What is RSS?

RSS stands for ‘Really Simple Syndication’ and is a way for users of a service to be notified automatically about new content that is available.¬† Normally it is used with content that changes regularly, e.g. news, blog posts and so on. Typically an RSS feed will deliver headlines to the reader along with links back…

What is a wiki?

Imagine a whiteboard with a few notes written on it. Anyone can walk up to the whiteboard and add additional notes, modify the existing ones or even erase them. A wiki works on exactly the same concept, except it uses web pages instead of whiteboards. Wikis have grown in popularity since the early 2000s, largely…

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What is a QR code?

A barcode is a series of lines, of varying thickness, used to represent a piece of numerical data, such as a product identifier. Quick Response Codes are an evolution of barcode technology and can be used to store numbers, text, web addresses and more. QR codes were first introduced around 1994 to keep track of…

Screenshot of a blog

What is a blog?

The word ‘blog’ is a concatenation of the phrase ‘web log’. Blogs first started appearing on the internet around 1998 and quickly became a very¬†popular web tool. The first blogs started as online diaries or journals. More recently blogs have also been used by news organisations to provide editorials on news stories, by public figures…