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Analysis on how technology impacts society from around the web, by The Sociable

Google Insights Jesus Loves You
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The most searched term on Google News in UK & Ireland during 2010 – “jesus loves you”

“Jesus loves you” was the most searched term on Google News in the UK and Ireland in 2010, according to Google Insights for Search. In Ireland the term was 20 times more popular than “ireland“, the next highest ranking term. “Jesus loves you” even outranked search terms such as “gerry ryan“, “weather” and “haiti“. In the UK it was 10 times more popular than the second search term “news“.
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Watch the solstice sunrise over Newgrange live

While our North American friend will be treated to a rare total lunar eclipse on Tuesday, during which the sky will turn blood red, Irish eyes will be set on the midwinter sunrise. On Tuesday the Irish broadcaster RTÉ will be live streaming the annual illumination of Newgrange passage online from 8:55am.
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Google Editions to launch within weeks?

According to an article published in the Wall Street Journal today Google is weeks away from launching its long awaited digital book retail project known as Google Editions. The article states that the service from Google will launch this month in the US, and internationally within the first quarter of 2011.
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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.
Eircom Spiders
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Winners of The Spiders 2010 announced

Congratulations to all those who won at last night’s Eircom Spiders in the Burlington Hotel, Dublin. Fota Wildlife scooped the prestigious Grand Prix, as well as winning the Best Travel and Tourism Website award.
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Three new features in Google Docs

In a blog post on the official Google Docs blog three new Google Docs features have been announced and will be made available over the coming days: auto-corrections, LaTex in equations, and images in spreadsheet cells.
Go Daddy: .CO now default domain
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.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.
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Sharing made easy with Firefox and F1

Mozilla, the makers of the popular web browser Firefox, have released an add-on designed to make sharing content on the web “easy, safe and fast”. The new service, called F1, is an effort by Mozilla to combat the unsightly and confusing array of share buttons found on the majority of today’s websites.
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