Book review: Always On by Rory Cellan-Jones

Smartphones haven't just replaced several consumer devices in one, they've also had a profound effect on society, helping to prevent the spread of everything from covid to cancer. Blogger and editor of Where Are We Now? Simon Poulter reviews BBC Technology Editor Rory Cellan-Jones' new book, Always On: Hope and Fear in the Social Smartphone…

Who is most likely to leave social media? US citizens top list, claims study

Image Credit: Frank Gaertner / Shutterstock Social media has become an essential part of our daily lives. And while it has many positive attributes, it can be a very toxic environment at times. This was recently exemplified by retired French footballer Thierry Henry quitting social media due to cyberbullying and racism.…

Top 5 TikTok Workout Trends – should you embrace or avoid?

There are plenty of workout trends and challenges circulating at the moment, many of which are being widely shared on social media site TikTok. You may have even come across some of these viral challenges yourself. However, recent research found that 1 in 4 TikTok fitness influencers are giving the wrong advice. As there seems…
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Increase Your Business’ Efficiency With These 7 Tips

Improving your business’ efficiency can be a challenging task. You have to approach your situation realistically and avoid misjudgments, as these can lead to overworking your employees in pursuit of unrealistic goals. On the other hand, sometimes the smallest changes can substantially impact your employees’ productivity and efficiency. As such, making your business the best…

Taking Your eCommerce Site to the Next Level in 9 Simple Steps

Undeniably, the current pandemic has influenced many aspects of our lives, from the way we interact with others to how we conduct business. The way we shop and buy our supplies is not excluded! Indeed, statistics show that the pandemic has drastically accelerated the eCommerce industry, which has today become one of the most flourishing…

1 in 5 at risk of fraud because of social media oversharing

A fifth of adults have put themselves at ‘significant’ risk of internet fraud by oversharing on social media, according to a study. Birthday dates, names of pets, phone numbers and even their home address are among the personal details most commonly shared by the 2,000 adults polled. But despite this, 29 per cent of adults…

Coronavirus is bringing communities together, claims survey

Coronavirus is bringing communities together – with a quarter of adults saying it has seen them talk to neighbours they previously had no relationship with. A study of 2,000 adults found 64 per cent believe COVID-19 is bringing their neighbourhood closer together in a lot of ways. Many are now carrying out acts of kindness…

Social media negatively affected body image for one in three Brits

A study of 2,000 adults has found that one third think social media has negatively affected their body image. Social media has even altered the way women perceive their figures, with one in eight women refusing to EVER post a candid photo and more than a quarter admitting they can’t help but compare themselves to…

Parents make up baby names for unique social media identity

New parents are giving their babies ‘made-up’ names such as Wrenlow, Maevery, Elisobelle and Jaspin just so they can have a unique social media identity. According to a survey of 1,772 parents, seven per cent have already chosen a unique name for their child, while a further two thirds (65 per cent) would consider it.…

Ofcom report reveals online concerns, rise of girl gamer

More parents than ever feel their children’s online use now carries more risks than benefits, according to a new Ofcom report which also reveals the rise of the girl gamer. Parents and carers are becoming more likely to trust their children with greater digital independence at a younger age. But far fewer believe the benefits…