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A Serious Spate of Security Concerns?

25.7.2006 by Mother Superior

The technology headlines are dominated this week by security issues. Specifically in the UK, the government has produced guidelines to educate on the issue of cyber-bullying while globally the latest Sophos report reveals that Asian spammers are more now prevalent…

Blessed be the Blog

21.7.2006 by Chris N

A while ago the Web was in the grip of robots. Take two of the classic web searches (no, not those two, this is a family blog) - consumer electronics and celebrities. I'd be searching for a USB powered keyboard…

Believing the Skype

17.7.2006 by Chris N

Much to my relief and much like Pink, I'm not dead. Good day once more, UKFast blog fans. Voice over IP, or VOIP, is quickly gaining popularity. I have my ridiculous Captain Scarlet-style headset waiting at home, in order to…

Will PR Need Journalists in 5 Years Time?

11.7.2006 by Mother Superior

An interesting question came up last week at the CIPR Northern Conference in Leeds. Julia Hobsbawn had just been talking about how new media has changed the landscape in terms of reporting news and the rise of the columnist within…

New Media is the Way Forward for PR

10.7.2006 by Mother Superior

The CIPR Northern conference last Thursday was full of great speakers and new ideas for the PR community - and the most resounding gong was for blogging and the new media techniques. The new media in this case is the…

Suing the Internet

4.7.2006 by Mother Superior

Have a look at some of the big stories about the Internet so far this week. Here are a few headlines and links: Rank outsider sues Google over zero score Music industry to sue Yahoo China UK lawsuit proceeds against…

How Should the Internet be Run?

3.7.2006 by Mother Superior

With the US reviewing the role of ICANN at the end of July, it seems we all have a very small window of opportunity to have our own say on who should run the Internet and how. Both ICANN and…

Podcasting From the CIPR

29.6.2006 by Mother Superior

I'm starting to look forward to the UKFast podcast from the Northern conference of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations on July 6th. When you think about it - podcasting is a perfect form for this kind of information exchange.…

Television on the Internet

28.6.2006 by Mother Superior

I read an interesting research paper on The Register entitled IPTV/VoD: The fall of content's kingdom this week and have been thinking about it a fair bit. IPTV will almost certainly be the way to watch TV programmes on your…

Unsure About Squidoo

27.6.2006 by Mother Superior

I've taken an interest in the concept of Squidoo. It's an amalgamation of many of the Net's newest ideas. Something of a social networking site, a wiki, a blog community... Users can create a lens, which is a simple web…