The online book world is about gathering around a book, or a love of books generally. If publishers want to capitalise on this, they would do well to promote authors who are fans themselves.
Someone, somewhere in government, is spending a considerable amount of time keeping Wikipedia's entries on Scottish football up-to-date.
The security services want social networks like Facebook to be more forthcoming with material posted by users that might indicate a threat to national security. But the root causes of terrorism will never be fixed with data alone.
Cory Doctorow on the singer and performer Amanda Palmer's first book, "a manifesto and a confessional of an artist uniquely suited to her time and place".
The internet comedian is turning retro sexism into a viral phenomenon, and now that he’s been give his own ITV2 show, the message is clear: misogyny is just as mainstream and marketable as ever.
The co-founder of PayPal, Facebook board member and hugely successful venture capitalist is disappointed in the future. He doesn’t think we’re ambitious enough.
Experts predicted that the law would result in fewer than 30 cases a year. Instead, there have been thousands of convictions. The Act is not fit for purpose.
It is important for staff to assist and support students while teaching and learning sensitive issues, but we should not be sanitising the curriculum for them.
For Julian Assange, Google is all but an arm of the US state department. For the company’s chairman, Eric Schmidt, and Jonathan Rosenberg, an adviser to its CEO, Larry Page, Google is the model of the 21st-century company.
“Information doesn’t want to be free,” writes the sci-fi novelist and activist Cory Doctorow, “people want to be free.”
It isn’t just the hackers who stole her personal photos who are to blame, the actress says.
New garden cities, our digital future and why we should celebrate Non-Independence Day.
The scientists and engineers at “Alca-Loo”– as it is known among financiers – think of themselves as “the plumbers of the internet world”.
New research suggests that it isn’t the technologically illiterate who fall for the promise of a legacy from a Nigerian prince – the more you use Facebook, the more likely you are to click that link.
Tim Berners-Lee has publicly called for programmers to develop better, more user-friendly cryptography. That way, he says, we can all get back to living private lives again.
“Every relationship becomes a three-way,” July says of the new app, which launched yesterday at the Venice Film Festival.
A subtle change in how Twitter's feed works will make some people very angry, but most people probably won't even notice.
Here’s a helpful guide to what you should and shouldn’t do if you see a woman being harassed on Twitter.
It may be open to the world, but the articles on Wikipedia reflect existing hierarchies of knowledge.
Snark aside, queer women should never be invisible.
Facebook collects and sells our data – and yet we seem to care comparatively little that we don’t get a cut.
Twitter, once the preserve of teens and techies, is now the medium of choice for the political establishment too.
The default assumption when it comes to sex workers on Facebook is that their lives are an open book.
All three of Britain’s main parties insist that data surveillance is for our protection – but this “emergency” is about power and control.
Arguments for digital piracy are drivel – it's high time we steered away from this cultural cliff, argues author Chris Ruen.
The social network admits manipulating its users’ emotions through the content it put in their newsfeeds. Think that’s creepy? A couple of years ago, it influenced their voting patterns, too. When do we get scared about what Facebook could do with its power?
What tips can David Cameron learn from the annual Twiplomacy report, which studies how world leaders use Twitter? He needs a little help – not only because he's regularly insulted online, but because Barack Obama won't follow him back.
It is apparently very easy to trick ordinary computer users into hosting your malware.
Biz Stone clearly left some libertarian coding in Twitter’s DNA. Following Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA, Twitter could proudly say that it had not co-operated.
The internet is an answer machine, it doesn’t help us ask better questions. It feeds the illusion that we already know everything we need to know to be well-informed.