Dominant super-sites force other websites to their way

Some significant organisations dominate the Internet. The extent of the dominance is often not realised. Take PayPal, for example. Currently, it has over $13bn of customer cash in its coffers. That’s our money – it belongs to us, the users, but we leave it...

How to avoid the stress of social media overload

I know you are busy, but I have something important for you, so hang on in there. Yes, I know you have 123 Tweets to read and 79 Facebook updates to check, as well as 15 LinkedIn Messages, 200 emails to read and 22 Pinterest images to check. But they can wait; what I...

Is Facebook advertising misleading you?

Advertising on Facebook is hugely popular. Between 2013 and 2014 there was a 61% increase in take-up of Facebook adverts. In the first quarter of 2015 there was further 42% rise. In the past 12 months, advertisers have spent over $40 billion on advertising with...

Online forums are good for you

As you read this, millions of people are busy chatting away in forums somewhere online. They may be taking part in traditional forums, or in LinkedIn Groups or Facebook Groups, for instance. Whatever system they are using, online discussions are undeniably popular....
Call Graham Jones Graham Jones, Internet Psychologist

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