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.
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, an Irish crowdfunding effort supported by The Department of Arts Sports and Tourism is calling for people in the business, arts and media sectors in Ireland to submit their latest business ideas. The organisation is designed to fund these new companies without the dependence on hard-to-get bank loans but through the power of social media.
The British Foreign Office has created a Skype account to handle enquiries from UK citizens looking to leave Libya.The account, libyacharterflight, was created as the Foreign and Commonwealth Office chartered a 200 seat flight to evacuate Britons from Tripoli.
The White House have released this iconic image of US President Barack Obama’s dinner with technology business leaders last night in Woodside California. The aim of the gathering is said to promote technological innovation as a means to increase employment and boost the US economy.