On the ‘net


The weird and wonderful world of apps

There are over 2 million combined apps on both Apple’s App Store and Google Play, and they can certainly range from practical to bizarre. Clearly no one person can try them all, and let’s be honest, who would want to? … Continue reading


Gender in tech: Is there such a thing as apps for women?

With the ever growing popularity of smart devices, and the apps that entertain, educate and assist us on a daily basis available on them, studies into the patterns of use have emerged showing how, who, and why we use them. … Continue reading


How social media changed my life (Part 3)

This is the final installment of an earlier series of articles. In Part One I wrote about how, as a child, social media afforded me a degree of freedom and agency I’d never experienced in the ‘real world’. Part Two … Continue reading


Your guide to International Talk Like a Pirate Day

Did you know that Krispy Kreme gives out free doughnuts to people who talk and dress like pirates on September 19th? “What is so special about September 19th?” I hear you say. The question you should be asking is “What be … Continue reading

Internet Troll?

A survival guide to dealing with trolls on the Internet

“It’s been my policy to view the Internet not as an ‘information highway’, but as an electronic asylum filled with babbling loonies.” – Mike Royko Royko, a Pulitzer Prize-winning Chicago journalist, uttered these words some time before his death in … Continue reading