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What do you get if you Google the most common English words?

Posted on July 24, 2019

If you run a business, you probably get regular annoying emails from questionable companies claiming to provide search engine optimisation services. A common claim these chancers make is that they can get you on the “first page of Google”. In truth, they probably can, but the question is – what search term will it be for?

For example, I could (more…)

Posted by John Murray

UK still languishing in broadband speed rankings

Posted on July 3, 2019

The yearly Worldwide Broadband Speed League has been released by Cable, and it’s another disappointing showing from the UK, which finds itself in the bottom third of EU nations.

The mean download speed in the UK has increased over the last year from 18.57 to 22.37 megabits per second (Mbps), but this only moves it up to (more…)

Posted by John Murray

More than 23 million accounts use same obvious password

Posted on April 25, 2019

Protecting your online accounts with a password that can be easily guessed is like having a front door that can be unlocked with a lollipop stick. You’re basically just hoping that nobody will be rude or nosy enough to open it, but even the laziest of intruders will be happy to accept the invitation.

Still, it seems (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Three costly typos in the news in recent weeks

Posted on April 8, 2019

There’s a school of thought that spelling and grammar are not overly important as long as the meaning of what’s being said is clear. The problem is that seemingly small errors can completely change the meaning of a sentence, and result in serious repercussions in terms of both finance and credibility.

Just within the last month, three (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Has the EU just destroyed the internet?

Posted on April 4, 2019

While this headline may seem a little sensationalist, I assure you it’s not.

New laws have been passed within (more…)

Posted by Darren Jamieson

Internet founder speaks out on web’s 30th birthday

Posted on March 12, 2019

Tim Berners-Lee, the Director of the World Wide Web Consortium, has penned an open letter and given an exclusive interview with the BBC, sharing both positive and negative thoughts about where the internet stands 30 years on from its inception.

Credited with proposing the idea of the internet in 1989, Berners-Lee says in his letter that the web has done (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Survey ranks UK’s supermarkets from best to worst for online shopping

Posted on February 26, 2019

Statistics show that the UK is a nation that loves to shop, and more and more Brits are choosing to ditch wheeling their trolley around the supermarket and instead order from the comfort of their own home. In 2017, it was revealed that the UK has the most frequent online grocery shoppers in the world and also the ones who spend the most per shop, but where should they be doing it, and where should they avoid?

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Posted by John Murray

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
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