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GDPR | What We Need To Know

Posted in Digital
on April 15, 2018
GDPR - What We Need to Know
On the 25th May 2018, The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will replace the Data Protection Act 1998 as law. GDPR will introduce tougher fines for non-compliance and give individuals more say over what companies do with their personal data.

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Wind Powered Web Hosting | The Environmental Impact of Web Hosting

Posted in Digital, Green Spirit
on March 11, 2018

Wind Powered Web Hosting

Being a total newbie when I started this blog, I signed up to hosting from a well known web hosting platform thinking nothing of it, but towards the end of last year I found out so much more about the real impact of web hosting.

I had no idea the environmental impact website hosting could have, but the millions of sites on the internet running on fossil fuels are rivalling massive industries as major contributors to global carbon emissions. I was pretty horrified to find out I was contributing to this. A website is essentially a bunch of files including the HTML, images, posts etc which are stored on a ‘server’. This then serves the website files to website visitors, so paying a company to store these files on their serves is hosting. In order to keep the website online 24 hours 7 days a week for website visitors from all over the world, these computer servers must stay online 24/7 too.

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Social Media Tricks to Learn from Your Dog

Posted in Digital
on February 4, 2018

Social Media Tricks

Basic Needs

Just like food, water and walks for dogs, social media profiles have basic requirements in order to survive:

1. A complete profile – This should contain your information: name, photo, email and description.  The more people know about you, the more they relate to and follow you.

2. Constant activity – Participate in the network, post content, like other profiles content and get involved in the conversations.

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How Instagram is fighting animal tourism

Posted in Digital
on December 31, 2017

 Instagram is actively taking a step to remove images which display the exploitation of animals. Animal selfies, which are seemingly innocent to the people posting the images, actually cause a lot of distress to the animals involved. Instagram is now beginning to alert users to these images and discouraging users from posting pictures like these.

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