.Farms for Sale

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Get your own plot of online space, with a .farm web address.

It may be almost impossible to get the wifi to work in the middle of a field of oilseed rape, but that hasn’t stopped the country’s farmers getting online.

Way back in 2008, the FarmOn foundation was set up to get the voices of the world’s farmers heard online. This year, #FarmVoices is close to trending on twitter, as farmers tweet to raise awareness of their not so 9 to 5 lifestyles.

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UK2’s Got the X Factor!

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Who cares about Britain’s Got The Diving X Factor On Ice? This spring, UK2 becomes a new champion for British talent…

Move over Simon Cowell. From this Spring, up-and-coming artists will have a new supporter on their side. In May, UK2.net will become an official promoter of national talent, when it sponsors the UK’s first ever edible book launch.

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Spring Clean Your Website Security

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Spring is here and with it comes the chance to dive in and clean house. Since you are giving everything else a fresh start, why not clean up your website as well?

Here at UK2 we take the security of your website very seriously, however only together can we provide the maximum protection for your site. We have put together some key things you can do to bolster your security:

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What would Barbie’s CV look like?

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The new web address ending .pink was launched onto the internet today. All this pink talk got the team at UK2 thinking about the icon of the colour – Barbie.

Because we work with small businesses and start-ups day-in day-out, our thoughts turned to Barbie’s career path. Did you know this doll has had more than 130 different jobs in her lifetime? Which made us wonder. What would Barbie’s CV look like?

We think it’d look a little something like this…

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Need a Holiday?

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As the new web address ending .holiday is launched onto the internet today, UK2 looks at the best places on earth to ditch the rat race.

It may be 30 years since Madonna wrote the song Holiday. But the lyrics still ring true. When you’ve spent your morning commute with your head wedged in a strangers armpit due to crowding on the tube, or you’ve worked your fifth consecutive night of overtime, a holiday? Well, it would be. It would be… so nice.

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The Secret To Viral Campaigns?

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Sarah Holt talks to creative guru Gareth Howells about courage, kookiness and what it takes to go viral.

When Gareth Howells started in advertising, the word viral was still a medical term – he took an advertising course at Manchester University at a time when only three universities in the country were offering qualifications in the subject.

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How To React To Heartbleed

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If you’ve watched the news or read a paper in the past 24 hours, you might be familiar with the word Heartbleed. In a nutshell, it’s a bug that’s exposed a vulnerability in the OpenSSL software that’s used by web servers around the world.

So what does this mean in the Queen’s English?

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Run Morris, Run!

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This Sunday, UK2’s COO John Morris will be running the London Marathon.

Growing up in Greenwich, John Morris was no stranger to the London Marathon starting line. As a kid, he’d watch the runners from Greenwich Park, as they ran down Shooters Hill. One year, he even went to cheer on his physics teacher, who was taking part in the race. Despite being a familiar face in the crowd, John never thought he’d be running it himself.

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Wake Up and Smell the .coffee

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As the new web address ending .coffee is launched on the Internet, Sarah Holt talks to freelance barista Joao Almeida about what coffee means to him…

The dictionary will tell you the word coffee is a noun. But the minute I meet Portugal-born barista Joao Almeida I start to think they’ve got it wrong. For him, coffee is a verb, it’s something people do. And it’s this philosophy that he’s championing through his work in the UK.

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