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Webby Awards announced

The Webby Awards, the digital industry’s version of The Oscars, were announced on Tuesday. British talent triumphed in the competition: the BBC News website was given two awards, while national broadsheet The Guardian scooped three prizes, including the coveted best newspaper website honour. Other notable winners were The New York Times and Twitter.

The Webby Awards are presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a body made up of 550 leading web experts, business individuals and celebrities. The actual ceremony will take place in New York on 8 June, 2009.

Blocked bloggers

Online restrictions are tightest in Burma, a new report has revealed. A survey by the Committee to Protect Journalists has compiled a list of the 10 worst countries in which to be a blogger.

The report focused on the restrictions enforced on bloggers in a number of countries. It also highlighted numerous cases of censorship, internet monitoring and repression. Iran, Saudi Arabia and China were also featured on the list.

The heart of MySpace

The University of Wolverhampton has conducted a study investigating the use emotion on social networking sites such as Facebook. The study analysed thousands of MySpace comments in order to examine how users convey feelings online.

Early findings from the study suggested that women may be more in touch with their online feelings – the majority of female members send and receive more emotional comments than men.

The study also found that over 41 per cent of users used typographic slang or abbreviations such as ‘lol’ (laugh out loud), ‘bbs’ (be back soon), or ‘nsfw’ (not safe for work).

Written by Tom Mason

Spotify and Uber join forces Tuesday 18th of November, 2014by Andy Williams Spotify and Uber have announced a collaboration which will let Uber users ‘become the DJ’ when making a journey by using the music streaming service.

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Google to start labelling mobile-friendly sites Wednesday 19th of November, 2014by Dan Moores Google has announced that it will add the label 'mobile-friendly' to sites that are easily navigable on smartphones, in an effort to further improve the search experience for mobile users.

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Google settles online abuse case Monday 24th of November, 2014by Martin Lindley Google has reached settlement with a businessman who was the victim of a sustained act of internet trolling. The search engine may have linked to over 3,600 pages of malicious content.

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Thanks again to everyone who came to #LightAFire14 this week. Read all about the event in this blog post: http://t.co/ka7Nnu4rsx

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theEword - 6 days ago

Nothing like a nice cosy fire and a hot chocolate to warm up your Wednesday #LightAFire14

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theEweekly Wrap: 14 Nov Thursday 13th of November, 2014by Dan Moores This week: Instagram introduces typeahead search, Spotify says it does fight piracy, and Sainsbury's Xmas ad is a YouTube hit.

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theEweekly Wrap: 21 Nov Friday 21st of November, 2014by Martin Lindley This week: Google uses giant billboard, Facebook launches groups app, and Couple get TripAdvisor fine.

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The final Light a Fire of 2014 Friday 21st of November, 2014by Dan Moores For the fifth and final Light a Fire of 2014, Liane Grimshaw joined Dan Nolan in the cosy Library room at the Great John Street Hotel, sharing career anecdotes and wise advice.

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