This month, we are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web (WWW), an information management system which, essentially, collates and links to all webpages in the world. As the BBC Bitesize website helpfully reminds us, the WWW is different from the Internet, which is the actual physical network of computers. A colleague and I … Continue reading The early days of digital marketing #Web30
What would you miss without your mobile phone?
Sometime ago this picture of a modified Maslow’s pyramid of needs was doing the rounds on Twitter. It was meant to be a joke, but it turns out that it may not be that far off reality. According to research recently published by Ofcom, access to mobile services and access to the Internet are now … Continue reading What would you miss without your mobile phone?
Breaking through the filter bubble with social media
The blog has been very quiet for the past 2-3 weeks because I was travelling. It was a mixture of work and holidays, in the US. I had hoped to keep writing during this period. However, it proved frustratingly difficult to have access to fast, reliable and inexpensive Wi-Fi. In the end, I just gave … Continue reading Breaking through the filter bubble with social media
#followfriday (or #ff) is a tradition started by Micah Baldwin (according to Mashable), whereby you name Twitter user your followers should know about. In addition to naming interesting users on Twitter, I provide a bit of background information on them in here. Enjoy! To celebrate 20 years of making the software required to run a … Continue reading #FollowFriday: @thefirstwebsite
Question the source
I have been humbly reminded of the need to question the source of the information that I act upon. A few days ago I came across an article citing some heart warming statistics about Internet radio and what a key source of income it has become for musical artists. The article reported how Pandora had … Continue reading Question the source