6 May 2010

Google News, Bing and Wolfram Alpha


The web is huge, and it’s growing all the time. There’s a lot of useful information out there, as well as a lot of junk. But how can you find what…

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8 April 2010

The General Election and online campaigning


The increasing importance of the media has been a feature of recent general elections. This next election is no exception, but one thing that has…

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10 March 2010

A look at data.gov.uk


In January, the government launched a new website aimed at making government information more accessible across the web. Inspired by a similar US…

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21 February 2010

The Prospect library


When unions first started using the web, documents such as magazines, newsletters and circulars were loaded onto union websites, usually on an ad hoc…

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14 February 2010

Union Island closes down


This week Union Island closed down. If you’re wondering what Union Island was, it existed in the online virtual world called Second Life.

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