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African fibre optic plans for Facebook

Posted on February 28, 2017

Social media giant Facebook has recently revealed plans that would involve the company laying close to 500 miles of fibre optic cables in Africa to connect more people to the internet.

The Californian company has (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Multi-photo update for Instagram

Posted on February 27, 2017

Popular photo-sharing site Instagram has recently rolled out a new feature that allows users to upload multiple photos to a single post, taking away the hard choice some users face about which photo they need to (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

What’s your earliest internet memory?

Posted on February 24, 2017

Using the internet today is almost a reflex action and something we do without actually thinking about it. Depending on when you were born though, you might remember a time when going onto the internet required a special effort, and was something you only did (or were allowed to do) at certain times of the day, when dial-up connection charges were off-peak.

I first used the internet in (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Arguing on Facebook: is it worth it?

Posted on February 23, 2017

The internet is an odd medium in the sense that it allows anybody to air their opinions, without the fear of face-to-face confrontation or reprisals. Where once you would have risked getting punched or, at the very least, being given a (more…)

Posted by Darren Jamieson

When will everybody be on the internet?

Posted on February 22, 2017

In the developed world, the internet is something the vast majority of us use every day, but how far away are we from a world where everybody at least has access to an internet connection?

A report called ‘The Internet is For Everyone’ gives an interesting insight into how experts saw the future of the internet back in April 1999. Some of it is impressively accurate, like (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Facebook tests new social linking buttons

Posted on February 21, 2017

Social networking giant Facebook is currently testing out a new feature that would allow users to link their Facebook accounts to a range of other social media platforms.

It would appear that the site has (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Boost for Google’s Project Loon sees it closer to lift-off

Posted on February 20, 2017

Researchers involved with Google’s Project Loon have said that a recent breakthrough in research has led the company to being “years closer” to being able to realising the ultimate goal in its project by rolling out a series of balloons to (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Three annoying things Facebook does, and how to stop them

Posted on February 17, 2017

Yesterday, we wrote about Facebook’s latest plan to make videos on your news feed auto-play with sound. It’s a move that Facebook claims offers internet users what they have “come to expect” when they watch a video online, but do you agree?

Personally, I find auto-playing videos hugely irritating, with or without sound. My way of seeing it is (more…)

Posted by John Murray
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