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Web for Everyone Launches Campaign to Fight Internet Inequality

Freya Bromley | Posted 10.03.2014 | 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.

Virgin Offers Home Broadband Speeds of 152 Mbps But Rural Britain Languishes in Slow Lane

Marie-Louise Abretti | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Tech
Marie-Louise Abretti

British households increasingly crave broadband connections that can cope with their huge demand for the web at peak times of day, when everyone's at home and trying to stream their favourite TV shows, download films for the next day's commute, surf the internet for homework, or Skype friends and family.

Facebook's 10th Birthday: Will You Be Celebrating?

Jessica Brown | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Tech
Jessica Brown

I gave Facebook my golden years, but what has Facebook ever given me? It has facilitated a lazy approach to keeping in contact with people. Who wants a thoughtfully-written postcard when they can just pop open a message? It has normalised nosiness. It has led my being constantly reminded of those I don't keep in contact with anymore but can't quite bring myself to 'unfriend'.

What Happens When You Believe That Anything Is Possible?

Max De Lucia | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Max De Lucia

I have always believed that anything is possible and that if you really want something, you'll find a way to make it happen. It's this very belief that made me think it would be a good idea to attempt to get around the world in 14 days.

It's Alive! Taming the Monster on the Journey to the Mobile Web

Dan Weisbeck | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Tech
Dan Weisbeck

I get to talk to many companies around the world, from many different industries about how to build a compelling and manageable mobile website strategy. Many today still struggle to grasp the potential risks to their business that stem from getting the mobile web wrong.

The UK's First WebFest: A Lesson to Modern Filmmakers

Elliott Grove | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Elliott Grove

With web series going mainstream and hype around Netflix's successes at a high, the timing of Raindance's WebFest this year couldn't be better for new filmmakers trying to break into the online industry.

Mark Zuckerberg Aims To Get World Online

PA | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK Tech

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has vowed to make internet access available around the globe by launching a new initiative to make getting online mor...

Whatever Is This?

Paul Guest | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Tech
Paul Guest

One soggy afternoon in January when I had nothing to do, an unfortunately usual occurrence, I started to trawl the Internet for something to busy myself with. A few half-witted articles and a lot of porn later, I very much stumbled upon a web series entitled 'The Outs'. It was free. And I began to watch.

Could Twitter's Verified Accounts Be the Answer to Stopping Tweet Threats?

Mark Wilson | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Tech
Mark Wilson

Perhaps Twitter should consider looking at verified accounts in a completely different way... maybe it should be a compulsory part of signing up for an account. If you've handed over government issued identification papers during sign-up (driving license, passport etc) to prove who you are, you're significantly less likely to start sending out death threats - unless you're stupid.

In Praise of Web Anonymity

Sharon O'Dea | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK Tech
Sharon O'Dea

In the two decades since, the web has opened up communication and ideas in ways few dreamed possible. As a tool which enables people to speak freely with others all over the world, putting thousands of information sources at our fingertips, the web has fuelled revolutions and overthrown governments.

The Research Is in: We Spend a Lot of Time Online Just Arsing About

Mark Wilson | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Tech
Mark Wilson

What can be achieved online is staggering. Information about any topic imaginable is available in an instant. Whether you're conducting serious research or just looking to satisfy an idle curiosity, your thirst for knowledge can be sated with a few clicks of the mouse.

On the Futility of Blocking Porn and Torrent Websites

Mark Wilson | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK Tech
Mark Wilson

Ultimately it should be parents who are responsible for how their children use computers and what they access online. This could take the form of physical monitoring of younger children, using control software where necessary, but parents also need to be teaching their offspring about responsible use of the internet.

We Want to Wipe Out Child Porn Online, But Can It Actually Be Policed?

Mark Wilson | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Tech
Mark Wilson

Prime Minister David Cameron is calling on internet companies such as Facebook and Google to do more to tackle online pornography. Google has already offered to invest heavily in cleaning up porn and developing a hashing technique that will make it easier to track images as they spread across the web. But who should be held responsible for content that is deemed unsuitable or illegal?

How Do You Choose the Best Web Hosting?

Daley James Francis | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Tech
Daley James Francis

There are hundreds of web hosting companies out there, and a large number of them promise the world for very little in return. Some of these deals are too good to be true though, and it's important to know how to sniff out the best deals and leave the rubbish ones by the wayside.

Why You Need to Know About the 'Open Web', Now

Shivvy Jervis | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK Tech
Shivvy Jervis

The very first mobile phone call was made (by Motorola engineer Martin Cooper) 40 years ago this April. We've seen this nifty device's value in our lives skyrocket over the past few years, with the smartphone's explosion powering a union of two of the most innovative tech platforms - the internet and mobile communication.

Is It Time to Start Thinking In Terms of 'The Outernet'?

Grant Leboff | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK Tech
Grant Leboff

The 'Outernet' is a concept, a way of thinking. Increasingly, the best companies will be asking themselves, 'how can they merge the digital with the physical in order to create a richer and more engaging experience for their customers?'

Web Oddities

Jay Cowle | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Tech
Jay Cowle

After a particularly poor session on youTube watching interviews with The guy who interviews people who interview people, or more likely a compilation video of people falling over, you'd be forgiven for thinking you have finished the Internet.

If Your Website Is Not Built in Responsive Design, What Are You Waiting For?

Kiyan Foroughi | Posted 09.06.2013 | UK Tech
Kiyan Foroughi

For those of you who don't know, responsive design is a way of designing and coding websites with a fluid layout, so that images and other elements of the site adapt to the screen on which the site is being viewed.

Building The Unobtrusive Web

Richard Neville | Posted 24.03.2013 | UK Tech
Richard Neville

How will we look back at the current phase in our tech evolution? We may see it as the time we were confused about what's important in our immediate environment. Walking around a busy city, we see thousands of people at risk of bumping into things as they peer at online maps, messages and articles.

GIFS: The Next Generation

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 22.12.2012 | UK Tech

For about the last 20 years the GIF has dominated online culture. The little animated files have won fame as the easiest and most hip way to share ...

The Titans of Tech Descend on Dublin for the Web Summit 2012

Charlie O'Connor | Posted 16.12.2012 | UK Tech
Charlie O'Connor

Now Europe's largest technology conference, the Web Summit is bringing together more than 200 leaders of the World's greatest technology companies to engage with over 3000 + attendees for this now-iconic two day event.

Internet Governance: Preserve Freedom, Ensure Development!

Paulo Casaca | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Politics
Paulo Casaca

The internet has been a tremendously effective tool for freedom and development, but that could now unravel should proposals tabled for WCIT come to fruition.

Last Week of The Irish Times Digital Challenge: the Startups Get Ready for the Finale

Dr Johnny Ryan | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK Tech
Dr Johnny Ryan

It is the start of the final week for the startups inside The Irish Times. Later this month the startups will compete for the €50,000 investment pri...

Two Weeks Left in The Irish Times Digital Challenge

Dr Johnny Ryan | Posted 03.11.2012 | UK Tech
Dr Johnny Ryan

It is week six of eight for the startups inside The Irish Times. Each has entered the The Irish Times Digital Challenge in the hope of launching new products and services with the 153 year old news paper, and each hopes to be the winner of the €50,000 convertible loan note prize from DFJ Espirit. However, with two weeks to go, it's getting tough.

The Fifth Week of the Eight Week Startup Experiment inside The Irish Times

Dr Johnny Ryan | Posted 28.10.2012 | UK
Dr Johnny Ryan

It is week five of eight. Things are starting to come together for the startups in The Irish Times Digital Challenge.