord

We don't need to look too hard to uncover some of the motivation between these frequent m-shopping trips. Social media feeds are awash with inspirational images and every product imaginable. This means that every day, shoppers are flicking through catalogues-worth of products, styled and validated by their friends as well as an army of digital influencers that comprise their online network.

Will Snap(chat) Be For Cameras What Google Is For Search, And Facebook Is For Communications?

Jason Mander | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Tech
Jason Mander

So, with 2015 and 2016 having both been incorrectly touted as the year of the Wearable Revolution by some commentators, is it now safe to place your bets on 2017 being the one when Snap will finally manage to stimulate widespread acceptance and usage for this tech?

Guy's Post-Breakup Snapchats Are Nothing Short Of Genius

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Most of us hit the ice cream hard after a tough breakup, but not snapchat user Azam College. He decided to mark his newfound singledom by sending a se...

7 Terrible Tech Products That Were Doomed To Fail

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Tech

Technology today is often so innovative, that we never even realised we needed the gadget until we simply couldn’t live without it. But then there ...

Social Media Isn't Just Changing How We Engage With Politics - It's Creating A New Kind Of Politician

Philip Ellis | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK Politics
Philip Ellis

The threat of the echo chamber is something of a recurring theme at Social Media Week London. In a session on social news, Twitter's Nick Owers assert...

Models Are Wearing Snapchat Filters Instead Of Makeup

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK Style

Snapchat filters are everywhere right now, including the runway at New York Fashion Week. Designer Desigual sent models dressed like different filters...

A Child Has Given Jeremy Corbyn Possibly His Greatest Honour Yet

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK

Meetings, speeches and rallies are all in a day’s work for the leader of a political party - but Jeremy Corbyn revealed the more personal side of th...

Facebook Incorporates 'Live Video' Feature Into Messenger

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK Tech

Facebook is mimicking Snapchat yet again by incorporating an Instant Video feature into its Messenger service. In a statement, the social giant said ...

'Two Thirds Of Brits' STILL Text, Call and Take Selfies While Driving

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK Tech

Nearly two thirds of Brits use their phones while driving, with texts and selfies ranking as the primary distractions, according to a new survey. A st...

I Asked A Plastic Surgeon To Turn Me Into A Snapchat Filter

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Style

Snapchat beauty filters are the ‘Rickroll’ of 2016. Omnipresent, inescapable and hiding in plain sight - even for Snapchat-shunners. It’s near-i...

Millennials Only Want Experiences That Can Be Shared on Social Media

Sam Lewis-Hargreave | Posted 14.08.2016 | UK Tech
Sam Lewis-Hargreave

If a millennial goes to a club and no one on social media is around to see it, did it really happen? An unmaterialistic generation, all millennials w...

Best Foodie Snapchat Accounts: 9 People To Get You Back In The Kitchen

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The rise of the foodie has no doubt been accelerated by Instagram and everyone trying to nail the secret of achieving the ultimate brunch flat-lay. Bu...

Snapchat Removes Filter That Promoted Racist Stereotype Of Asians

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Tech

Snapchat has removed a filter that turned selfies into Asian caricatures after it was accused of promoting a racist stereotype. Appalled users turned ...

Instagram Stories: How Do They Work?

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Tech

Instagram has launched a new feature, “Instagram Stories” so that users can easily capture and share all of their daily moments and “not worry a...

The Social Media Paradox: Capturing Life at the Expense of Living it

Jack Peat | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK Tech
Jack Peat

The most frightening aspect of the herds of immersed Pokemon GO players walking through crowded streets with their eyes glued to the screens of their smartphone isn't the fanaticism, but the precedent.

Best Fitness Snapchat Accounts: 14 Accounts You Need To Follow To Inspire Your Workout

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Fitspiration is everywhere these days, motivating us to be our healthiest selves and spend a little more time in the gym than in the pub. But sometime...

Best Healthy Eating Snapchat Accounts: 9 To Inspire Your Mealtimes

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Healthy eating has never been so popular and now it’s making it’s way on to the Snapchat scene, too. With the growth of the clean eating movement...

Facebook Messenger Is About To Start Taking Your Privacy Seriously

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Tech

Facebook is trialling end-to-end encryption for its Messenger app in a move that will align the service with its sister platform WhatsApp. Selected u...