Five analogue metaphors in the digital world

Posted on January 30, 2019

The web has replaced many objects and processes that were commonplace a couple of decades ago, or at least provided a popular alternative to them. Interestingly though, we continue to pay homage to them in modern-day digital discourse.

For example, it’s still common to hear websites described as ‘webpages’. A site has no physical ‘pages’ to flick through in (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Very last Yellow Pages to trigger spate of woeful websites

Posted on January 23, 2019

Who remembers the Yellow Pages directory being the size of a small family car? With the first issue being distributed to UK homes more than 50 years ago, the business phone book known as Yellow Pages used to be a substantial piece of (more…)

Posted by Darren Jamieson

A review of the online world in 2018

Posted on December 28, 2018

As we enter the final days of 2018, now is a good time to reflect on the past 12 months and the big headlines that shook the (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Three great ways to follow Santa on the internet

Posted on December 24, 2018

While many of us might see Christmas Eve as a chance to do half a day at work and then sneak off to the pub, or perhaps make use of the last few hours of Christmas shopping, one popular and well-known festive frolicker is slogging his way through his busiest day and night of the year.

December 24, as well as (more…)

Posted by John Murray

What are the worst passwords of 2018?

Posted on December 18, 2018

As we are approaching the new year, it is often a good time to reflect on the past 12 months and what we have learned, and in some cases not learned, about our behaviours and actions online.

The annual list of (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Search engines preferred to social media when looking for information

Posted on November 19, 2018

A study has shown that despite the growth of social media over the last decade, the vast majority of people would sooner use a search engine for recommendations and information than turn to the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat.

The survey was orchestrated by Eli Schwarz of SurveyMonkey, and was carried out through SurveyMonkey itself. The results were highlighted in (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Successful Dragons’ Den pitch shows value of online reputation management

Posted on November 15, 2018

As a business owner with interests in a number of different industries, I love to watch business-related TV programs such as Dragons’ Den, The Profit, Shark Tank and even The Apprentice. I find it fascinating to see the mistakes people make (more…)

Posted by Darren Jamieson

Britain’s best and worst online retailers revealed by Which?

Posted on November 14, 2018

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday coming up in the next fortnight, not to mention the seemingly ever-lengthening Christmas shopping season being well underway, a timely piece of research has ranked many of the UK’s e-retail sites from the e-xcellent to the e-mbarrassing.

Which? has conducted a survey that reviewed 117 retail websites, collating feedback from (more…)

Posted by John Murray
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