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# Social Networking
The social election: A €100k Facebook splurge by FF & FG ... and Michael Healy-Rae wins Instagram
We take a closer look at the online battle for votes.
# rantin' and ravin'
We asked you to tell us what really grinds your gears on social media, and you didn't hold back
‘The boy did good’ is high on the list.
'One of the worst years of my life': Woman awarded €8k in unfair dismissal case
The woman criticised the firm’s attitude towards her mental health, as she had postnatal depression after her child was born.
# Cyber Safety
32% of Irish children are talking to strangers online every week
Over half of nine year olds are on social media despite age restrictions, a new survey has found.
# lurkers
It's official - Facebook makes you miserable, according to new research
People’s emotional life improves significantly when they quit the social network for a week, a study found.
# liked and shared
This is how Facebook plans to crack down on fake news
The company said it will be focusing on the “worst of the worst” offenders and partnering with outside fact-checkers to sort honest news reports from made up stories.
# fail whale
Twitter's founder was accidentally banned from the website
Co-founder Dorsey returned as chief executive last year but has yet to ignite growth.
# Popularity contest
There seems to be no escape from Facebook's dominance
It has two of the most popular messaging apps among Irish users with FB Messenger taking first place.
# who's birthday is it
8 social disasters that would happen if Facebook stayed down
A harrowing ten minutes.
# Good Luck Zuck
Mark Zuckerberg has written a lovely letter about his wife's miscarriages
He announced that his wife Priscilla is pregnant.
# Russia
Woman who set up site for Russian LGBT teens is fined for "gay propaganda"
Yelena Klimova (26) said she will appeal the verdict.
# irl
Comedian takes to the streets to practice social networking skills in real life with cringey results
“I’d like to endorse you for your coffee making skills.”
# Blocked
Twitter is making it easier for you to report nasty comments
The website is also improving its system for blocking accounts – and this is just the first step.
# Silicon Valley
Twitter share drop: It may be evolving, but not fast enough and nothing like Facebook
Analysts say investors want to see more rapid change at the social network.
# Winning
12 brilliantly sarcastic comebacks to Facebook posts
Er, nice status update.
# love u hun
It's official. Everybody hates happy couples on Facebook
Baby, think twiiiice… before you post.
# yo app
Everyone is talking about this app that only lets you say 'Yo'
# don't ask
New feature lets you 'ask' your Facebook friends about their relationship status
A new ‘ask’ button has popped up on Facebook pages – here’s what it’s all about.
Column: What is the psychological impact of spending so much time in 'cyberspace'?
There are serious legal, ethical and philosophical challenges to protecting children in this technological age, writes Mary Aiken.
# oh dear God
Your Facebook search history is a thing of nightmares
Here’s how to get rid of it.
# mail xx
8 pointless social media interactions that need to stop right now
And we’re all guilty.
# today i learned
Everything you needed to know about Reddit but were too afraid to ask
Your guide to getting the most out of it. Subreddits, the lingo and upvotes, oh my!
Column: Facebook's early childhood was... complicated.
Our relationship with Facebook has waxed and waned over these years as we oscillate between loving, adoring and depending on it, to needing to self-impose several ‘breaks’ from it as it drives us crazy, writes Colman Noctor.
Column: Sorry politicians, you can’t avoid social media – people no longer accept being ‘talked at’
The political class have realised the importance of a digital economy – but, they also need to realise the importance of building a digital democracy, writes Niall Devitt.
# sleuthing
Here's how to unearth your first ever tweet
And anyone else’s too.
# Viral
Is Facebook an 'infectious disease that will die out'?
Two PhD candidates at Princeton University seem to think so.
# inbox of doom
Are these horrors awaiting you in your Facebook "Other" inbox?
It’s scarier than a horror movie in there.
# Tax
Revenue using social networks to catch tax dodgers
If you’re not paying tax, probably best not to tweet about it.
# dail fail
18 of the funniest Irish Twitter political commentators you should follow in 2014
If you like your politics with a side of humour, that is.
# Snap Happy
12 reasons Snapchat is worth way more than $3 billion
Back off Facebook!
Column: Do you 'compartmentalise' your life on social media?
Is Facebook for friends and Twitter for the truth? Molly Garboden writes about how showing different sides to yourself to different people is a trick as old as time.
# Social Networking
11 per cent of people in Ireland now have Snapchat (but just 3% have Vine)
The latest snapshot of social media habits in Ireland has thrown up some interesting figures.
# Social Networking
These graphs show you what social media sites Irish people are using
Over a third of the country don’t use social networking websites but the number of Facebook and Twitter users is on the rise.
# is this working?
Hashtags on #Facebook are now working in Ireland
The social networking site has finally followed Twitter and Instagram in enabling hashtags.
# China
Here's why you can't search for 'yellow duck' on a Chinese website
The term has been blocked on the country’s most popular social networking site Weibo which is similar in style to Twitter.
# Yahoo!
Yahoo! approves deal to buy Tumblr in $1.1bn takeover - report
The Wall Street Journal says Yahoo! directors have approved the ambitious takeover of the popular social platform.
# Facebook
Vin Diesel: Facebook 'owes me billions of dollars'
The ‘Fast & Furious’ actor reckons his pre-eminence in building a big following on the site has led the way.
# Networking
Facebook testing system where users pay to contact celebrities: report
It’s said that users could be charged up to €12.60 to send direct messages to the inbox of high-profile users.
# Facebook
Facebook to unveil new 'home' on Android screens
Facebook is expected to unveil a modified version of Android, which will be more deeply integrated with the social network.
# Facebook
Facebook is changing the news feed... yes, again
Yep… again. The new design will make it easier to split your friends’ updates from pages you follow.