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The social election: A €100k Facebook splurge by FF & FG ... and Michael Healy-Rae wins Instagram
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# Social Networking

The social election: A €100k Facebook splurge by FF & FG ... and Michael Healy-Rae wins Instagram

Feb 5th 2020, 6:05 AM 22,104 Views 27 Comments

We take a closer look at the online battle for votes.

We asked you to tell us what really grinds your gears on social media, and you didn't hold back
# Rantin' And Ravin'
# Rantin' And Ravin'

We asked you to tell us what really grinds your gears on social media, and you didn't hold back

Feb 22nd 2019, 8:00 AM 7,171 Views 7 Comments

‘The boy did good’ is high on the list.

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

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

Dec 13th 2018, 6:05 AM 30,023 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 10th 2018, 8:27 AM 10,850 Views 21 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 22nd 2016, 4:17 PM 10,612 Views 20 Comments

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

This is how Facebook plans to crack down on fake news
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# Liked And Shared

This is how Facebook plans to crack down on fake news

Dec 15th 2016, 8:22 PM 8,370 Views 50 Comments

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.

Twitter's founder was accidentally banned from the website
# Fail Whale
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# Fail Whale

Twitter's founder was accidentally banned from the website

Nov 23rd 2016, 8:08 AM 7,324 Views 11 Comments

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

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

There seems to be no escape from Facebook's dominance

Jan 25th 2016, 12:36 PM 10,660 Views 13 Comments

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
# Who's Birthday Is It
# Who's Birthday Is It

8 social disasters that would happen if Facebook stayed down

Sep 24th 2015, 6:45 PM 6,421 Views 2 Comments

A harrowing ten minutes.

Mark Zuckerberg has written a lovely letter about his wife's miscarriages
# Good Luck Zuck
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# Good Luck Zuck

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

Jul 31st 2015, 7:13 PM 35,872 Views 19 Comments

He announced that his wife Priscilla is pregnant.

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

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

Jan 23rd 2015, 7:39 PM 8,182 Views 69 Comments

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
# Irl

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

Jan 23rd 2015, 10:17 AM 2,728 Views 0 Comments

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

Twitter is making it easier for you to report nasty comments
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# Blocked

Twitter is making it easier for you to report nasty comments

Dec 3rd 2014, 2:00 PM 7,934 Views 22 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 28th 2014, 8:46 AM 5,492 Views 6 Comments

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

12 brilliantly sarcastic comebacks to Facebook posts
# Winning
# Winning

12 brilliantly sarcastic comebacks to Facebook posts

Jul 15th 2014, 9:30 PM 106,564 Views 32 Comments

Er, nice status update.

It's official. Everybody hates happy couples on Facebook
# Love U Hun
# Love U Hun

It's official. Everybody hates happy couples on Facebook

Jun 29th 2014, 12:16 PM 4,114 Views 0 Comments

Baby, think twiiiice… before you post.

Everyone is talking about this app that only lets you say 'Yo'
# Yo App
# Yo App

Everyone is talking about this app that only lets you say 'Yo'

Jun 18th 2014, 5:16 PM 7,269 Views 17 Comments

“Yo.”

New feature lets you 'ask' your Facebook friends about their relationship status
# Don't Ask
# Don't Ask

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

May 19th 2014, 7:30 PM 4,360 Views 2 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 14th 2014, 1:00 PM 920 Views 18 Comments

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
# Oh Dear God
# Oh Dear God

Your Facebook search history is a thing of nightmares

Mar 1st 2014, 4:35 PM 7,824 Views 2 Comments

Here’s how to get rid of it.

8 pointless social media interactions that need to stop right now
# Mail Xx
# Mail Xx

8 pointless social media interactions that need to stop right now

Mar 1st 2014, 1:00 PM 39,572 Views 85 Comments

And we’re all guilty.

Everything you needed to know about Reddit but were too afraid to ask
# Today I Learned
# Today I Learned

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

Mar 1st 2014, 9:30 AM 21,385 Views 26 Comments

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

Column: Facebook's early childhood was... complicated.
# Growing Pains
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# Growing Pains

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

Feb 4th 2014, 7:00 AM 63 Views 10 Comments

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.

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

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

Jan 27th 2014, 7:00 AM 73 Views 17 Comments

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
# Sleuthing
# Sleuthing

Here's how to unearth your first ever tweet

Jan 26th 2014, 11:00 AM 13,085 Views 10 Comments

And anyone else’s too.

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

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

Jan 23rd 2014, 2:15 PM 16,393 Views 56 Comments

Two PhD candidates at Princeton University seem to think so.

Are these horrors awaiting you in your Facebook "Other" inbox?
# Inbox Of Doom
# Inbox Of Doom

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

Jan 18th 2014, 9:30 AM 25,854 Views 24 Comments

It’s scarier than a horror movie in there.

Revenue using social networks to catch tax dodgers
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# Tax

Revenue using social networks to catch tax dodgers

Jan 15th 2014, 10:44 PM 22,882 Views 34 Comments

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
# Dail Fail
# Dail Fail

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

Jan 4th 2014, 3:00 PM 33,118 Views 36 Comments

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

12 reasons Snapchat is worth way more than $3 billion
# Snap Happy
# Snap Happy

12 reasons Snapchat is worth way more than $3 billion

Nov 14th 2013, 9:30 PM 47,735 Views 54 Comments

Back off Facebook!

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

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

Oct 19th 2013, 7:00 PM 69 Views 24 Comments

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.

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

Aug 29th 2013, 6:22 PM 25,279 Views 29 Comments

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

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

Jul 4th 2013, 7:15 AM 19,177 Views 27 Comments

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

Hashtags on #Facebook are now working in Ireland
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# Is This Working?

Hashtags on #Facebook are now working in Ireland

Jun 13th 2013, 11:57 AM 13,359 Views 18 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 5th 2013, 9:38 AM 13,796 Views 13 Comments

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

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

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

May 19th 2013, 6:00 PM 8,813 Views 5 Comments

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

Vin Diesel: Facebook 'owes me billions of dollars'
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# Facebook

Vin Diesel: Facebook 'owes me billions of dollars'

May 12th 2013, 3:41 PM 30,952 Views 19 Comments

The ‘Fast & Furious’ actor reckons his pre-eminence in building a big following on the site has led the way.

Facebook testing system where users pay to contact celebrities: report
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# Networking

Facebook testing system where users pay to contact celebrities: report

Apr 8th 2013, 10:38 AM 6,153 Views 37 Comments

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

Facebook to unveil new 'home' on Android screens
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# Facebook

Facebook to unveil new 'home' on Android screens

Apr 4th 2013, 11:54 AM 9,459 Views 14 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 7th 2013, 7:29 PM 23,967 Views 63 Comments

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

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