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  • Google Street View prompts legal action

    March 25, 2009 @ 12:52 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    And so it begins. The Google Street View service hasn’t been available in the UK longer than a wet week and already the legal action is starting.
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  • Twitter faux pas!

    March 22, 2009 @ 5:51 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    The top ten most annoying tweets, according to Niall Harbison.

    I’d say the majority of Twitter addicts are guilty of at least two of these on a regular basis.

  • A Facebook cause I can get behind

    @ 5:28 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Every time I log in to my Facebook page, I have a list of new causes that people have invited me to. Usually worthy, valid causes that most people would support.
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  • Google gets slammed for Street View

    March 21, 2009 @ 1:23 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    It must be tough being Google. I mean, you try to throw out some new services, out of the goodness of your own heart, and there are people standing by waiting to stomp all over your efforts with talk of “privacy”.
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  • 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?
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  • Twitter loses a follower

    March 4, 2009 @ 3:55 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    After his no-show last week for the US v Ireland at the National Stadium, the only clues to Kenny Egan’s whereabouts were on Twitter. @kennyegan was leaving us cryptic clues about his whereabouts through pictures and posts that seemed to suggest he was in New York.

    But @kennyegan is no more.
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  • 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.
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  • Is the music industry fighting a losing battle?

    February 23, 2009 @ 4:44 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    How times have changed. When I first started going to concerts, you were thoroughly searched on the way in for cameras and other recording equipment that might be used to video the band. (more…)

  • Review: The INQ phone

    @ 1:38 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    The INQ phone - with integrated Facebook, Skype and MSN Messenger

    The INQ phone is designed to appeal to those who can’t bear to be disconnected from Facebook or Bebo or longer than is necessary. Who need to be hooked into Skype or MSN Messengerfor large parts of the day because .. well, just because. In other words, it was designed to appeal to someone just like me.
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  • Fake Twitter followers? Surely not

    February 18, 2009 @ 9:56 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    Brooks Bayne has started a bit of a spat on the internet by speculating about fake twitter followers.
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