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.
Irish President, Michael D. Higgins, addressed a crowd of 300 young people in his official residence, Áras an Uachtaráin, as part of his Being Young and Irish campaign. The President encouraged young people to share their vision for Ireland's future.
Figures published today by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show that more and more Irish businesses are getting online, with consecutive yearly increases in enterprise internet subscriptions, and an increase in online commerce with regard to both the selling and purchasing of goods and services.
Believe it or not Ireland ranks as 13th in the world for broadband quality speed, ahead of our European friends such as the UK and Germany. But is number correct? More often than the not broadband speeds promised in the telecom’s ads or websites don’t reflect what the average home or business receives.
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Fund:it encourages social networking users and others to donate small amounts of money to groups and organisations who wish to set up arts or technology projects in Ireland. As with other crowdfunding networks Fund:it follows sets a minimum monetary total and a time limit for each project, if a project fails to reach or exceed its target the funding will not go through.
Fund:it uses, to borrow a phrase from Chirs Andersen, “the long tail” of the web to create enough start-up capital for Irish arts and cultural organisations. What this means is that the organisation will encourage a large number of individuals to donate small amounts of money each.
The sixth annual Irish Blog Awards are almost upon us and we’ll be there to cover the proceedings in full. Starting this afternoon we’ll be live blogging and tweeting during the build-up, and throughout, the awards ceremony.
People around the world will be able watch Dublin's St. Patrick's Day Parade live online this year. RTÉ, Ireland's national broadcaster will be live-streaming the parade through their free international on demand player.