Is the internet bringing us together or driving us apart?

Posted on April 25, 2018

Two recent studies have come to very different conclusions about what the internet is doing to our happiness levels, wellbeing and relationships with one another.

The secret to happiness?

Norwegian researchers at the University of Oslo recently found that daily use of the internet can help keep us happy. In a study of over 100,000 people from (more…)

Posted by John Murray

What’s the internet like in North Korea?

Posted on April 18, 2018

A rib-tickling story emerged last week of an internet jokester who managed to direct visitors to a North Korean state-run website to a Twitter page making fun of the country’s leader Kim Jong-un. The piece of mischief was the work of an online tomfool known as Cyber Anakin, who noticed that the site was linking to (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Seven internet and social media words allowed in Scrabble

Posted on April 13, 2018

For lovers of words, the ultimate game is Scrabble, and there’s no better day to play it than today. It’s National Scrabble Day, so forget going out raving or clubbing this Friday night and instead why not grab your rack, shake your sack and have a night on the tiles with a special someone?

Unless you’re (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Google looks to acquire Nokia’s airplane broadband systems

Posted on April 12, 2018

Search giant Google is believed to be in advanced talks with telecommunications firm Nokia about purchasing its airplane broadband business under the Alphabet Inc. umbrella.

The move is a (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Three things you didn’t know about Wales and the internet

Posted on March 1, 2018

St. David’s Day is one of the four national patron saints days celebrated in the British Isles, along with St. George’s Day, St. Andrew’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day. Today, we celebrate the nation of Wales.

With Engage Web being based just a few miles from the Welsh border, and some Welsh blood among our staff, it seems fitting that we (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Should we be using ‘Dr. Google’?

Posted on February 20, 2018

With the winter in the UK being long and various stories coming out about the NHS just not being ready for it, many people who are a bit under the weather might question whether they should be turning elsewhere for advice, but is it a good idea to search for your ailments online?

A 2015 study found that (more…)

Posted by John Murray

More than four billion people now on the internet

Posted on February 1, 2018

A new report has found that 53% of the global population is now online, pushing the total over four billion.

According to the ‘Digital in 2018’ report, compiled by social media scheduling tool Hootsuite and creative company We Are Social, found that 4.021bn people are now able to enjoy an internet connection.

The number of internet users is up by (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Why nothing is important online

Posted on January 16, 2018

With today being Nothing Day, it’s the perfect opportunity to do something that some people might say I do very well – talk about nothing.

But this is a bit different. I don’t mean that I’m going to talk about no specific thing. Instead I’m going to talk specifically about nothing. The concept of nothing, and how (more…)

Posted by John Murray
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