RSS LinkedIn Google Plus

Call us: 0800 014 9884

theEweekly Wrap

Google Fiber – Twitter extensions – UK internet user figures

Google Fiber tests the water

Google is set to begin trialling its high-speed internet cable network Google Fiber. The service, which supposedly runs 100 times faster than the average broadband connection, will be introduced to Kansas City in the US as a starting point. If successful, it should be available along with other innovations such as Google TV.

The area will be divided into "fiberhoods", with each group able to pre-register for subscription packages including a $70 (£45) per month internet deal and a $120 (£76) internet and television combo. Residents have until early September to get involved with the rollout.

It is thought that a Nexus 7 tablet will be included with the service and act as a remote control. This has caused raised eyebrows among some analysts, as the device would normally cost around £200 if purchased separately.

Writing on the company's official blog, Google's access services vice president Milo Medin commented: "Access speeds have simply not kept pace with the phenomenal increases in computing power and storage capacity that's spurred innovation over the last decade, and that's a challenge we're excited to work on."

google_fiber_twitter_extensions_uk_internet_user_figures_53_ww1

Twitter founders launch new ideas

They helped to create one of the internet's most popular sites in micro-blogging phenomenon Twitter, and now Evan Williams and Biz Stone have set about creating new ways for people to interact online.

Medium is a place for people to post their own collections of photographs or writing. Anyone can contribute their content to a collection, and this is where other users come in. How highly your pieces appear depends on how popular they are.

Each post can obtain ranking points, with highly-ranked contributions appearing at the top of the collection. The idea is intended to allow people to show their appreciation for content without having to concern themselves with building their own audience, as is the case on Twitter.

Meanwhile, Branch allows Twitter users to have more in-depth conversations with their followers through the creation of side-topics. Those invited into a 'branch' can then proceed to debate their chosen subject away from the general stream of tweets, with users able to subscribe and receive updates when a new contribution is made.

Both projects can be signed into using your Twitter account.

google_fiber_twitter_extensions_uk_internet_user_figures_54_ww2

Who uses the internet in the UK?

Figures from the Office for National Statistics reveal that 16 per cent of Britons claim never to have used the internet.

That figure equates to around 7.8 million people, with most of those featuring in the over-75 age group. In fact, over a quarter of those in that age group say they have never been online.

Unsurprisingly, most young people do use the web, with 98.9 per cent of 16 to 24-year-olds maintaining an online presence.

The survey also found a geographic divide across Britain. London adults showed the highest proportion of internet use with 88 per cent, while in Northern Ireland almost a quarter get by without the web.

All this is despite the fact that a recent study by Mediascope Europe reported that 81 per cent of British adults go online, compared with just 65 per cent across the continent as a whole.

google_fiber_twitter_extensions_uk_internet_user_figures_55_ww3
Written by james_riches_swapJames Riches

Google to devalue doorway pages Tuesday 17th of March, 2015by Andy Williams Google is taking aim at websites using large, well-established doorway campaigns to rank highly in search results by altering its search engine algorithm.

More on this story »

Google: mobile algorithm bigger than Panda and Penguin Wednesday 18th of March, 2015by Dan Moores At SMX Munich, a Google representative said that the upcoming "mobile-friendliness" algorithm will have a bigger impact on search results than the Panda or Penguin updates.

More on this story »

Yahoo urges Firefox users to switch from Google Wednesday 25th of March, 2015by Dan Moores Firefox users who have manually set Google as their default search engine are now confronted with the following message: "Yahoo is the preferred search engine for Firefox. Switch now."

More on this story »
theEword - 5 hours ago

Searching for a #job in #PPC? We've got just the thing for you > http://t.co/94iTmo2WWa

Reply Retweet Favourite
theEword - 8 hours ago

Strut your stuff on the #digitalmarketing red carpet with your award winning #content > http://t.co/p2zGQ4rPxe http://t.co/Su55qAxw0L

Reply Retweet Favourite
theEword - 11 hours ago

Go on an adventure with #content and the customer > http://t.co/JwrdAaWgYB http://t.co/C4qjZtERCT

Reply Retweet Favourite
theEword - 1 day ago

Google's next algorithm update is a big deal. Is your website optimised for mobile? Test it > http://t.co/eGRPq4CHmv http://t.co/ADAsutclbY

Reply Retweet Favourite
theEword - 1 day ago

Can you see yourself working here? http://t.co/pRR14vIXB1 If so, good news. We're #hiring http://t.co/evXMB6q2LT #Manchester #jobs

Reply Retweet Favourite

5 common digital marketing myths dismissed Friday 6th of March, 2015by Andy Williams Find out the real purpose behind onsite content and why link building is still vital. Here we explain the five biggest myths that surround digital marketing.

More on this story »

Content and the Customer: the journey Friday 6th of March, 2015by Sian English From acquisition to conversion, content plays a vital role. But have you given much thought to how that role evolves during the customer's journey? Here are the different stages your customers go through with your content.

More on this story »

Light a Fire with Hems de Winter Thursday 19th of March, 2015by Andy Williams Hems de Winter, CEO of de Winter PR, joined Light a Fire for an in-depth chat at BoConcept’s showroom on Great Ancoats Street, discussing his life and career.

More on this story »

Who loves theEword

Who loves theEword Who loves theEword