Day two of the Dublin Web Summit has ended with another great line-up of speakers and startup presentations. The Electric Ireland Spark of Genius competition came to a close with SmartThings announced as the overall winner and recipient of a €100,000 cash prize. Here's our image round-up of the second and final day of the Dublin Web Summit.
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.
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.
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.
Google’s Earth satellites have photographed a singular plea for help from the people of the tsunami stricken town of Minamisanriku, Japan. The SOS messages was written in the grounds of the Shizugawa High School’s football field after the tsunami hit the village early on Friday