What's Next For The World Wide Web?

Jon Lucas | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Tech
Jon Lucas

As an invention, the web is stunningly successful. Almost half the world's population use it, and far more people now have access to it than those who don't. In little more than a generation, we've seen the first website joined by over four billion others to become one of the most important, widely used information and knowledge tools ever created.

Wasn't The Internet Meant To Make The World Flatter?

Nick Lambert | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Tech
Nick Lambert

When Thomas Friedman wrote his book The World Is Flat in 2005, it was heralded as a seminal work on the impact that globalisation would have on us all. The Internet was supposed to play a huge part in this and with Facebook a year old we began to believe in a very different future.

Connecting the Next Billion and Beyond - Powering Equal Internet Access for All

Katharina Borchert | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Tech
Katharina Borchert

Today, more than four billion people remain unconnected to the web, according to the World Economic Forum. One of the biggest challenges of our time is to connect the unconnected, making Internet access and use a realistic possibility for all, regardless of gender, income or geography.

9 Amazing Things The Internet Has Given Us

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK Tech

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the internet: the day the public gained access to the World Wide Web. Known as ‘Internaut Day’, it was on 23 A...

Why Do We Want 'The Web We Want'?

Russell Haworth | Posted 26.06.2016 | UK Tech
Russell Haworth

This is a key time for the internet, and for the World Wide Web that offers its most popular method of navigation... We have the opportunity to reconfirm and solidify the web's founding principles of openness, accessibility and global information sharing. A Digital Magna Carta is a good place to start.

Rights for the Digital Teenager

Dr Richard Graham | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Tech
Dr Richard Graham

Yet managing risks for adolescents is hardly a new state of affairs. Anna Freud noted that it was very difficult for us to help teenagers, partly because of our wish to forget our own painful embarrassments that are an inevitable part of those years.

Enforcing your Rights on the Internet - How do you Choose Where to Sue?

Andrew Tibber | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Tech
Andrew Tibber

So if you, as a national of one EU state, become aware that a website of another EU state is shamelessly using and abusing your work, where can you take legal action to make them stop?

Anti-Screen Scraping Ts and Cs Can Be Effective, Rules European Court

Andrew Tibber | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Tech
Andrew Tibber

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that website terms and conditions prohibiting the wholesale extraction of data - aka screen-scraping - can be enforceable.

The Internet Is A 'Basic Human Right' Says Web Inventor

PA | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Tech

The web is a less free and open place than ever, its inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee has said. Speaking at the launch of a report looking into the soc...

Have A Beard? Like A Beard? Bristlr Is The Dating Site For You

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Do you have a beard or like dating men that have beards? Well, you're in luck. Bristlr is a dating site exclusively for people with facial hair ...

It's the Next Big Tech Development - Are You Ready for the Internet of Things?

Wayne Beynon | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Tech
Wayne Beynon

Take a look around you now, how many devices are connected to the Internet? For starters there is the one you're reading this article on, be it a laptop, phone, or tablet computer. But what about the other electrical appliances around your home, such as your oven or your washing machine?

Satellite Broadband Finally Opens Up the Internet to Me

Mark Wilson | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Wilson

A few weeks ago I complained bitterly about my atrocious internet connection. The impact of a deathly slow and unnervingly unstable connection is hard to overstate. Tension and frustration chez Wilson reached boiling point.

Citizen Empowerment: New Technology Gives a Voice to the Voiceless

Loren Treisman | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Tech
Loren Treisman

While technology is not a panacea for social problems, it has the potential to connect citizens to information on the laws and people that govern them at a lower cost and larger scale than ever before and to make all voices count.

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.

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

Marie-Louise Abretti | Posted 30.04.2014 | 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 Hewitt | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Tech
Paul Hewitt

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.