Charlie Osborne

London-based medical anthropologist Charlie Osborne is a journalist, freelance photographer and former teacher.

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Twitter: is there any point?

The last few days have been an eye-opener for me, because I've discovered there may in fact be little point in having Twitter. I see Twitter as a pain in the arse, something you have to go out of your way for and tell the world something you really shouldn't have to.

November 24, 2008 by

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The ultimate student handheld: something for Christmas?

I've taken many months looking for the ultimate student device; something fairly cheap and not too expensive (especially in this current credit climate), something that'll last for a while, something which which can be multi-purpose; none of this "buy a camera, a phone and a sat-nav" when you can have it in all one little device.I think I've found it.

November 24, 2008 by

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Office 2.0: a digital revolution for students worldwide

With hundreds of thousands, if not millions of people using Google Apps and Zoho, two of the main cloud office suites on the web, Microsoft once again sees an opportunity to slam it's iron fist onto the web in hope of crushing the same competitors as before.With Windows 7 on the way, from the people I've spoken to, students just don't seem that phased by it.

November 17, 2008 by

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The mass exodus of the technology industry

Everywhere I look at the moment there are job cuts here, mass lay-off's there, unemployment rising and a crumbling global economy. Whilst students are working their arses off trying to cram for pre-Christmas exams, it opens up a world full of worry for students who are near graduation.

November 14, 2008 by

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