Charlie Osborne

London-based Charlie Osborne is a journalist, freelance photographer and former teacher. She holds a degree in Medical Anthropology.

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Google curbs essay-writing service advertisements

Corporations over time gain social responsibility for the products they release: Microsoft and their report abuse features, Facebook and their privacy settings, and now Google are adding more to the list.I spoke some time ago about plagiarism, more on a positive note, considering the use of plagiarism detection style software is being used for finding authors of extremist material.

June 30, 2008 by


Your correspondence so far

It's been just over a month now since I started writing here, and it's certainly been an interesting one. I've had many emails over the last month asking me this, that and the other, not even a single death threat yet!

June 29, 2008 by


The lighter side of Bill Gates

As you all probably know, considering the 2 year lead-up to today and the considerable press coverage, it's Bill Gates' last day at Microsoft. I'd like to take a slightly different spin on covering his career and life, by pointing out the stupid stuff, in the hope it will appeal to my target audience: the student.

June 27, 2008 by


Messenger:mac 7.01 released - still no "personal" webcam support

I know, you're probably disappointed that once again, there's no real webcam function in the new Messenger:mac, but I'm sure given time they'll work it in. If you have Office Communications Server 2007, you can use your in-built camera to have meetings with co-workers, but most students I'm sure would rather have a "face-to-face" conversation with someone they miss from back home.

June 26, 2008 by


diversITy: the lack of women in the IT industry

This series of entries, called diversITy, will cover a number of topics all concerning the diversity of people within the IT industry. Whether we discuss women in industry, sexual orientation in the workplace, religion or ethnic background; these are all topics which will have an effect on students, if not already.

June 21, 2008 by