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Check out my Dad’s blog – Just Ticking The Box

My Dad has a very funny cycling blog – take a look – he would really love to get more readers.

JUST TICKING THE BOX

Do old people really know how to use the internet?

In class we had to figure out how to write a 1500 word feature on older people using the internet.

I have found some links that would start me off if I really did have to write this piece.

  • I found a blog that had some hillarious pictures with captions.
  • There is also a good telegraph article on old people using the internet to make them slightly less lonely.
  • Short satirical piece from the daily mash on old people using the internet even though they hate it.
  • The internet could help old people get even older according to the NY Daily News and Evercare.
  • There are hundreds of websites specifically made for “silver surfers”, such as silversurfer.net
  • Lots of stats stating that younger people like social networking and instant messaging more than old people……I’M SHOCKED

Do you understand the offside rule??

This is a video that I made with my friend Victoria in class last week.

New national paper for a new generation….

The first new daily national for 24 years has been launched in the UK. This is big news for the newspaper industry whose circulation figures are steadily falling for broadsheets and tabloids alike.

Sharing the editing team of the Independent, the i has been described as ‘the Indy light’.

The Guardian‘s headline read

i lives up to its name – it’s a digest of its big brother, like an upmarket Metro

It pledges to “combine intelligence with brevity and depth with speed of reading”, with just 56 pages.

“It’s a red-letter day! i is all you need” boasts the front page of today’s i. This statement leaves many wondering about the importance of The Indy itself.

There is much debate amongst journalists as to whether there is actually a market for the new paper or whether it is just a last ditch attempt by the Russian owner, Alexander Lebedev, to make much-needed income.

BBC News Online give some facts about the decline of Indy readers:

Sales of the Independent, which costs £1, have fallen to around 183,000 a day from about 250,000 three years ago. The title was founded in 1986.

Roy Greenslade’s opinion is that,

I would be surprised if it can locate that mysterious young audience that, for a variety of reasons – mainly cultural and technological – have turned their backs on print.

Failure of our social agencies??

We all remember the tragic death of Baby P (Peter Connelly) back in 2007 and in the years following there was a question on everyone’s lips: Who is to blame??

The Sun today tells us that a Serious Case Review of Baby P’s death has found that not just the Social Workers are to blame. The review blames doctors, lawyers and even police.

The review concludes little Peter Connelly died because of a catalogue of errors and sloppiness committed by “almost all the staff in every agency involved”.

It describes them as “incompetent” and dismisses their approach to the case as “completely inadequate”.

Had they done their jobs properly, the report says, Peter could have been saved in the early days of the abuse by his mother, her lover and their lodger.

Serious Case Reviews (SCR) are undertaken when a child dies and abuse or neglect is known or suspected to be a factor in the death.

Hello world!

This is a little blog I am starting for university. If I have used any copyright material and not properly credited the source I am sorry. Please let me know and I will remove the material. Enjoy…..