22 September 2010

Facebook privacy and the launch of Diaspora

Social networking has been a major part of the rise of ‘Web 2.0’, a phrase coined to represent the move towards greater information sharing and…

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19 August 2010

Climbing frame website launched

Union Learning Reps (ULR) play an increasingly important role in the workplace, and a new tool has been launched to help them – the web based…

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7 July 2010

Gathering around the 'Hearth'

The NUT used to communicate with lay officers across England and Wales via post and phone. The Union saw how this could be improved by utilising…

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4 June 2010

Smartphones; Blackberry, iPhone and the rise of the Android

Increasingly, people are spending more time on their phone checking email than they do making calls. Mobile devices are one of the fastest moving…

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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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