Tag : internet

Comment | We need Internet activism

4 years ago / 0 comments

Internet activism gets a bad rap, in general. It is accused of being impersonal, of allowing people to simply click ‘like’, and then stop caring. However, I think this is far too cynical a view. With the right attitude, the Internet can be an invaluable resource for educating yourself about … Read More

Science | The Internet and why we can't read good

4 years ago / 0 comments

It may be the font of all knowledge but the internet’s front men: Twitter, BuzzFeed and Facebook, are destroying the cognitive centres of our brain. The demand to absorb the wealth of updates, retweets and adverts is causing our deep reading centres to become redundant. So I’ll keep it terse. … Read More

Features | Facebook – Yay or Nay?

5 years ago / 0 comments

Whether you love or loathe it, you probably have Facebook. Though connecting millions of people and a tool for activism, it’s often a platform for vanity and hate. Does it make our lives better or worse?   Yay Facebook, a mystical land of narcissists, selfies and pointless status updates – … Read More

Science | Are we wired to be internet addicts?

5 years ago / 0 comments

Like a heroin addiction, the internet is offering new hits. There is increasing prevalence of individuals becoming ‘web-surfing’ addicts, in a condition concretely termed ‘internet addiction disorder’. Researchers have pinpointed the symptomatic formation of excess white matter in the brains of sufferers. As a result, real life is devalued and … Read More

Blogs | Essential Tech Products For Students

5 years ago / 0 comments

Students, often sporting flash phones and computers, are known to be in tune with current tech. But many students are missing out on some products and services that will help in some aspects of student life. As a huge fan of all aspects of technology, I like to use tech … Read More

An Internet Hero?

6 years ago / 0 comments

The ‘gifted’ internet programmer Aaron Swartz, committed suicide on the January 11 in his New York flat, after he was sentenced 35 years of prison and $1 million fine in 2011. Swartz was one of the founders of the popular website, Reddit but, among many illegal things he did, he … Read More

Virgin Media still failing

6 years ago / 0 comments

Virgin Media is still failing to meet students’ needs, a survey by Leeds Student has found. With internet speeds “nowhere near as fast as advertised”, more than half of students asked claimed that the internet provider was not meeting their requirements, particularly at peak times. Some complained of drastic slow … Read More