Will Roney

Online Education – Good or Bad?

In Information, libraries on February 7, 2012 at 10:10 am

The rise of the internet has provided the world with the greatest educational resource since the invention of the printing press in the 16th Century. More and more people can access knowledge, experience and can find out information about almost anything on Earth, from the comfort of their own home. But is there a downside to all of this information.

Book Review – In the Plex by Steven Levy

In Uncategorized on July 11, 2011 at 5:50 pm

In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works and Shapes Our Lives

Google is a truly global business for the 21st Century. The noun has become the verb, something that only few brands achieve in a lifetime let alone in a handful of years. Yet Google has done this, and revolutionised our lives. There isn’t a connected household on the Planet that doesn’t use Google or its partners regularly. The Google company mission statement of  ”Don’t do evil” coupled with their policy of organising the world’s information has changed the world.

Book Review – The Filter Bubble by Eli Pariser

In Uncategorized on June 23, 2011 at 2:00 pm

The Filter Bubble: What The Internet Is Hiding From You

It is human nature to explore; to seek out knowledge from previously unknown places in order that the mind is extended for many purposes. It might be to complete a piece of work, or purely for entertainment. The problem has always been how to get to all that information.


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