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Twestival 2011
Social Media

Twestival 2011 kicking off in Dublin, Galway and Belfast

Twestival 2011 is kicking off right about now across Ireland, bringing Twitter users together in tangible form and raising money for charity in the process. Tonight's Twestival events in Dublin, Galway and Belfast promise to provide entertainment, a chance to meet like-minded people, and of course help their respective causes.
Give it up for Trócaire
Entertainment

Trócaire challenges Facebook users to ‘give it up’ for a day

Irish charity Trócaire is inviting Facebook users to give up something they love for just one day, to raise money for charitable causes across the world. From March 3 to 4 this year Trócaire, which runs over 124 programmes in 38 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, is challenging Facebook users to sponsor their friends who give up using one of dozens of items or activities, including Food, The Web, Coffee, Music, Texting, Make Up, Chocolate or TV for 24 hours.
Terrestar-1 satellite (Image via & © Ariane Space Services)
Business

How to reduce the digital divide by buying a satellite

If your New Year’s resolution is to donate more to charity than you could do worse than by giving free internet access to some of the world’s poorest people. All you have to do it buy an entire satellite, something a US charity is attempting to do this year. A Human Right plans to raise over $150,000 so it can buy the largest communications satellite in earth orbit to provide free internet access to billions of people.