I was reading Paul Johnson’s Brief Lives (yes, I am so old and revisionist), when a friend said that Johnson’s wife, Marigold, had been a Labour candidate in South Bucks in 1974.
It turned out that this was one of those facts that is just on the edge of Googlable knowledge, from which I derive childish [...]
Danny Hillis in a TED talk (video at Mashable) wondered what would happen if “bad and foolish people” sabotaged the internet:
We’re setting ourselves up for a kind of disaster like the [one] we had with the financial system, where we take a system that was basically built on trust — was basically built for a [...]
Joe Bloggs wishes to use a pseudonym on Facebook as he does not want his employer and his tutors to know that he has an account. Or, Jane does not wish to have her Google services merged into one account
Although it’s been around for as long as I can remember, I appreciate that for most adults, cyber bullying is quite a new phenomenon. And something I don’t quite think they’ve grasped yet is how to treat it. Unlike other forms of bullying, its effects often aren’t seen until it gets completely out of hand, and sometimes when it is too late.
It seems not a week goes by without some news story involving Twitter abuse, just last week we had national coverage of a few stupid and offensive tweets sent to British Olympic diver Tom Daley. Now Twitter abuse has claimed another victim as Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton closed her Twitter account as a reaction to abuse sent to her on the social networking site.
Microsoft have previewed a new Metro-styled Hotmail successor in the form of Outlook.com. The brand new email service sees the software giant unify their cloud services ahead of the upcoming Windows 8 launch, but is Outlook any good?
Take two siblings, perhaps one is eight and one is six. The first, let’s call him Rory, slaps his mother hard across the face at the dinner table.
Much has been made of the righteous Channel Four News investigation into online game Habbo Hotel. A Channel Four producer signed up to the site describing herself as an eleven year old, and found that she was being inappropriately approached by people on the site.
Paul Woodward recently hit the headlines for speaking out against parents who allow their children to sign up to Facebook despite being underage, even threatening parents that he will report them to social services. Facebook was also in the news at the weekend as it looks as if the site could remove the current age restriction of 13 and above, potentially opening the social network to millions of children.
A recent study at the Missouri University of Science and Technology found that students were more likely to use the internet, file-share and send emails when they were feeling blue – going as far to say it could be an indicator of depression.
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