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Taking a look at the lighter side of IT - technology may be a serious business but it rarely fails to raise a smile too.

January 2017

  • Woke up this morning, reeling Vine

    Ryan Priest - Community Member 25 Jan 2017
  • Something disconcerting happened when Downtime looked at its phone the other day. Vine had finally gone through with it. The six-second video sharing app’s green logo had given way to a gothic, ...

  • Donald trumped on Twitter by ex-GDS staffer he mistook for daughter

    Caroline Donnelly - Senior Editor, UK 17 Jan 2017
  • Downtime’s thoughts today are with ex-Government Digital Service staffer Ivanka Majic’s Twitter mentions, after gaffe-prone president elect Donald Trump mistakenly copied her into a tweet hailing ...

  • Try just using your card

    Ryan Priest - Community Member 11 Jan 2017
  • The festive season is behind us for another year, even for those giddy traditionalists who keep their trees up well into January instead of just getting over it. But maybe we can cling onto the ...