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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.

From The42 Martin O'Neill: 'Is James McClean maturing? No.' Asking For Trouble

Martin O'Neill: 'Is James McClean maturing? No.'

The Sunderland boss has criticised the Ireland winger’s decision to start using Twitter again.

From TheJournal.ie Anonymous Facebook sex app claims five new users a minute Discreet

Anonymous Facebook sex app claims five new users a minute

‘Bang With Friends’ lets users designate which friends they’d like to sleep with – and alerts them of any match.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 5 tips to deal with cyberbullying Bullying

Column: 5 tips to deal with cyberbullying

Online harassment is a concern to young people and parents who aren’t familiar with certain technologies – but there are practical ways to deal with cyberbullying, writes Pat Forde.

From TheJournal.ie Weird Wide Web: the week in online oddities Weird Wide Web

Weird Wide Web: the week in online oddities

The internet’s best offerings in social media, tech and science news.

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: Regulate social media? No – we need a free speech law Column

Aaron McKenna: Regulate social media? No – we need a free speech law

There are troubling restrictions on our free expression in Ireland. We should follow the US and give it explicit protection – even if that means some vitriol.

From TheJournal.ie Weird Wide Web: the week in online oddities Week In Web

Weird Wide Web: the week in online oddities

The internet’s best offerings in social media, tech and science news.

From TheJournal.ie Irish businesses warned of 'significantly increased' IT security risks in 2013 Security

Irish businesses warned of 'significantly increased' IT security risks in 2013

Major security breaches at large international businesses such as Sony, LinkedIn, Global Payments and RSA are a warning to Irish businesses, says a leading security specialist.

From TheJournal.ie 9 tech trends that will make someone billions this year Billionaire This post contains images

9 tech trends that will make someone billions this year

Mobile, social, cloud and big data technology were all big this year. They’ll get bigger next year and here’s how…

Weird Wide Web: the week in online oddities

The internet’s best offerings in social media, tech and science news.

Weird Wide Web: the week in online oddities

The internet’s best offerings in social media, tech and science news.

From TheJournal.ie Column: How to take your life back from technology Read Me

Column: How to take your life back from technology

Mobile phones, email, Facebook and Twitter can make us more anti-social, writes Ciara Conlon – but that doesn’t mean we should ditch them.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook member numbers jump past one billion mark Social Networking

Facebook member numbers jump past one billion mark

Mark Zuckerberg says as of this morning, there are over a billion people using Facebook each month.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook says: No, the Timeline is not revealing your private messages Facebook

Facebook says: No, the Timeline is not revealing your private messages

Users had reported that their timelines included messages sent privately several years ago – but Facebook says they’re mistaken.

From TheJournal.ie Column: How I came to shake the hand of a troll Opinion

Column: How I came to shake the hand of a troll

Leo Traynor tells how online bullying escalated to grim offline intimidation – and an emotional personal encounter.

Welcome to our Twedding: Couple exchange vows via Twitter WEDDING VOWS This post contains videos

Welcome to our Twedding: Couple exchange vows via Twitter

A Turkish couple brought social media to new heights by tweeting ‘I do’.

From TheJournal.ie Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

From TheJournal.ie Zuckerberg loses $9.1 billion - and admits Facebook share slide is 'painful' Facebook

Zuckerberg loses $9.1 billion - and admits Facebook share slide is 'painful'

The end of a ‘lock-in’ period means another dive in share value – meaning Zuckerberg, and Bono, have both lost out.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook shares hit an all-time low Facebook

Facebook shares hit an all-time low

The social networking giant’s stock traded as low as $20 before bouncing back slightly yesterday.

Science’s next big quandry: How do cows make friends?

Researchers at the University of Exeter are studying how cows can become more content – and therefore produce more milk.

On your knees: Hotel replaces Bibles with Fifty Shades of Grey

The owner of the hotel in northern England said it made more sense to provide a book which everyone wants to read.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should sports stars be punished for what they say on Twitter? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should sports stars be punished for what they say on Twitter?

A number of sports stars have faced fines and suspensions from sporting authorities for comments made on Twitter but should they?

Gay dating app: No, the Olympics athletes did not crash our service

Grindr, a location-based networking app for gay men, says the influx of athletes to London didn’t cause its downtime.

From TheJournal.ie Survey finds most people check Facebook or Twitter while on holiday Holidays This post contains a poll

Survey finds most people check Facebook or Twitter while on holiday

A survey of just over 200 Irish holidaymakers has found almost all of them check their social networking profiles why away from home. Do you?

From TheJournal.ie Around 900,000 people take their own life every year Suicide

Around 900,000 people take their own life every year

The leading medical journal The Lancet has published a series of articles to highlight suicide’s impact globally.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook considers allowing access to children under 13 Facebook

Facebook considers allowing access to children under 13

The social networking giant may soon allow children aged under 13 to set up accounts with parental supervision – but why?

From TheJournal.ie Starbucks Ireland says it hopes customers will forgive them God Save Our Beans

Starbucks Ireland says it hopes customers will forgive them

The coffee giant got into a bit of bother today when it committed a social networking faux pas…

From TheJournal.ie More people in Ireland now have Facebook, Twitter Social Networking

More people in Ireland now have Facebook, Twitter

Almost 20 per cent of pensioners now have a Facebook account.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should teachers be on social media with students? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should teachers be on social media with students?

Is it alright for teachers to interact with their students on Facebook in this digital age – or should they steer clear? You tell us…

From TheJournal.ie Facebook hikes price of its shares, raising value to over $100bn Facebook

Facebook hikes price of its shares, raising value to over $100bn

Facebook had previously planned on selling shares at between $28-$35, but is now going for a price between $34 and $38.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook to offer new file-sharing feature Facebook

Facebook to offer new file-sharing feature

Members of Facebook groups will soon be able to upload and share files with other users.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook share price values social network at up to $96 billion Facebook

Facebook share price values social network at up to $96 billion

Facebook’s flotation later this year will value shares at between $28 and $35 each – making $1bn in cash for Zuckerberg.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook organ donor registration could be extended to Irish users Organ Donation

Facebook organ donor registration could be extended to Irish users

The Irish Kidney Association said that such a move would have “huge appeal” in spreading awareness of organ donation.

From TheJournal.ie "Pinterest is a phenomenon that's extraordinary," says Google M&A chief Pinterest

"Pinterest is a phenomenon that's extraordinary," says Google M&A chief

David Lawee, Google’s mergers and acquisitions chief, is clearly impressed with the pinboard site.

6 gifts for the social media enthusiast in your life Web Presents This post contains images

6 gifts for the social media enthusiast in your life

Presents for the loved one who never strays from his or her web-enabled device.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Kids are going to destroy the internet. Here’s how it’ll happen. Opinion

Column: Kids are going to destroy the internet. Here’s how it’ll happen.

Think Silicon Valley will shape the future? You’re looking in the wrong place, writes tech entrepreneur Dylan Collins.

From TheJournal.ie Irish SMEs are ‘stuck in the 20th century’ Businesses

Irish SMEs are ‘stuck in the 20th century’

A survey has found that some Irish SMEs don’t use social networking site to promote themselves – and some are even still using faxes to get the word about about their services.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook leaning toward Nasdaq, reports say Facebook

Facebook leaning toward Nasdaq, reports say

Facebook’s initial public offering is pegged at $5 billion – meaning it could be a big win for Nasdaq.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Inappropriate’ for teachers to befriend pupils on Facebook – Quinn Child Protection This post contains a poll

‘Inappropriate’ for teachers to befriend pupils on Facebook – Quinn

The education minister says he cannot see how it could be appropriate for teachers to communicate with their students online.