There are a lot of people who like to talk about getting more women in technology, but don't exactly do anything to help the situation. In an effort to actually help get more women involved in tech, Entrepreneur First have created the brilliant Code First: Girls coding progr...
14 Nov 2012 12:00 GMT
I am a commuter. Every weekday I travel one hour by train to my job in the city. I’ve learned a couple things about myself from commuting.
One being that I am not a patient person and two; I cannot sit on a train for an hour with nothing to do.
I love to read, but sometimes I’m just not in the mood. When it has been a particularly stressful day, not even music cannot lift my spirits. I first heard about podcasts through a fellow commuting friend and ...
13 Nov 2012 17:15 GMT
I am an Internet addict. This is not simply because of my obsession with mind-alteringly cute photos of otters, or purely because of my desire to romp around on the Twitter playground. I rely on the magic of the web for research, for communicating with my international family, and for news.
13 Nov 2012 10:00 GMT
I’d never pegged myself as one of those obnoxious Apple nerds. Fair enough, the whole "Apple Ecosystem" thrives in my home habitat, but I was never one to get preachy about it. Then it happened: I found myself taking genuine offence at someone for daring to suggest that Android might be better.
02 Nov 2012 14:30 GMT
Technology is advancing and upgrading at an incredibly fast rate. Our smartphones are upgraded on a yearly, if not monthly basis. Our computers are becoming smaller, lighter, faster, stronger all the time, and apps that can make some aspect of our lives easier are coming out every single day.
One piece of technology that hasn’t really changed that much in the last couple of years is our television service. While our actual televisions are changing and becoming larger...
05 Oct 2012 15:00 GMT
Despite the crass marketing of shops like Anne Summers and Fredericks of Hollywood, there are lingerie shops and brands who try to make their lingerie actually appeal to women. It's not a matter of being wholesome or prim and proper - it's simply marketing the garments and the shops they're being sold in feel beautiful, and first and foremost, for those who will actually be wearing it
03 Oct 2012 16:00 GMT
It has come to my attention that the plot has been lost. Our bold “online revolution” is about to implode, leaving nothing but a pile of smouldering Pinterest boards featuring inspirational quotes and crumbling mounds of “honest” blogposts about crash dieting.
We were given the building blocks for a virtual feminist utopia then tainted it with pictures of evil miniature donuts and (obviously patriarchal) puppies making silly faces. Why have we allowed the...
03 Oct 2012 13:00 GMT
While perusing my inbox and my Flipboard cover stories yesterday, my attention was directed to two different pieces of seemingly conflicted information about women in technology.
The first piece of information was from Jemima Kiss in The Guardian, who had written an article with the headline: “Why are so few women working in technology
02 Oct 2012 15:25 GMT
As my Twitter timeline filled up with news and indignation regarding Facebook’s alleged privacy leak, I shamefully opened up my Facebook profile and scrolled down through the years.
Questions filled my head: did I say something mean about someone’s hair back in 2008? Did I slag off someone’s boyfriend in 2009? Did I describe someone as “the human equivalent of a beige cardigan, on...
25 Sep 2012 11:00 GMT
I know times can be tough for the single girl looking to settle down, but I’m not sure literally displaying available men in for sale boxes is the answer.
A French online dating site called ‘Adopte Un Mec’ (That’s ‘Adopt a Guy’ for those a little rusty with their French) has found a novel way of bringing love-seekers together: by launching a travelling shop that showc...
21 Sep 2012 09:30 GMT