Seven Ways Tech Is Changing Journalism and News Consumption

Damian Radcliffe | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Tech
Damian Radcliffe

According to research from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford, social media is used each week by more than half (51%) of online news consumers to find, discuss and share, news content.

The Sheer Amount of Racism on Social Media Is Exhausting

Rhammel Afflick | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Rhammel Afflick

What we really need is for social giants like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to take a real stake in fostering a culture change. I'm talking about something that's developed by and for black people because I'm bored of calling people out and feeling alone. It's emotionally distressing and it's time we had some progressive backing.

People With Disabilities, Transgendered Identities and Women Still Fair Game for Hate Speech Online

Dr. Alexander Brown | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK
Dr. Alexander Brown

UK incitement to hatred law offers similarly piecemeal protections, covering only race, religion, and sexual orientation.

TV VS YOUTUBE - What's Best For Business?

Martin Sadofski | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Martin Sadofski

We are living in a golden age of TV. We are watching more and more great shows from an ever increasing array of new challengers to the traditional broadcasters. But beyond Netflix and Amazon we are seeing innovative brands becoming the publishers of great original content.

If You Want More Followers Online But Can't Seem to Get Them, This Article May Explain Why

Cassandra Lee Yieng | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Cassandra Lee Yieng

If you've ever sat up in bed wondering why you're not as popular as someone else online, why someone younger has more followers/friends/connections/su...

YouTuber's £260,000 Supercar Seen Mangled After Smash

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A popular YouTuber has been left with a potential bill of thousands of pounds, after one of his luxury rental cars was driven into a brick wall. Motor...

Keeping Fit, Eating Chips and Naughty Bits

Charlotte de Carle | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte de Carle

The last few months have been pretty manic, so apologies for my lack of posting but I have been filming an exciting new show called "Around the world ...

John Oliver Gives YouTube Conspiracy Videos A Hammering

The Huffington Post | Paul Vale | Posted 28.03.2016 | UK

Do you believe the moon landings were faked in order to gain a propaganda victory for the Americans during the Cold War? Are you sure the US governmen...

Tinder: My Right Hand Master Procrastinator

Sasha Govor | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sasha Govor

My name is Sasha and I'm a procrastinator. That's right, a self-diagnosed, self-confessed time wasting expert with a diary full of back-to-back procrastination meetings. I gave up on eating lunch today as it was a distraction from the amount of procrastination I had to get done.

Guy Casually Solves Three Rubik's Cubes While Juggling. Internet Doesn't Believe Him

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Tech

A man, who calls himself Rubocubo, is making the Internet feel inadequate after appearing to solve three Rubik's cubes while juggling all of them. Yes...

Man Illegally Flies Drone To 11,000 Feet, Puts Evidence On YouTube

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK Tech

Do NOT try this at home. An enthusiast has flown an off-the-shelf drone to over 2 miles above the Earth's surface while capturing the entire flight on...

Hey Guys - Are Let's Plays Stupid?

Daniel Williams | Posted 04.03.2016 | UK Tech
Daniel Williams

When fogeys call us stupid, we should just say, Yes, you're right, it is stupid (and also ask if fogeys themselves are doing better things), but it makes us feel good to play and watch them. Now go away because I'm trying to watch so-and-so finish this level.

How YouTube Has Changed the Entertainment Industry

Chloe Kenyon | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK Tech
Chloe Kenyon

YouTube was founded by three former PayPal employees in 2005, after they saw a gap in the market for a video sharing website. In 2006, YouTube was bou...

Where's the Fair Use?

Mat Greenfield | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Tech
Mat Greenfield

Online video has proven to be one of the Internet's most disruptive frontier's, shaking the ground beneath the feet of Hollywood and television more than any other. It's taken the power of publicity away from marketing execs and carefully-controlled promotional work and allowed honest opinions to be heard.

Making YouTube Safe for Your Child

Lucy Gill | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Parents
Lucy Gill

It's been a wonderful week or so surrounding Safer Internet Day (Tues Feb 9th). I've had great fun presenting talks related to this subject from digital parenting to apps and coding and particularly enjoyed listening to parents and the specifics of their digital struggles at home.

You Don't Need to Be Middle Class to Be a Beauty Blogger, But It Helps

Louise Kennedy | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Style
Louise Kennedy

Bella sets her camera up on a tripod, making sure to position it in front of a window to get the most light. She checks herself in the camera screen, brushes her hair behind her ears, and takes a deep breath.

This Kid's Hilarious Guitar Hero Video Sums Up YouTube's Copyright Nightmare

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Tech

A kid has perfectly summed up the copyright problems surrounding YouTube after uploading his own unique version of 'Bark At The Moon' played on Guitar...

Teens 'More Likely To Drink And Smoke' Because Of YouTube, Researchers Warn

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Parents

Teenagers are being "heavily exposed" to content featuring alcohol and tobacco in YouTube music videos, new research suggests. Researchers stated t...

Twitter Reacts To GQ's Criticism Of Zoella's Boyfriend Alfie Deyes' Fashion Sense

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Style

What's one of the most embarrassing things that could happen to the boyfriend of Britain's most popular fashion and beauty vloggers? Getting named ...

People Caught On Camera Calling Breastfeeding Mum 'Disgusting'

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Parents

Public opinion may have shifted to be more in favour of a woman's right to breastfeed in public, as proven by a recent social experiment that saw memb...

Pranksters Give Me Sleepless Nights

Olivia Jones | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Comedy
Olivia Jones

I actually think pranks are quite a lame form of entertainment. There are a few internet stars whom I loath for their apparent success (via click of likes) for doing something as shitty as sticking a chilli pepper up their brother's arse whilst he sleeps. JUST BECAUSE HE'S YOUR BROTHER DOESNT MEAN HE SHOULDN'T PRESS CHARGES.

Spreading Support and Positivity With #GIRLLOVE This 2016

Hollie Stokes | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Hollie Stokes

Twenty-fifteen will be remembered for many positive things but unfortunately, for many in the internet world, the last twelve months will be looked back on as the year of negativity. With so much hostility floating around the v/blogger sphere, isn't it about time we began practicing what we preach?

What Are Trigger Warnings?

Matt Streuli | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Matt Streuli

Should we campaign for the wider use of Trigger warnings as it would benefit everyone - not just those with a mental health problem? I hope that by openly discussing these points with you, we can together fight the stigma.

Watch This Kid Prank His Dad Back After Eight Year Xbox Grudge

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK

When this 16-year-old was pranked by his dad on Christmas Day, he never let him forget it. Eight years later and he decided to take sweet revenge, ...

No One Can Agree If This 'Bomb Scare Prank' Is Hilarious Or Just Plain Racist

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK

A 'bomb scare' prank featuring a man dressed in Arab clothing dropping a rucksack in various locations, is dividing the internet as people can't decid...