Open Eye: Department of useless information
Thursday 03 December 1998
Accessing www.openlink.org connects you with the unique OU alumni site, believed to be the only working university graduate site in the UK.
In addition to keeping you up to date with activities in the University and its associations, it has a popular discussion area (subjects ranging from Clinton to courses), and a chat line, a career service - with opportunities especially designed for graduates - small ads, and facilities for networking and mentoring.
On one day last week we welcomed surfers from all over the world: seven from New York, four from Tonga, two from Colorado (that was our website controller, during his Thanksgiving holiday), France, California, Finland, Italy, Ireland, Brazil, Netherlands, Thailand, and Nova Scotia.
The average user is operating Microsoft 4.x, nearly 60 percent with the Netscape users at 4 percent. About 3 percent of user sessions were via Netscape 2.x which does not support Java, whatever that means.
By performing as African Americans or Indians, white people get to play act a kind of 'imaginary liberation', writes Michael Mark Cohen
New essay by JK Rowling went live on Pottermore site this morning
New UK station Russia Today gives a very bizarre view of Britain
Top Gear presenter is no stranger to foot-in-mouth controversy
'Nasa Confirms Six Days of Darkness in December': No, they don't - it's a hoax
Woman blinded as a child can see again after hitting her head on a coffee table
Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson criticised for beer tweet
The bubble bursts for Sodastream
Russian politician says Apple CEO Tim Cook should be 'banned' from country after coming out as gay
Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God is not 'a magician with a magic wand'
Huge surge in Ukip support after EU funding row, according to new poll
Ukip ‘exploiting grooming scandal’ to secure party’s first police chief
Nigel Farage: 'There’s nothing wrong with white people blacking up'
Maureen Lipman says 'she can't vote Labour while Ed Miliband is leader'
Muslims, immigration and teenage pregnancy: British people are ignorant about almost everything
- 1 Canadian actor punched in face after 'Islamophobia' experiment goes wrong in wake of Ottawa shooting
- 2 Topshop at centre of row over body image as 'shocking' skinny mannequin photo goes viral
- 3 Woman blinded as a child can see again after hitting her head on a coffee table
- 4 Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson criticised for beer tweet
- 5 The bubble bursts for Sodastream
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