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You don’t have free rein to make a fool of yourself on the web

Posted on May 24, 2016

Earlier this year, I wrote an article defending satire on social media, arguing that sites like Facebook are often a little too trigger happy in removing posts and ‘unpublishing’ pages. That’s not to say that there should be no boundaries you’re expected to adhere to when using social media and the wider internet, and today’s blog is aimed at (more…)

Posted by John Murray

How the internet has changed the way companies name themselves

Posted on April 18, 2016

If you lived through the ‘80s and ‘90s, you’ll remember that the first reference point if you wanted to find a local business was the phone book or Yellow Pages. This was a big, weighty doorstop of a directory that was so large, the deliverer had to actually call at your door and hand it to you, as it wouldn’t (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Search engines don’t exist, says EU

Posted on April 8, 2016

With just over two months to go until Brits head to the polling stations to vote on the UK’s membership of the European Union, people sitting on either side of the debate have been given further fat to chew with a recent EU revelation – that Google, Bing, Yahoo and DuckDuckGo are all not search engines.

In fact, according to (more…)

Posted by John Murray

What would happen if we printed the internet?

Posted on March 29, 2016

Those of us who went to school in the 1990s may remember Microsoft Encarta, which was essentially an enormous encyclopaedia with tens of thousands of entries, all condensed into one computer programme. Pre-internet, it was the go-to place to research your homework, or just look up rude body parts and laugh at the fact that there was a (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Three subjects the internet can teach you better than school can

Posted on March 8, 2016

With many young people taking part in work experience at this otherwise nondescript time of year on the academic calendar, it’s taken me back to my days of exams, uniforms, assemblies and detentions, and made me wonder whether schools have kept pace with the changing environment in which we live.

My school life (including sixth form college) spanned from (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Child-friendly search engine launched

Posted on March 3, 2016

A new search engine powered by Google Safe Search has recently been launched aimed specifically for children.

The internet can often be (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Britain’s broadband speeds hindering business, says IoD

Posted on March 1, 2016

A group of business leaders have recently challenged the government over broadband speeds, stating that the UK is lagging behind other European countries.

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has recently published a report that appeals for a more ambitious approach to rolling out fibre optic cables across the country.

The paper calls for the government to provide both businesses and households with internet access that reaches speeds of ten Gbps (Gigabits per second) by the year 2030. The current government targets for this is to provide speeds of ten megabits per second by 2020, which is 1,000 times slower than (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Internet may have to be rationed, warn scientists

Posted on May 11, 2015

The amount of power it takes to fuel an increasingly digitised society could soon lead to nationwide broadband rationing, according to the findings of a recent report.

Released by the Royal Society, the study points out (more…)

Posted by Richard Bell
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