The Internet

Connectivity Everywhere

Graham Welch | Posted 03.01.2015 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

Everyone knows that in today's world we have never been so connected. The Internet is a part of most of our lives at work and at play every day. Indeed ask most teenagers and they will consider the Internet as being almost as important as the air that they breathe!

Why Scotland Shows the Future of Politics

Adam Hamdy | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

Rather than being an aberration, Scotland may prove to be a trailblazer. In the same way that it has transformed media and communication, the Internet has the potential to radically alter government. We have the tools at our disposal to hold instant national votes on important political issues.

London, the New Web Address for Londoners

Juan Lobato | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Tech
Juan Lobato

The increased interest in SMEs and domain names has however, brought to light some interesting stats. With a government report stating that there are over five million micro-businesses1 in the UK, it is surprising that over a third of them still don't have a website!

The Internet Might Literally Be Giving Us Mental Illness

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK Tech

Too much time spent online could be causing mental illnesses and social problems for children, it has been reported. Loneliness, depression, anxiet...

Putin Says The Internet Was Created By The CIA

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Tech

Russian President Vladimir Putin has claimed the internet was created by American spies. Putin said the internet was a "CIA project" and said Russi...

Internet inventor Calls For Bill Of Rights To Protect Net Neutrality

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Tech

The World Wide Web must remain accessible to everyone, according to Tim Berners-Lee, the man who invented the Internet 25 years ago this week. "Th...

Web for Everyone Launches Campaign to Fight Internet Inequality

Freya Bromley | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Freya Bromley

As we celebrate 25 years of the World Wide Web, the Web for Everyone coalition wants to give thousands of people the power to learn new digital skills. The aim of the partnership is to address 'internet inequality' by encouraging people from all walks of life, young and old, to not only use the Web but create it.

Information Junkies and Discerning in the Digital Age

Michelle Holmes | Posted 26.04.2014 | UK Tech
Michelle Holmes

While its true that technology has the ability to and is expanding our consciousness and our reach and access when wanting to obtain, explore and digest information this also gives us the scope to become information junkies - encyclopaedias with an opinion and the ability to churn out a fact about everything and anything.

This 1981 News Report About The Internet Is Adorable (But Totally Wrong)

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

People in the past - how dumb are they, right guys? They know nothing. They don't know who won the FA Cup in 1994, who became President of the United ...

Official Internet Access Stats Are Grim, But the Real Picture is Grimmer

Jeh Kazimi | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Jeh Kazimi

The sad reality is that digital isolation affects many more than 7 million adults. Two years ago, if you asked my mum (who is in her 70s) if she was online, she would have answered yes - because she had a computer and she'd used the internet. But I can assure you she wasn't because, at that time, she needed me to sit beside her just to make a Skype call.

Dear Internet, I'm Just Going For A Walk. I May Be Some Time.

Bidisha | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

At the end of 2013 I will be stepping away from blogging until June 2016, by which time I'm sure blogging will be obsolete. It feels excellent to discard a cultural practice which sounds and has begun to feel like a combination of bragging, slogging, slobbing, blabbing, blubbing, gobbing, gagging, dragging and blagging.

Poor Web Education is Leaving Millions Out of Pocket

Marie-Louise Abretti | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK Tech
Marie-Louise Abretti

While access to the internet is one thing - the government is working to grant 90% of premises across the UK with broadband speeds of at least 2Mbps - education has been overlooked. We need better education so that consumers know about these costs and can make an informed decision.

Support to Young People Is at Risk

Gareth Milner | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Gareth Milner

Whilst the internet may seem to some like a dark pit of debauchery, the internet can and is used by young people to gain access to support on some extremely personal and sensitive matters. Government proposals to create compulsory control filters on the internet is a step in the wrong direction.

How the World Wide Web Was Almost Lost

Andrew Smith | Posted 31.08.2013 | UK Tech
Andrew Smith

Take the internet. As we surf a medium which has no CEO or proprietor, is chaotic and infuriating and yet gathers the world's knowledge for no better reason than that it can be gathered, we seldom stop to wonder how different things might have been.

Online Parenting

Vicki Shotbolt | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Shotbolt

We've looked at the research about online risks taking the Tanya Byron model created by her in 2008, and mapped that against the parenting response needed to mitigate those risks. Promoting an approach that includes talking to children, setting appropriate boundaries, letting them take managed risks and when it's appropriate using tools and software to back up parents' decisions.

Excessive Screen Use, A 'First World' Problem?

Stephen Carrick-Davies | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Carrick-Davies

This week a friend of mine and I launch a simple initiative called Screen Less Week, a resource for schools to help children and families recalibrate their reliance on screens, if only for one week.

Life Ain't Easy for a Boy Named Kim

Nick Abbot | Posted 17.05.2013 | UK Comedy
Nick Abbot

The evil imperialist American dogs cut off North Korea's internet feed this week. Or it could have been someone at Kim Jong-un's place accidentally kicked the plug out of the wall that links them to their dial-up connection.

An Evolution in Internet Use

Dr Rachel O'Connell | Posted 25.12.2012 | UK Tech
Dr Rachel O'Connell

What is required is a more holistic and balanced approach to educating families as to how to support young children in their use of the Internet.

Sarah Dean

The Internet At RockNess: Are They As Badass As Odd Future? | Sarah Dean | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK Entertainment

"It's more personal, we don't take ourselves too seriously on stage," says Syd Tha Kid from music duo The Internet, a spin-off of LA hip-hop collectiv...

New Cookie Legislation Mean Sites Ask Before They Monitor You

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 25.07.2012 | UK Tech

Have you seen weird messages popping up on your favourite websites today? From today, new legislation in the UK means websites must ask you before ...

4G Internet: Will It Revolutionise The Internet?

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 25.05.2012 | UK Tech

The introduction of 4G internet could result in the safeguarding of thousands of jobs, £5.5 billion investment in the UK and could save workers 37 mi...

Microsoft, The New Social Network Powered By Bing

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK Tech

They brought us the first popular free email service in Hotmail. Now Microsoft is playing catch up to Facebook, opening up its social network to...

People Turn To The Web For Revenge

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.07.2012 | UK Tech

More than half of the UK population claim to be contemplating revenge and social networks are the preferred platform for getting even, new research ha...

100 Years Of Innovation: The Internet

Posted 05.06.2012 | UK Tech

Think about how much time you spend on the internet every day. You make up one third of the world’s population that now browses the web, be it for w...

Ten Things You Might Not Know About Facebook

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 17.07.2012 | UK Tech

Manchester residents are 9% more likely than the average UK web users to visit Facebook in a given month. 500 million hours are spent on Facebook ...