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How to Undermine Your Gender in One Easy Step

Sophie Pope | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie Pope

You know what's cool? Sticking together as a gender and showing our strength through our ability to support and encourage each other. Not bitching each other out by posting a picture on the internet, encouraging outsiders to laugh at the fact that women died so that we have rights.

Dialogue Must Be a Spur to Activism

Joseph Miles | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Joseph Miles

Whiteboards have become the most crucial weapon in the battle for social justice since Tumblr was invented. It has become a fortunately common practice in academic circles to stand in some picturesque part of your university holding a whiteboard with either a pro-social justice claim inscribed thereon, or an example of some unpleasant piece of bigotry hurled your way by some socially unreformed reprobate...

#yourenothelpinganyone: Are "#nomakeup" Selfie's Really Helping Raise Cancer Awareness?

Blaize Henry | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Blaize Henry

For those troubled souls who still do not engage with any social media, I will attempt to provide context on my confusing and/or unreadable title.

Social Media and the Music Industry

Harry Hudson-Taylor | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Harry Hudson-Taylor

It's not unrealistic to say that I can probably track the last ten years of my life in terms of what social network I was most active on; there were 'the Bebo years', then getting a Facebook account and later a Facebook page, to setting up our YouTube channel, and many an evening when I should've been studying for exams instead spent singing to strangers on BlogTV...

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.

Selfies With Homeless People: A Vile New Trend

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK

Welcome to the crummy new depths being plumbed by the "selfie" genre – selfies with homeless people. Yep, just to be clear, that’s selfies wit...

Tumblr Vows To Tackle Self-Harm Content After Talented Teen Commits Suicide

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

Social networking site Tumblr said it was committed to continually improving its ability to act on self-harm content after a talented young teenager c...

Where Can You Escape Your More Popular Friends?

Gareth Price | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Tech
Gareth Price

This 'friendship paradox' was the surprising result of a 1991 study into the properties of social networks. Sociologists have since seen this in evidence in a wide variety of situations. On average, whether it's Facebook, Twitter or sexual partners your friends, followers or partners all have (or have had) more friends, followers or partners than you.

Feminism Isn't For Men Too - In Fact, It's Not For Women Either

Gregor Smith | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gregor Smith

Have you ever read something you think is so outrageously wrong you have to correct it? Well, that feeling overwhelmed me when I read fellow Huffington Post UK blogger Jack Fletcher's post entitled Feminism Is For Men Too. I'm now going to spend the next few hundred words explaining and defending why not agreeing with feminism is not the same as being a misogynist.

How Tumblr Will Change Your Life

Ben Mirza | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech
Ben Mirza

It's not just the big emotional stuff that sets Tumblr apart; it's the simple little life lessons you learn from the various photos, GIF's and notes that appear on your timeline every day. Such as the fact a bottle of Arizona Green Tea makes the perfect prop for a cool photo and fairy lights aren't just for the festive season

Yep, Funeral Selfies Are Actually A Thing

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

"This was a funeral selfie am I going to hell?" one teen trout pout poser asks. Well, we can pretty much categorically answer you here: Yes. Yes you a...

PICTURES: 'Brides Throwing Cats' Replaces Bouquets With Cats

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Comedy

First, there was Sports Balls Replaced With Cats. But now? Now there's the marvellous Brides Throwing Cats. Here are a few of our favourites...

PICS: Librarians' Anonymous Confessions

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK Comedy

Our new favourite Tumblr? Librarian Shaming - 'a place for those of us in libraryland to come clean'. It began with this blog post from the Dracut...

How Tumblr Could Be the New Thing in Political Communications

Gergely Polner | Posted 02.11.2013 | UK Politics
Gergely Polner

Political parties have never had so few members in Britain. To illustrate the sheer scale of change in offline political activism, consider this: in 1951, the combined membership of Labour and Conservatives was above four million, by 2010 it fell below 400,000. One potential platform that remains unknown even by tech-savvy politicians is Tumblr.

Haters Gonna Hate, Trolls Gonna Troll

Tom Ward | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK Tech
Tom Ward

Criticism is great and without it there'd be a lot less motivation for humans to push themselves and keep coming up with better films, better ways of farming, better cars and better air travel, but empty, meaningless remarks don't help anyone. And if the authors of such remarks are being honest, it doesn't help them either.

We Need Education on Porn, Not Censorship

Genevieve Shanahan | Posted 26.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Genevieve Shanahan

Motions to "protect" the innocence of children are alway easy vote-winners. It doesn't matter whether it's effective, ethical or logical, as long as it hits the right buzzwords and appears to be tough on the boogie-men in our closets.

National Security Agency Revelations Reinforce Demise of Private Communications

Gary Hibberd | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK Tech
Gary Hibberd

The NSA's 'Prism' surveillance program allegedly allows it to monitor emails, internet 'chatter' on Skype, AOL, YouTube, FaceBook and Twitter and collect data directly from these servers and other technology companies. The incredulity that America has the ability to monitor what goes on in Cyberspace reveals a basic misunderstanding that online activity can ever be private.

PICS: Smartphones Replaced With Sandwiches

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.05.2013 | UK Comedy

A tip of the hat to Redditor lederhosenbitches - whose name is only surpassed by his/her Photoshopped pictures, in which phones are replaced by sandwi...

Who Uses Tumblr, Who Buys Tumblr

Ehsan Khodarahmi | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK Tech
Ehsan Khodarahmi

One report suggests that 72,000 blogs on Sunday, 19 May 2013, moved fromTumblr to Wordpress in just one hour.

Ugly Renaissance Babies Tumblr Is Best. Thing. Ever.

Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK

Rounding up faces only a mother could love, our new favourite tumblr is Ugly Renaissance Babies. This blog rounds up the most trollish, nightmare-i...

Here's What The All-New Flickr Looks Like...

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 21.07.2013 | UK Tech

Fresh from unveiling the $1.1 billion deal to buy Tumblr, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has made another huge announcement - the relaunch of Flickr. The ...

Yahoo Will Learn To Live With Tumblr's Massive Porn Archive

Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.07.2013 | UK Tech

Yahoo just paid $1.1 billion for the blogging network Tumblr. Which is sort of a problem, because - among all the cats, GIFs and inspirational posters...

Yahoo Buys Tumblr For $1.1 Billion

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 20.07.2013 | UK Tech

Yahoo has confirmed that it has purchased Tumblr for more than $1 billion. The internet giant said it paid around $1.1 billion in cash for the micr...

Boston Bombings Suspect's Army Of Teenage Fans Insist He's 'Too Beautiful To Be A Terrorist'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK

An online movement calling to free Boston bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is gathering pace – thanks to an army of teenage girls who believe he i...

Are We Blogging Original?

Rick Holland | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK Tech
Rick Holland

The close down of Posterous was a sad moment for me. In as much as it seemed to officially mark the end of what had felt like a brave new approach - I'm not sure to what but certainly new - in an instant world of publishing to large audiences that seemed to hold powerful potential in the right hands.