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  • Hiding behind faceless technology

    April 9, 2009 @ 4:25 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Technology gets blamed for a lot of things. If it’s not the declining standards of the English language, it’s a basic lack of manners and common courtesy.

  • New week, new look

    April 6, 2009 @ 1:48 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    The Irish Times has a new homepage. Which, if you’re reading this, chances are you’ve already noticed. Love it? Hate it?

  • Internet in time-wasting shocker

    March 10, 2009 @ 2:04 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Another week, another survey on how the internet is wasting time for Irish employers. This one, by Peninsula Ireland, says Irish employees are wasting two hours and 20 minutes a day on personal internet use [Irish Times].

    Now, does anyone else suspect some fudging of the truth was going on here?

  • Blackout Ireland: the campaign continues

    March 6, 2009 @ 10:56 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    So Blackout Ireland has started, and there’s a few blacked out avatars on Facebook and Twitter. I’ve yet to see how many people wrote to their ISPs and TDs to lodge their objections.

    Danny O’Brien writes about it in todays Irish Times.

  • Campaign seeks to Blackout Ireland

    March 1, 2009 @ 10:33 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Irma’s approach to stamping out copyright infringement is winning fans all, it seems. Following the news that Irma was seeking to block Irish Internet users’ access to some websites, a new campaign has started to show Irma and the ISPs just how unhappy Irish net users are with the situation.

  • Irish Times journalists nominated in blog awards

    February 17, 2009 @ 12:49 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Four Irish Times blogs have been nominated for blog awards.

  • And the Valentine’s Day surveys start…

    February 12, 2009 @ 5:00 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    We’re a nation of cheapskates, according to a new Microsoft survey. Cheapskates and socially inept.


  • Safer Internet Day ’09

    February 10, 2009 @ 12:47 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Released to coincide with Safer Internet Day, this Microsoft study says a fifth of Irish teens have experienced bullying of some sort online, most commonly over instant messaging, while 55 per cent have unrestricted access to the internet.


  • This week’s tech scribblings

    January 30, 2009 @ 7:20 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    This week, it’s all about PBX fraud.

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