O2 Ireland wants you to share a happy thought on Twitter or Facebook to help promote young people’s mental health in Ireland. The telecommunications company has parntered with the Dublin-based charity Headstrong, @HeadstrongYMH work to raise awareness of mental health issues in young people who are at risk of suicide or self-harm.
As the Europeana digitisation roadshow starts in Germany this week we spoke to Jonathan Purday, Senior Communications Advisor at Europeana.eu, formally of the British Library, about how social media, crowdsourcing, and wiki-principles are preserving European history and bringing academia and the public closer together.
Europeana (@EuropeanaEU), a Europe-wide digital archive consisting of over 1,500 museums, galleries, and institutions has launched a multinational drive to digitise pictures, memorabilia, letters, notes and other family heirlooms before they decay and are lost forever.
It has been billed as the safest, the fastest, the most beautiful and “a game changer”. But however Microsoft pitches Internet Explorer 9 it is obvious that it is entering a very different environment to its predecessors.
Several of the UK and Ireland’s largest publishers will be giving away 1 million free books to members of the public this Saturday in what is being described as “the most ambitious and far-reaching celebration of adult books and reading ever attempted.”
Can Irish search traffic on Google predict the outcome of the 2011 general election? Piers Dillon-Scott examines if Google can gauge the mood of the people. If so Fine Gael will be the largest party in the 31st Dáil, with just under 40% of the vote, if search traffic on Google translates into first preferences in February 25.