Internet



Error 404: internet not found

2nd March 2021

To tackle digital deprivation, Sophia Smith argues that the university should provide WiFi access for students separated from campus. Like many others I’m currently studying at home, missing my West End flat. The privacy and adultness of it all seems like a distant memory. I’m starting to forget what the reading room looks like, and ...


The delights and dangers of internet communities

13th February 2021

From AOL to Tumblr and now TikTok, internet communities take all forms. Throughout history, people have formed communities based on a common interest – similar jobs, shared culture, or even supporting the same football team. In the age of the Internet, the idea of community has divulged into something virtual and can now span continents ...


Paypal joins the Bitcoin market

28th November 2020

Paypal’s venture into cryptocurrencies could introduce many of us into this virtual world of money. Bitcoin is an innovative form of cryptocurrency that arose to address economic problems related to centralised currency. Because Bitcoin is not a physical form of currency, it can be a little daunting, but it’s quite simple.  As the first form ...


TikTok: it’s time to protect users

24th October 2020

Michael Wright compares the toxic side of Tumblr to the appearance of similar tropes on TikTok.  Content Warning: Contains references to suicide, self-harm, and eating disorders.  It’s likely that you’ve heard about TikTok; but what exactly is TikTok? The answer is not as simple as it may seem. If you google it, you’ll read that ...


The internet… underwater?

22nd October 2020

Many are unaware of the environmental issues data centres create but placing them underwater may just be the solution. Water-cooled computers are nothing new to your friendly neighbourhood techy, but Microsoft has gone one step further with their Project Natick which entered its final phase this July. Two years ago, Microsoft sank a 40-foot-long cylinder ...