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

Newspaper extinction timeline
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Newspapers to become “insignificant” in Ireland by 2027

Futurist Ross Dawson has released a “Newspaper Extinction Timeline” where he maps out how quickly we can expect newspapers to remain significant around the world. The first nations to leave behind the much loved newspaper and embrace media consumption majorly through digital devices will be the USA in 2017, followed by the UK and Iceland in 2019.
Twitter's Fail Whale
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Has #newtwitter killed the fail whale?

Since being upgraded to #newtwitter we at The Sociable have noticed that when our Twitter account is over capacity we are being presented with the message below rather than Yiying Lu's famous (or infamous) Fail Whale image.
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There is a Mozilla App store for that

Mozilla, the makers of Firefox, have released specifications for an open app store standard in the hopes to combat Apple’s domination of the lucrative apps market. Their release follows Opera’s calls on Monday for an open browser addon standard.
Opera's Logo
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Opera calls for open addon standards

The makers of Opera are calling for the creation of web opera browser addon standards. Håkon Wium Lie, the chief technology officer of Opera believes that the browser addon market needs to be standardised to help both programmers and users.
Irish Web Awards 2010 winners
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2010 Irish Web Awards winners announced

Congratulations to all the finalists and winners at last night's Irish Web Awards in the Mansion House, Dublin. The Irish Times scooped the prestigious Grand Prix award, as well as the award for Best online Publication.
Irish Web Awards 2010
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Irish Web Awards 2010 shortlists announced

Shortlists for the Irish Web Awards 2010 have been announced with over 700 unique entries in 28 different categories. The preliminary round of judging has taken place with all shortlisted entries now published on their website.
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