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Social Networking

Social Networking

Social networking is using a website to connect with friends or others with similar interests. Sites like Twitter and Facebook are social networking sites.

# social-networking - Monday 14 April, 2014

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.

# social-networking - Saturday 1 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge Your Facebook search history is a thing of nightmares Oh Dear God

Your Facebook search history is a thing of nightmares

Here’s how to get rid of it.

From The Daily Edge 8 pointless social media interactions that need to stop right now Mail Xx
From The Daily Edge Everything you needed to know about Reddit but were too afraid to ask Today I Learned

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!

# social-networking - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

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.

# social-networking - Monday 27 January, 2014

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.

# social-networking - Sunday 26 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge Here’s how to unearth your first ever tweet Sleuthing

Here’s how to unearth your first ever tweet

And anyone else’s too.

# social-networking - Thursday 23 January, 2014

Is Facebook an ‘infectious disease that will die out’?

Two PhD candidates at Princeton University seem to think so.

# social-networking - Saturday 18 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge Are these horrors awaiting you in your Facebook “Other” inbox? Inbox Of Doom

Are these horrors awaiting you in your Facebook “Other” inbox?

It’s scarier than a horror movie in there.

# social-networking - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

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.

# social-networking - Saturday 4 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge 18 of the funniest Irish Twitter political commentators you should follow in 2014 Dail Fail

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.

# social-networking - Thursday 14 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge 12 reasons Snapchat is worth way more than $3 billion Snap Happy

# social-networking - Saturday 19 October, 2013

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.

# social-networking - Thursday 29 August, 2013

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.

# social-networking - Thursday 4 July, 2013

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.

# social-networking - Thursday 13 June, 2013

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.

# social-networking - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

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.

# social-networking - Sunday 19 May, 2013

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.

# social-networking - Sunday 12 May, 2013

# social-networking - Monday 8 April, 2013

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.

# social-networking - Thursday 4 April, 2013

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.

# social-networking - Thursday 7 March, 2013

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.

# social-networking - Monday 4 March, 2013

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.

# social-networking - Saturday 9 February, 2013

From The Score 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.

# social-networking - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

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.

# social-networking - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

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.

# social-networking - Sunday 20 January, 2013

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.

# social-networking - Saturday 12 January, 2013

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.

# social-networking - Sunday 6 January, 2013

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.

# social-networking - Friday 4 January, 2013

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.

# social-networking - Tuesday 1 January, 2013

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…

# social-networking - Sunday 30 December, 2012

From The Daily Edge 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.

# social-networking - Sunday 23 December, 2012

From The Daily Edge 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.

# social-networking - Saturday 17 November, 2012

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.

# social-networking - Saturday 13 October, 2012

From The Daily Edge 7 amazing quotes from the Independent’s interview with Chris de Burgh Toothpaste

# social-networking - Thursday 4 October, 2012

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.

# social-networking - Wednesday 26 September, 2012

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.

# social-networking - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

From The Daily Edge Welcome to our Twedding: Couple exchange vows via Twitter WEDDING VOWS

Welcome to our Twedding: Couple exchange vows via Twitter

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

# social-networking - Sunday 19 August, 2012

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.

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