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From TheJournal.ie 'One of the worst years of my life': Woman awarded €8k in unfair dismissal case WRC

'One of the worst years of my life': Woman awarded €8k in unfair dismissal case

The woman criticised the firm’s attitude towards her mental health, as she had postnatal depression after her child was born.

From TheJournal.ie 32% of Irish children are talking to strangers online every week Cyber Safety

32% of Irish children are talking to strangers online every week

Over half of nine year olds are on social media despite age restrictions, a new survey has found.

From TheJournal.ie It's official - Facebook makes you miserable, according to new research Lurkers

It's official - Facebook makes you miserable, according to new research

People’s emotional life improves significantly when they quit the social network for a week, a study found.

From TheJournal.ie This is how Facebook plans to crack down on fake news Liked And Shared

This is how Facebook plans to crack down on fake news

The company said it will be focusing on the “worst of the worst” offenders and partnering with outside fact-checkers to sort honest news reports from made up stories.

From TheJournal.ie Twitter's founder was accidentally banned from the website Fail Whale

Twitter's founder was accidentally banned from the website

Co-founder Dorsey returned as chief executive last year but has yet to ignite growth.

From Business ETC There seems to be no escape from Facebook's dominance Popularity Contest

There seems to be no escape from Facebook's dominance

It has two of the most popular messaging apps among Irish users with FB Messenger taking first place.

8 social disasters that would happen if Facebook stayed down

A harrowing ten minutes.

From TheJournal.ie Mark Zuckerberg has written a lovely letter about his wife's miscarriages Good Luck Zuck

Mark Zuckerberg has written a lovely letter about his wife's miscarriages

He announced that his wife Priscilla is pregnant.

From TheJournal.ie Woman who set up site for Russian LGBT teens is fined for "gay propaganda" Russia

Woman who set up site for Russian LGBT teens is fined for "gay propaganda"

Yelena Klimova (26) said she will appeal the verdict.

Comedian takes to the streets to practice social networking skills in real life with cringey results Irl

Comedian takes to the streets to practice social networking skills in real life with cringey results

“I’d like to endorse you for your coffee making skills.”

From TheJournal.ie Twitter is making it easier for you to report nasty comments Blocked

Twitter is making it easier for you to report nasty comments

The website is also improving its system for blocking accounts – and this is just the first step.

From TheJournal.ie Twitter share drop: It may be evolving, but not fast enough and nothing like Facebook Silicon Valley

Twitter share drop: It may be evolving, but not fast enough and nothing like Facebook

Analysts say investors want to see more rapid change at the social network.

12 brilliantly sarcastic comebacks to Facebook posts

Er, nice status update.

It's official. Everybody hates happy couples on Facebook

Baby, think twiiiice… before you post.

New feature lets you 'ask' your Facebook friends about their relationship status

A new ‘ask’ button has popped up on Facebook pages – here’s what it’s all about.

From TheJournal.ie Column: What is the psychological impact of spending so much time in 'cyberspace'? CyberPsychology

Column: What is the psychological impact of spending so much time in 'cyberspace'?

There are serious legal, ethical and philosophical challenges to protecting children in this technological age, writes Mary Aiken.

Your Facebook search history is a thing of nightmares

Here’s how to get rid of it.

Everything you needed to know about Reddit but were too afraid to ask

Your guide to getting the most out of it. Subreddits, the lingo and upvotes, oh my!

From TheJournal.ie Column: Facebook's early childhood was... complicated. Growing Pains

Column: Facebook's early childhood was... complicated.

Our relationship with Facebook has waxed and waned over these years as we oscillate between loving, adoring and depending on it, to needing to self-impose several ‘breaks’ from it as it drives us crazy, writes Colman Noctor.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Sorry politicians, you can’t avoid social media – people no longer accept being ‘talked at’ Digital Democracy

Column: Sorry politicians, you can’t avoid social media – people no longer accept being ‘talked at’

The political class have realised the importance of a digital economy – but, they also need to realise the importance of building a digital democracy, writes Niall Devitt.

Here's how to unearth your first ever tweet

And anyone else’s too.

From TheJournal.ie Is Facebook an 'infectious disease that will die out'? Viral

Is Facebook an 'infectious disease that will die out'?

Two PhD candidates at Princeton University seem to think so.

Are these horrors awaiting you in your Facebook "Other" inbox?

It’s scarier than a horror movie in there.

From TheJournal.ie Revenue using social networks to catch tax dodgers Tax

Revenue using social networks to catch tax dodgers

If you’re not paying tax, probably best not to tweet about it.

18 of the funniest Irish Twitter political commentators you should follow in 2014

If you like your politics with a side of humour, that is.

12 reasons Snapchat is worth way more than $3 billion

Back off Facebook!

From TheJournal.ie Column: Do you 'compartmentalise' your life on social media? Opinion

Column: Do you 'compartmentalise' your life on social media?

Is Facebook for friends and Twitter for the truth? Molly Garboden writes about how showing different sides to yourself to different people is a trick as old as time.

From TheJournal.ie 11 per cent of people in Ireland now have Snapchat (but just 3% have Vine) Social Networking

11 per cent of people in Ireland now have Snapchat (but just 3% have Vine)

The latest snapshot of social media habits in Ireland has thrown up some interesting figures.

From TheJournal.ie These graphs show you what social media sites Irish people are using Social Networking

These graphs show you what social media sites Irish people are using

Over a third of the country don’t use social networking websites but the number of Facebook and Twitter users is on the rise.

From TheJournal.ie Hashtags on #Facebook are now working in Ireland Is This Working?

Hashtags on #Facebook are now working in Ireland

The social networking site has finally followed Twitter and Instagram in enabling hashtags.

From TheJournal.ie Here's why you can't search for 'yellow duck' on a Chinese website China

Here's why you can't search for 'yellow duck' on a Chinese website

The term has been blocked on the country’s most popular social networking site Weibo which is similar in style to Twitter.

From TheJournal.ie Yahoo! approves deal to buy Tumblr in $1.1bn takeover - report Yahoo!

Yahoo! approves deal to buy Tumblr in $1.1bn takeover - report

The Wall Street Journal says Yahoo! directors have approved the ambitious takeover of the popular social platform.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook testing system where users pay to contact celebrities: report Networking

Facebook testing system where users pay to contact celebrities: report

It’s said that users could be charged up to €12.60 to send direct messages to the inbox of high-profile users.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook to unveil new 'home' on Android screens Facebook

Facebook to unveil new 'home' on Android screens

Facebook is expected to unveil a modified version of Android, which will be more deeply integrated with the social network.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook is changing the news feed... yes, again Facebook

Facebook is changing the news feed... yes, again

Yep… again. The new design will make it easier to split your friends’ updates from pages you follow.

From TheJournal.ie 63 per cent of people think schools should ban smartphones and social networks Cyberbullying

63 per cent of people think schools should ban smartphones and social networks

The National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals is calling on social networks to work with schools and take a great role in tackling bullying.

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