Can content ever be truly original?

Posted on July 13, 2017

In the interests of SEO, readability and copyright laws, it’s important for all the material on your website to be original and (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Three all-American internet facts

Posted on July 4, 2017

Today may be U.S. Independence Day, but one thing Americans can’t live independently from is the internet. It’s without doubt the country most readily associated with being online, with it being the birthplace of .com, and the origin of all the most popular social media sites and search engines used by the Western world today.

In honour of our friends from across the pond, here are three facts about (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Why do people make up nonsense news stories?

Posted on June 30, 2017

In this time where terms like ‘fake news’ and ‘alternative facts’ are being bandied about so regularly, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for people to know what they should believe.

On Wednesday, US President Donald Trump used the term ‘fake news’ on three successive tweets, including one directed at the well-established New York Times. Democrat-favouring broadcaster CNN seems to (more…)

Posted by John Murray

How to make Google searches child-friendly

Posted on June 23, 2017

Anyone who uses the internet has probably, at some point, stumbled upon something they didn’t really want to see. This might have been because they were hanging around in dubious areas of the internet, or it might have happened quite innocently.

There are people who deliberately tag inappropriate images in an inaccurate way, hoping unsuspecting internet users will be (more…)

Posted by John Murray

How to make your searches environmentally friendly

Posted on June 5, 2017

With today being World Environment Day, it’s perhaps companies like ourselves in the digital sector that should ask themselves what they can be doing to be kinder to the planet.

At Engage Web, we certainly play our part. We keep printing to a minimum and turn computers and other applications off when they’re not being used. Some of our staff (more…)

Posted by John Murray

What are the main political parties’ internet pledges?

Posted on June 1, 2017

Among the many factors people look at when deciding who to vote for are the likes of healthcare, education, housing, employment, immigration and welfare. With it being such an important part of our lives, perhaps we should look at what the major parties want to do about the internet too.

With recent data revealing the UK to be (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Who is the typical non-internet user?

Posted on May 24, 2017

How many times today have you used the internet? Did you log onto Facebook this morning? Did you send an email from work? Are you reading this article online now? We’re guessing so, unless someone printed it out and gave it to you!

What if you had never used the web at all? It’s probably hard to imagine, but there are still (more…)

Posted by John Murray

How has Iceland got everybody on the internet?

Posted on May 8, 2017

Last week, we looked at the internet in Eritrea, where just 1.1% of the population are internet users due to factors like poverty, oppression and there being just one telecommunications provider.

At the other end of the scale, the most ‘connected’ nation on the planet is another isolated one, although it’s isolated geographically rather than politically. As of December last year, every single (more…)

Posted by John Murray
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