twitter.com/pdjohnson under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content After Manchester: The strength of the city
Even as it coped with the shock, Manchester and its people displayed their strength of character. Caroline Cheetham tells how a Northern city rallied in the streets, and on social media.Read now ❯After Manchester: The strength of the city
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How do we see the internet? Gillian Rose explores why some artists and campaigners think it's important that the internet is made more visible.Read now ❯Seeing the internet
Sarah under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license Why are many African governments wary of social media?
Much as in Europe, governments in Africa are nervous about how social media might influence the population. Charlotte Cross explores an difficult relationship.Read now ❯Why are many African governments wary of social media?
Who's to blame for the rapid spread of fake news in social media site Facebook?Read now ❯Fake news, filter bubbles and Facebook
Unless you live in a cave, your privacy will be affected by digital technology. Jeff Jarvis and Andrew Keen agree on this; the question is how far it's good news...Listen now ❯Privacy in a connected world
Ben Snooks under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content Shape your own STEM BSc with an Open Degree
A flexible BSc that allows you to build your own study route from across science, maths and technology - and beyond.Read more ❯Shape your own STEM BSc with an Open Degree
Quagmire's Photos under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license Taxes and privacy: A tech business reading list
Tax judgements, privacy concerns, wonky algorithms, Labour's digital plans and antitrust worries. OpenLearn brings you a quick guide to a busy day of technology stories.Listen now ❯Taxes and privacy: A tech business reading list
Daniel Miller's study of how Facebook is used in Trinidad raises many questions about whether it can be a community - and about privacy.Read now ❯Friendship on- and off-line: Facebook in Trinidad
Scapegoating Facebook for the murder of Lee Rigby is wrong and is being used for political gains, writes Ray Corrigan.Read now ❯Blaming Facebook for Lee Rigby’s murder is nonsense
Facebook's policy of insisting on real names is causing problems for people who value their privacy. For Ellery Roberts Biddle, the social network is overstepping its boundaries by demanding proof of identity without having proper policies in place to protect its users.Read now ❯How can Facebook decide who you really are?
Theus Falcão on Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license What effect is social media having on the way we mourn global tragedies?
Is the outpouring of grief we see on social media after a terrorist attack or the death of a prominent figure a sincere expression of emotion, or more to do with self-promotion?Read now ❯What effect is social media having on the way we mourn global tragedies?
Lex McKee under CC-BY-NC under Creative-Commons license Paris Attacks: Social media is the villain of the piece, and the hero of the hour
In both the planning and response to the Paris Attacks on November 13th, social media played a role. Two experts explain more.Read now ❯Paris Attacks: Social media is the villain of the piece, and the hero of the hour
By eldh via Flickr under Creative Commons license under Creative-Commons license Riot mapping and social media
The recent riots have shown that verifying sources can be a tricky job. The OU's Tony Hirst asks how can we make effective use of social media as a reliable news channel?Read now ❯Riot mapping and social media
To celebrate the BBC's Make It Digital season, which includes three co-productions with The Open University, we have collated together a wide array of digital delights for you to get stuck into!Take part now ❯Make it Digital
How can we keep our children safe without depriving them of all computers have to offer? Keri Facer explores how computers can be a valuable tool for learning and social interaction.Read now ❯Leisure time: Screen time
The thing at the top? Photographer JD Hancock explains:
Austin, Texas electronic super-scientist Dr. Bleep (aka John-Mike Reed) was kind enough to let me borrow one of his amazing audio/visual creations, a “Thingamagoop 2” to be specific. It lights up, it makes music and sound, it looks fantastic, and all of the knobs and switches actually do stuff. The Thingamagoop 2 is no longer being produced, so I am so grateful that I got to put one in front of my camera!