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Reddit  is establishing its new office on St Stephen’s Green and intends to hire up to 25 people initially. Photograph:   Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

The hugely popular but also highly controversial online discussion forum Reddit is hiring an “anti-evil” operations specialist in Dublin as it opens i(...)

Our collective attention span is narrowing, and this effect goes beyond social media as it can be seen across diverse domains including books, web searches, and movies. Photograph: iStock

Scientists have measured for the first time the extent to which the effects of social media and a hectic news cycle have undermined the attention span(...)

Katie Bouman was among a team of 200 researchers who contributed to the breakthrough to create the photograph of a black hole. Photograph: MIT CSAIL

As the first-ever picture of a black hole was unveiled this week, another image began making its way around the internet: a photo of a young scientist(...)

‘Do you really need all those apps on your phone? Or 35,000 photos and videos stored on your internal phone memory?’

New year, new start. Now is the perfect time to get your digital life under control. And while new year resolutions are cliched, there are some new ye(...)

Alek Minassian (25). Photograph: Linkedin

The man identified as the van driver who drove into a crowd of pedestrians in Toronto was a socially troubled computer studies graduate who posted a h(...)

Part of the reason 'Father Ted' remains popular today  is that its anarchic humour has a certain timelessness.

On October 1st, 2014, thousands marched through Dublin protesting against the imposition of water charges. Many demonstrators brandished home-made pla(...)

Reddit mascots are displayed at the company’s headquarters in San Francisco: Shutting down  forums dedicated to abusive content reduced the levels of hate on the popular online message board. Photograph: Reuters.

There are, and always have been, and probably always will be, trolls, scoundrels and reprobates on the internet. It is a problem that has vexed multi(...)

Liam Cunningham, who plays Davos Seaworth in ‘Game of Thrones’, will speak at the Web Summit

The company behind the Web Summit has a permanent six-bedroom “crash pad” for new employees arriving in Dublin as part of efforts to circumvent the ho(...)

Cat-lovers post about their pets’ antics on Blep, Blep and Blup.

For all the media coverage afforded to Instagram and Twitter, Reddit ranks above both in terms of most visited website globally, coming in at number 7(...)

Love all: Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian is has met his match in  tennis star Serena Williams. Photograph:  Bryan Bedder/Getty Images

In numbers: Licensed to grill €500,000 Estimated revenue boost that Fáilte Ireland says Limerick will receive later this year when it puts on its ap(...)

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