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Irish PM to NYSE: We can become the cloud computing capital of the world
Two tourists capture stunning murmuration of starlings above Ireland’s longest river
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How Iceland crowdsourced the creation of its new constitution
When Iceland began the process of creating a new constitution the Icelandic government turned to the public and crowdcourced its creation.
The best tweets and funniest Photoshoped images of the Queen’s visit
Today was an historic day for Ireland. In what is seen as a sign of the peace and close friendship between The Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom the country saw the first State visit by a British monarch.
Meanwhile, on Twitter the visit proved to be a goldmine for the best of Irish online comedy (and lightening fast Photoshop skills). Here are some of the best from today.
Resource: Latest Dublin City travel information, including map of restricted areas
The latest information for people who will be in and around Dublin City during the visits of Queen Elizabeth and President Obama.
Gardaí join Twitter ahead of Queen Elizabeth’s and President Obama’s visits
The Gardaí, Ireland’s national police force, has joined Twitter ahead of the historic visits of Queen Elizabeth and President Barack Obama in the next two weeks. The Gardaí’s Twitter account, @gardatraffic, will become one of the main ways the police force will notify the public of planned widespread disruptions to vehicle and pedestrian travel in and around Dublin City.
ESA astronaut photographs the International Space Station in 3D
A European Space Agency astronaut, Flight Engineer Paolo Nespoli @astro_paolo, has been on tour in the International Space Station since January and during that time then he has taken some amazing 3D photos of the ISS and her crew.
Damien Mulley, “Irish Blog Awards 2011 will be the last” #iba11
2011 will be the final year of the Irish Blog Awards, Damien Mulley said during his closing speech at the ceremony in Belfast last night.
2011 Irish Blog Awards [Photos]
The 2011 Irish Blog Awards are now over and we’ve gotten the chance to finally share some of last night’s images on Flickr. They’re mainly before and after shots of the event, along with some other images we took around Belfast earlier in the day. Feel free to lift images and share, but please give us the appropriate attribution were possible.
Last night’s super moon as captured by Flickr users
Last night’s full moon was the closest it has been to earth for almost twenty years, a mere 356,575 kilometres away. As a result, the moon appeared 14% bigger and 30% brighter than normal, granting photography enthusiasts around the world a rare opportunity to shoot the moon in such inviting circumstances.
Flickr brings beautiful slideshows to the iPad
Flickr, the most popular photo sharing social network, has made a small but welcome update to its light box feature. The update targets iPad users specifically and allows images to be viewed full-screen in the browser, with a simple swiping motion enabled to cycle between previous and next images.
A year in review, the global news perspective on 2010 [Video]
In 2010 over 25 billion Tweets were sent and about 9 billion emails were exchanged. We watch 700 billion videos on Youtube, that is about 13 million hours or the equivalent of 1,500 years of continuous viewing (We hope you like piano playing cats). At year’s end it is natural to look back, to review the dying year and take stock of what has happened. This is what the world’s media has been doing this week, so join us on The Sociable’s review of the reviews of 2010.
Early success for Garda Flickr account [Follow up]
A week after its launch the Gardaí’s unique use of the social networking site Flickr has seen early success and positive feedback.
Gardaí use Flickr to publicise lost and found
An Garda Síochána have begun using the image sharing social networking Flickr to reunite lost-and-found items with their owners.
Mark Zuckerberg visits Newark school [PHOTOS]
Mark Zuckerberg, along with Newark mayor Cory Booker, visited a school in Newark that will benefit from Zuckerberg’s recent pledge of $100 million to help improve the Newark education system.