30 April 2012

Collective Nouns


Collective nouns are one of my favourite quirks of the English Language.  It's a noun that while singular in form, refers to a group of things,…

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26 April 2012

The 'Girls Around Me' app


The recent furore over the ‘Girls Around Me’ smartphone app illustrates the increasing  ease with which our movements can be tracked.

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6 March 2012

Can you Google ‘privacy’ please?


There has been a lot of coverage recently regarding Google’s new privacy policy. The company will now have access to more data regarding the searches…

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15 February 2012

Now YaCy it!


Google dominates the search market. Bing has made an impression and Yahoo still has a loyal following, but Google is king, especially in the West.

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24 January 2012

Predictions for 2012


Changes in technology and their impact on the world have been relentless over the last few years, and 2012 doesn’t look to be any different. Below is…

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13 December 2011

How much Klout do you have?


One website that has been getting quite a bit of press coverage recently is Klout. This is a new service that attempts to measure online influence by…

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8 November 2011

Power of the Password


The recent News of the World phone hacking scandal illustrated how easy it can be to access poorly protected information. The investigators who…

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6 October 2011

Cyber snooping by employers


The internet has led to an increasing clash between personal and professional lives.

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6 September 2011

Copyright reform


Many of us have been ripping our CDs and DVDs for years. When de-cluttering my previous home in preparation for putting it on the market, I decided…

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4 August 2011

Viral marketing and Unions


Viral marketing is a way of using existing social networks to reach an audience for campaigns and advertising on the internet. The idea is that, if…

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