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Business

In conversation with Mark Krieger, President & Co-founder of TweetRoost

You may call him defiant, or foolhardy, but in one week Mark Krieger will do something that would make most bank managers wince, he will launch his latest start-up. His new application, TweetRoost, is a multiuser-oriented Twitter client designed to help “individuals and groups efficiently monitor, assign, categorize, save and analyze tweets from one or multiple Twitter accounts”.
Fund:it website
Social Media

Ireland’s first crowdfunding network, fund:it, is launched

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.
St Patrick's Festival logo 2011
Web

What’s happening online for the 2011 St Patrick’s Festival

You would think that the Irish would have little reason to celebrate the son of a European tax collector but, come March 17, that is just what the country, and the world, will do. To find out what is happening online we spoke to the organisers of the 2011 St Patrick’s Festival to see what digital events are planned this March.
Libya pulls plug on internet via @labovit/@arbornetworks
Web

Can Libya’s government bring down URL shortener bit.ly?

Following successful mass protests in Tunisia and Egypt thousands of protesters have been taking part in demonstrations in Libya, which included a “Day of Anger” on Friday. However, concerns have been raised that if Gaddafi’s government were to shut down internet access, as happened in Egypt, bit..ly links, which are shared by millions of twitter users every day, will become unusable.
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Social Media

TED Conversations brings industry experts and social networkers together

Some of the first questions raised on TED Conversations, the topic lead social network by TED Media, the world-famous public lecture forum, will finish in just under one hour. TED Conversations is a social network which connects web users with some of the top industry minds from diverse areas such as game design, politics, economic development, digital technology and many others.
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.
Facebook messages home
Social Media

Facebook Messages, what it does and how to use it

As we reported earlier in the month Facebook Messages is being rolled out across Ireland. A new batch of users had the service activated in the past day. But many are still wondering what Facebook Messages is and how to use it. Our simple guide will fill you in on the important bits of this simple but powerful addition to Facebook.
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Business

SME and social media, for hits StumbleUpon is good but Facebook is better

Statistics, it is said, are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital. Earlier this month TNW reported, quoting Statcounter Global stats, that StumbleUpon had surpassed Facebook in the US as the site that created the most social media referrers. The article also reported it was the second most popular traffic-generating site globally after Facebook.
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