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# Social Networks
1 in 5 people now has a Twitter account (and 10 per cent still have a Bebo page)
An Ipsos MRBI poll has found that more than half of the population has a Facebook page – and one third use no social networking sites at all.
# Innovation
Careers clinic: How some graduates use innovative 'campaigns' to land a job
Multimedia campaigns, networking events, online pitches and a ‘Hire Me’ t-shirt: David Wogan decided to treat his job search as a mass-marketing project.
# LinkedIn
LinkedIn says all accounts secure again after password hack
An FBI investigation is now under way after almost 6.5million passwords were breached last week.
# Explainer
Explainer: what do this week’s password leaks mean for you?
What exactly does ‘hashed’ and ‘salted’ mean? And after breaches for LinkedIn, eHarmony and this week, how can you make your password stronger?
# Passwords
Music site urges users to change password in latest breach - has yours been leaked?
There’s now a way to check if your LinkedIn or eHarmony passwords were among those hacked, while is the latest site with security problems.
# Passwords
First LinkedIn, now eHarmony's passwords 'compromised'
The dating site has said that a small number of its users have been affected, while it’s reported that a total of eight million ‘hashed’ passwords have been posted online.
# LinkedIn
Almost 6.5million LinkedIn passwords apparently leaked online
A hacker in Russia claims to have gained access to millions of passwords and is seeking help in removing the encryption.
# Social Networking
More people in Ireland now have Facebook, Twitter
Almost 20 per cent of pensioners now have a Facebook account.
# Jobs
In pictures: 13 of the weirdest real-life job applications
From topless photos to Donald Trump role plays, here are some of the ways people tried to make their applications stand out…
# crackdown
Tech giants join forces to end phishing emails
Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo, and PayPal are among the companies which have started a tough new approach to stopping scam emails.
Column: Will Ireland block the internet to save CDs?
Paul Quigley, co-founder of a site which tracks the sharing of news stories through social media, warns that changes in Irish legislation could shut down any site that ‘interacts’ with the internet.
Column: We have the tech entrepreneurs - now we need to keep them here
Fine Gael TD Eoghan Murphy wants to press his own government to support Irish tech start-ups – without attaching too many strings.
# Social Media
Social media use in Ireland no longer growing, poll finds
The number of people using Facebook has fallen slightly – but is still almost half the adult population.
# Social Media
Airline lets passengers pick seats based on other passengers' Facebook profiles
Want to choose who you’re sitting beside? A Dutch airline is letting passengers share their Facebook and LinkedIn profiles before picking a seat.
# LinkedIn
One to avoid: most overused word on Irish LinkedIn profiles is... motivated
Here’s the top 10 most overused words, or in other words, the ones you should avoid on your LinkedIn profile…
# DWS7
Tech leaders land in the city for Dublin Web Summit
Day one of the Dublin Web Summit brought some positivity to the capital as global tech leaders shared their wisdom.
# social
Angry Birds CEO coming to Dublin for web summit
Mikael Hed will join senior execs from LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube at the second annual Dublin Web Summit.
# foursquare
Mayor of the White House: Obama on Foursquare
US President joins location-based social network – so on which Internet hangout will he pop up next?
# Networkers
Students '12 times more likely' to communicate through Facebook than email
A survey commissioned by Blue Coat Systems says only 6 per cent of students would choose email as their first method of contact.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Sunday
In your Fix tonight: Labour picks its president; the cost of a second Greek bailout; the former government minister and the social network; The Boss looses his Big Man; and the dog who loves a riot.
# Job hunt
Former government minister uses LinkedIn to find jobs
Noel Dempsey has found work advising local authorities since leaving government.
# LinkedIn
"Monstrous interest" in LinkedIn shares on first day of trading
The 95 per cent surge on the first day’s trading is seen as a good sign for other social networking companies.
# Tony
Want your baby to be a CEO? Name him Tony, or her Deborah
Social networking site LinkedIn has produced a list of the top CEO names around the world, and Tony is the number one name for Irish bosses.
# LinkedIn
LinkedIn announces 100 jobs for Dublin
Online professional network to expand its Dublin base over the coming year.
# LinkedIn
LinkedIn list shows top over-used words in professional profiles
Are you motivated, a team player, and a problem solver? If so, best avoid saying it on your LinkedIn profile….