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This week
22nd January 2023 - 28th January 2023
Voices
Therapist: How do we challenge toxic masculinity and its appeal to impressionable young men?
Geoffrey McCarthy looks at the Andrew Tate case and the troubling message it brings.
All time
# Back three
Vegas trip with Furlong chief among Watson's fond Lions memories
The 27-year-old started all three Tests last time
# Decision time
Plans for 25% of Poolbeg Glass Bottle site to be mix of social and affordable housing welcomed
The planning permission will see that close to 900 social and affordable homes will be built on the site.
# social
'I'm not his father': Guardiola trying to coax rather than control much-loved Mendy
The Frenchman is set to play a role during tonight’s Carabao Cup second leg against Burton.
# Marketing
This Irish teen quit school at 17 to launch a talent agency for online influencers
Conor O’Flaherty says he plans to hire up to 15 people in Galway over the next year.
# YouTube star
This Irish teen quit school at 17 to launch a talent agency for online 'influencers'
Conor O’Flaherty says he plans to hire up to 15 people in Galway over the next year.
# Marketing
This Irish teen quit school at 17 to launch a talent agency for online 'influencers'
Conor O’Flaherty says he plans to hire up to 15 people in Galway over the next year.
# party time
In need of a good party game? These smartphone apps will help liven things up
Who would have thought your smartphone could be useful for party games.
# social
The Rock in rugby, GoT fan demands and more of your sporting Tweets of the Week
Here’s what we could see in the flames this week.
# CONNECTION
Mark Zuckerberg had a dig at Trump for his talk of "building walls"
“It takes courage to choose hope over fear,” he said in a keynote speech.
# Handy
Dublin used to have a pretty amazing public transport system
But we had to go and rip the whole thing up.
# twitter groups
Gangs of teenage girls are causing major trouble at Belfast's 'peace lines'
‘Know where your kids are,’ police are telling parents.
# right meow
What exactly is Meow Chat and why is it all over your Facebook?
And when will it go away?
# Say Cheese
Why we smile...and why we fake it
Studies indicate smiling plays a key role in our social dynamics, but can you tell a fake from the real thing?
# experiments
Facebook carried out hundreds of tests on users with few limits
The experiments, carried out by Facebook’s Data Science team, covered topics like the causes of loneliness, how social behaviours spread through networks, and ‘political mobilisation messages.’
# Twittersphere
He's right, Joe: It's the Sporting Tweets of the Week
From tactics to tuxes and even a suit of armour, Twitter didn’t disappoint us this week.
# Twitfiction
Meet the Kerry author chosen to take part in Twitter's literary festival
The Twitter Fiction Festival has 52 authors telling their own original stories within the restrictions of 140 characters.
# ccven
Convention votes to strengthen economic, social, and cultural rights
The ninth and final meeting of the Constitutional Convention also voted to emphasis rights to housing, social security, and essential health care.
# LGBT
Facebook moves beyond male and female with new gender identity options
Users in the US can now use 50 different custom gender terms – such as bi-gender and androgynous – to describe themselves.
# Changes
Gmail change will soon allow anyone on Google+ to email you
Thankfully, you can opt-out of it.
# Gtuít
7 important features an Irish social media site would need
A face blurring feature is a must.
# pop the question
8 questions no one should ever ask anyone again
For everyone’s benefit.
# Dislike
The more you use Facebook, the more miserable you become
It’s science.
# Totes Awks
11 of the world's most awkward social situations
This is where uncomfortable lives.
# Facebook
Facebook unveils Android software suite
The software will be available for download from 12 April.
Voices
Column: To end cancer, we must close the health gap between rich and poor
It is only at the local level that we can close the “cancer gap” between the rich and poor, writes consultant medical oncologist Professor John Kennedy.
# instagrammed
Snap: The top 10 Instagram locations in 2012
All is not as it seems, however.
# Dilemma
The burning question*: Is it alright to take your phone to the toilet?
It’s Monday, so let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)
Voices
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.
Voices
Column: Most would jump at the chance to work at home, but it has its downsides
Working at home is not as relaxing as one might think, writes Ann-Marie Scully who says she even misses the morning commute.
# Awards
Social entrepreneurs with big ideas win €775k prizes
Coder Dojo, Neuro Hero and Soar each won €200,000 each at the Social Entrepreneurs Ireland awards tonight.
# volta
Stream movies via Facebook with new Volta app
You can even choose a film for a friend over Facebook as a present – now isn’t that nice?
# Your Say
Poll: Do you know your neighbours?
You have a week left to organise an event for Know Your Neighbour weekend. But how well do you know them now – if at all?
# Your Say
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…
# Work Can Wait
The burning question*: Do you squeeze the toothpaste tube from the bottom?
This and every Monday, let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)
# fear factor
10 tips on overcoming fear
Author Robert Greene has written books on how to gain power and keep it – this is how he thinks you can overcome fear…
# Mental Health
Volunteer depression service rolls out education programme
#DepressionHurts campaign asks schools to give over one lesson to educating children on spotting depression in others – and reaching out if they are suffering.
# bad planning
The 9 worst councils in Ireland's planning system
An Taisce has rated planning systems in 34 city and county councils. Nine of them got an ‘F’ grade.
# social
Like! The most popular teams on Facebook
Who are the most liked sports teams in the world? Well here’s the top 20.
# Arthur's Day
Reggae and Usain Bolt: How Arthur's Day translates abroad
To Martha? To llamas? You might have your own opinion of the Guinness fest here – but is it really going round the world?…