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Two thirds of parents admit to ‘snooping’ on children’s online and mobile activity

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One in five parents have been ‘shocked’ by content they have discovered on their children’s emails, texts or Facebook account, a new report has found. The alarmingly high figure emerged amid a study of 2,000 parents of kids aged 10-17, which showed 61% regularly snoop on their kids. It also emerged that one in five [...]


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Posted by Ben Harrow

Small talk is dying – because we spend all our time online

Small talk is officially on the way out – as it’s revealed one in five of us haven’t spoken to a stranger in over six months. A study of 2,000 has shown that a surge in online communication has taken over, with one third of people saying the bulk of their communication now takes place [...]


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Wifi now ‘crucial’ when picking café, bar or restaurant

Wifi is now as important as ‘atmosphere’ in Britain’s pubs, it has been revealed. With technology on the tips of our fingers, many can’t bear the thought of being offline- one in seven insist Wifi access is now ‘crucial’ for them to even consider entering a café, bar or restaurant. The effect of wireless internet [...]


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Glued to the Screen- two thirds ‘need’ the internet to function

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Almost two thirds of people now admit they ‘need’ the internet to function in everyday life, according to new research. The study of 2,000 people has found that, on average, we only go a maximum of 90 minutes during the day without checking Facebook, Twitter or e-mail. Staggeringly, one in ten even admit they don’t [...]


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Men vs. Women online- women spend time shopping, men stick to news or NSFW

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Women are still more likely to go online for Facebook or online shopping- while men lean towards news, Twitter and porn, research has shown. A study of 2,000 people’s internet use compared the online habits of the sexes, and found that men clock up over 19 hours a week online – more than 42 solid [...]


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An hour a day Christmas shopping… at work?

Slightly cheeky ‘multi-tasking’ Brits will conduct much of their Christmas shopping from their desks, research has revealed. On average,  we’re spending at least one hour a day buying and researching gifts for friends and family without even leaving the office. Two thirds of those polled class a bit of Christmas shopping as a break from [...]


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An Interview With Edd Dawson: The ‘Accident’ That Was Broadband.co.uk

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The owner of one of Britain’s biggest price comparison websites, Broadband.co.uk, has revealed to Siteopia and their online business advice blog how ‘an element of luck’ helped him launch the business. Edd Dawson left his job as a software engineer at Derby University in 2004 to join a digital web agency. A couple of years [...]


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Glued to gadgets

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The average Brit will spend over two hours glued to a phone or computer screen this Christmas Day, it emerged yesterday. Nearly half of the 2,000 Brits questioned will check their emails on the big day, while time on Facebook, surfing the web and shopping online will feature heavily amid festivities. Going on iTunes to [...]


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Posted by James Coleman

Online vs. face-to-face

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Negative opinions of people are formed twice as quickly online than in face-to-face meeting, it emerged yesterday. A study found it takes us just five and half minutes after seeing an online profile or photo to form an opinion. But following a face-to-face meeting it can take as long as nine and a half minutes [...]


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