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Facebook Messages
Social Media

New Facebook messaging system rolling out

We've heard some reports in the last hour that the new Facebook messaging system has started rolling out to some users. We reported on the system in November of last year when it was first announced. Essentially it's a simple communication tool that integrates many different formats including email, chat, and SMS.
Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny
Web

Fine Gael’s website hacked

The website of Irish political party Fine Gael has been hacked by a group calling themselves ‘Anonymous’. The attack took place yesterday evening, with the website still not operational.
Postman Patrick sand
Meme

The Postman Patrick series [Videos]

Since all Postman Patrick videos were removed from YouTube last week, we've been searching for an alternative source. Thankfully all videos have been uploaded to Facebook, so we've collated and embedded them here in one location on The Sociable for your convenience.
Number six
Web

IPv6, Ireland, and the future of the internet

A lot of debate has been circulating in recent months about the subject of IPv6 and how it will be the saviour of the internet as we know it. In this article we try to explain what exactly IPv6 is, why it’s so important for the continued success of the internet, and how prepared Ireland is for its imminent deployment.
Facebook ads
Business

Google and Facebook fight it out over your homepage

Over the next few of weeks profiles for the social network's half-billion members will be changed to include a link prompting them to set Facebook.com as their browser's default homepage. Facebook hopes this will increase the amount of time users spend on the site and bolster the site's already impressive €60 million ($80 million) ad revenue.
MySpace/Facebook integration
Social Media

MySpace to get Facebook integration

Is MySpace about to be get Facebook integration? The media in San Fransisco have all been invited to a joint announcement from MySpace CEO, Mike Jones, and Facebook VP of Partnerships and Platform Marketing, Dan Rose, that will take place tonight.
Go Daddy: .CO now default domain
Web

.CO domains on the verge of mainstream

.CO domains are about to go mainstream as domain registry site Go Daddy makes .CO domains the default option for new registrations. This change is fairly significant as Go Daddy accounts for nearly fifty percent of all internet domain registrations.