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Who are the most dangerous celebrities to Google, and why?

Posted on September 21, 2017

The showbiz-obsessed cyber-geek might take great enjoyment in tapping away at a keyboard to find out what their favourite stars are up to, but a study has shown that there are some big names whose search results pose more of a risk than others.

Security software company McAfee is aware of how cyber criminals try to (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Anyone can create a ripple on the internet

Posted on September 12, 2017

The fact that almost all of us have tools like search engines and social media at our fingertips means that we all have the power to make a serious impression on the world without even getting off our backsides – a situation that could be argued to be fantastic, frightening or a bit of both.

What’s really brought this home to me over the last week has been (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Should major search engines and social media sites be nationalised?

Posted on September 4, 2017

As time moves on, our definition of what constitutes ‘essential’ services changes. For thousands of years, man lived without such luxuries as electricity, drinking water supplied to their homes, fuel-powered transport and adequate healthcare. Gradually, these services have become ones we class as necessities, and are therefore always hot topics for whether they should be under (more…)

Posted by John Murray

List of most loved brands dominated by tech firms

Posted on August 18, 2017

This week saw the release of the Top 100 Global Brand Love List by social analytics firm NetBase, with one or two surprises in terms of the companies both being taken to hearts, and conspicuous by their absence.

Now in its third year, the survey lists the 100 brands that are most cherished by consumers across the world, and the rundown shows that (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Survey reveals nearly half of UK teens are bullied online

Posted on August 15, 2017

A survey conducted by Opinuim on behalf of Plan International UK, a children’s charity, has indicated that almost half of all teenage girls in the UK have experienced some form of cyberbullying on social media platforms.

The poll collated data from (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Facebook punishes slow-loading mobile pages

Posted on August 7, 2017

Facebook has confirmed that it will bury web pages further into user feeds, depending on how long it takes for them to load from its (more…)

Posted by Mark Glenning

Seven things you didn’t know about emojis

Posted on August 4, 2017

Today sees the UK release of The Emoji Movie – a film described by the New York Times as “nakedly idiotic” and that briefly held a score of 0% on the reviews aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. If that’s not enough, legendary actor Patrick Stewart provides the voice of an animated pile of excrement.

My views on films have been (more…)

Posted by John Murray

SAScon 2017 – back to the present?

Posted on July 26, 2017

The Engage Web team went off to Manchester at the end of last week for another year’s SAScon event. Probably the premier event of its kind in the north of England, the two-day conference gathers speakers from around the world sharing their knowledge and tips from the world of search, analytics and social media.

There was a change of venue this year, with (more…)

Posted by John Murray
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