“YouTube is a major user of web bandwidth, along with streaming service NetFlix. Between the two, they hog half of the world’s total bandwidth. Surely they should pay more for it?” Photograph: Andrew H Walker/Getty Images

Just when it seemed the critical principle of net neutrality would be preserved in two of the largest and most influential internet populations – the (...)

“Mostly estate agents play no more fast and loose with words than other professions.” Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Over the past month or so I have been spending a lot of time with everyone’s least favourite professionals. Our house is up for sale and alternative h(...)

By making the internet more useful and usable through better identification and classification of its content society will benefit in many ways

NUI Galway’s Digital Enterprise Research Institute (Deri), set up in 2003 and funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), is a Centre for Science, Eng(...)

The Web Index reveals that almost 60 per cent of the world’s population cannot get online while half of all web users live in countries that severely restrict their rights online

Ireland has been ranked in 20th place in a major new study which measures the World Wide Web’s contribution to social, economic and political progress(...)

Don Tapscott: “ I think there is a crisis of legitimacy about democratic institutions.” Photograph: Ana Grillo

Perhaps nothing puts Don Tapscott’s deeply influential 1995 book The Digital Economy in context better than a story he tells in his new introduction t(...)

TEDxTallaght, last year.

So you want to go to Ted. Well you’ll need to write an extensive application form, explain what makes you tick, demonstrate what you tend to share (...)

The New York Times and the Washington Post reported the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) vote as potentially achieving a diametrically opposed result on net neutrality.

In a significant vote, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) last week voted against net neutrality. Or, if you prefer, in a significant vote(...)

Physicist Dr Dennis Jennings has become the first Irish person to be inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame.

Physicist Dr Dennis Jennings has become the first Irish person to be inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame. Dr Jennings has been named (...)

Advertising has become the backbone of the internet economy

Last week, I wittingly clicked on a banner ad for the first time in my life. Not only that, I proceeded to take out my credit card, type in my (...)

If you need information, the world wide web has it, offering trillions of pages available from millions of websites that turns the globe into a(...)