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Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner confirms deletion of Facebook facial recognition data in the EU
Both the Irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) and the Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information in Germany have independently confirmed today that all Facebook facial recognition data of European Union citizens has been deleted by the social network.
Facebook now has 50 million brand Pages, 10 million apps
Facebook now has more than 50 million brand Pages and 10 million apps, according to a mandatory annual report filed by the company on Friday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Keeping your info off Facebook’s Graph Search is easy, unless your friends have other ideas
If you want your data to be kept off Facebook’s Graph Search then you’re going to have to ask your friends to help you out – good luck with that.
Social media measurement conference to be held in Dublin next month
Measurement, a social media measurement conference due to be held in Dublin next month, has announced its final lineup, with speakers from all over Ireland (even Cork), London and New York confirmed.
Twitter warns of “serious chilling effect on free expression” posed by governments
As more governments request access to Twitter’s data the company warns that such requests are having “a serious chilling effect on free expression.”
Google+’s very basic photo analytics can be quite useful
Social networks don’t give you many options for analytics but with Google+ you can get an impression of how popular your images are.
Twitter gets animated with its latest acquisition, Vine
Twitter has announced its first acquisition of the year – a short video creation service called Vine.
The Tweeties: an awards night for top Irish Twitter talent
Our regular readers may have become accustomed to us raving about the Web Awards, Social Media Awards, or Blog Awards Ireland, but this year we’ll also likely be ranting about an alternative addition to the Irish online awards scene – The Tweeties.
Facebook photo uploads double during New Year 2013, new record set
New Year 2013 set an all-time Facebook record as 1.1 billion photos were uploaded during the 48-hour period beginning New Year’s Eve and continuing through New Year’s Day.
New media, old issues: Why we need a more modern debate about social & mainstream media
The Irish debate over the use of social media might be new but the issues & grievances are not, so why are we stuck in the past when discussing the future?
Since we’re used to not being able to properly search social sites, why release Graph Search now?
Facebook’s Graph Search lets us search our personal online archives but why did it take so long for Facebook to release a search engine?
Google+ courts photographers with high resolution uploads & zoomable photos
Google gets serious about your photos, adds zoom features to Google+’s repertoire of image management tools
Irish businessman sets precedent with Twitter defamation case
Prominent Irish businessman Declan Ganley has set a precedent for legal proceedings involving defamation and libel on social sites, including Twitter and Facebook, as he reached an out-of-court settlement yesterday with blogger Kevin Barrington over defamatory tweets he published in December of last year.
Why is it better to upload your photos to Google+, rather than Facebook or Twitter?
Google+ is the best social networks on which to upload your photographs, according to our study of images uploaded to Twitter, Facebook, and Google+
Google+: “Never miss another post” with Facebook-style friend/brand notifications
Google+ releases a subscribe option which will notify you every time a friend or brand updates their status – a bit like the system Facebook has had in place for the last few years.
Twitter welcomes in 2013 with record breaking number of tweets posted per second #infographic
Twitter got 2013 off to a great start with a record breaking number of tweets posted in the seconds just before and after midnight, as this infographic shows
2012 was Google+’s first full year in operation, so what did it achieve?
2012 was Google+’s first full year in operation, so what did Google’s young social network achieve in the past year? How many active users does Google+ have and how are they using it?
Seriously, schedule your Happy New Year’s social, email & SMS message now
This year you really should schedule your Happy New Year’s Eve SMS, social media, and email messages before the networks become clogged with traffic.
Irish Government to investigate whether “regulation” of social media comments is needed
The Irish Government has announced an investigation into whether “regulation” is need of public social media comments & their use by the mainstream media
Facebook gets drag-&-drop photo uploader & new privacy controls, & changes one iconic feature
From a new drag-and-drop image uploader to more security options and added personalization, here are the latest changes Facebook has made to the site.