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Social networking site with over 500 million users worldwide. The site was founded in 2004 by Mark Zuckerburg, a Harvard student at the time of founding. The company employs 1,400 and has its European, African and Middle East headquarters in Dublin.

# facebook - Saturday 19 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Why women love Sheryl Sandberg: ‘She just makes sense’ Cult Status

Why women love Sheryl Sandberg: ‘She just makes sense’

The billionaire was in town this week and the crowd loved her. But what makes Sheryl Sandberg the rock star of the business world.

# facebook - Thursday 17 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Careful now: The Department of the Environment doesn’t pull its punches on Twitter Smackdown
From Business ETC Twitter takes more inspiration from Facebook by pushing mobile app ads Mobile Ads

Twitter takes more inspiration from Facebook by pushing mobile app ads

The new ads will allow users to download apps through promoted tweets and outside the app itself.

From Business ETC Sandberg: ‘If you want to do something nice for your wife, don’t buy flowers, do the laundry’ LEAN IN

Sandberg: ‘If you want to do something nice for your wife, don’t buy flowers, do the laundry’

Sheryl Sandberg talks gender equality, women leaning in, asking for raises and not being afraid to be ambitious.

# facebook - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

From Business ETC Google buys solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace for internet project Internet Access

Google buys solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace for internet project

Facebook was in talks to buy the solar-powered drone company earlier this year, but Google has acquired them to help with its own internet initiative, Project Loon.

# facebook - Monday 14 April, 2014

From Business ETC Facebook awaits approval from Irish Central Bank for e-money service Money Transfer

Facebook awaits approval from Irish Central Bank for e-money service

If approved, it would allow Facebook users to store money on the site and use it to pay and exchange money with others.

# facebook - Saturday 12 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Facebook leads to ‘negative feelings’ and poor body image – study Social Media

Facebook leads to ‘negative feelings’ and poor body image – study

Researches in Glasgow found that it could have a more dramatic effect than traditional media.

# facebook - Friday 11 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge Women Who Eat On Tubes founder says Facebook page is ‘an art project’ Bite Me

Women Who Eat On Tubes founder says Facebook page is ‘an art project’

Tony Burke says it’s part of an observational study.

# facebook - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge 5 ways Twitter is damaging your love life Antisocial Media

5 ways Twitter is damaging your love life

First Twitter, then divorce.

# facebook - Monday 7 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: If you take photos of people without their knowledge, you’re being a creep Stranger Shaming

Column: If you take photos of people without their knowledge, you’re being a creep

We need to start taking privacy in public places seriously, starting by not sharing images made without the subject’s consent – after all, next time, it could be you, writes Fergal Crehan.

From The Daily Edge If Facebook, Twitter and Instagram took over the Game of Thrones world… Game Of Phones

# facebook - Sunday 6 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Weird Wide Web: Pranks we wish were real, an unsettling game and a high-tech Cork pub Week In Web

Weird Wide Web: Pranks we wish were real, an unsettling game and a high-tech Cork pub

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

# facebook - Friday 4 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Friday Friday

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s been talking about revelations at the Ian Bailey case, what the new Commissioner had to say… and Brucie quitting.

From Business ETC Facebook considers working on anonymous features Secrets

Facebook considers working on anonymous features

The site is experimenting with ways to allow users to log in anonymously and are said to be considering developing its own anonymity app similar to Secret.

# facebook - Thursday 3 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge US radio station plays excellent April Fool’s prank on their Facebook fans Too Long Didn't Read

US radio station plays excellent April Fool’s prank on their Facebook fans

It’s an April Fool’s prank with a lesson.

# facebook - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

From Business ETC Facebook CEO made $3.3 billion in stock options last year Windfall

Facebook CEO made $3.3 billion in stock options last year

According to regulatory documents filed on Monday, Zuckerberg has reduced his salary to $1 a year.

# facebook - Monday 31 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: We need to stop comparing ourselves to our ‘friends’ online FOMO

Column: We need to stop comparing ourselves to our ‘friends’ online

I have come to realise that although I don’t have the perfect partner, dream home or even have a car of my own, my life is just fine, writes Angharad Williams.

# facebook - Sunday 30 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Weird Wide Web: Thinking caps, the bionic Olympics and energy-creating blimps Week In Web

Weird Wide Web: Thinking caps, the bionic Olympics and energy-creating blimps

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

# facebook - Friday 28 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Government departments urged to use social media and communicate online Talk To Us

Government departments urged to use social media and communicate online

The government departments have been criticised for not utilising social media to inform the public about their work.

# facebook - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

From Business ETC Facebook shows no signs of slowing down as it now has one billion mobile users Addiction

Facebook shows no signs of slowing down as it now has one billion mobile users

Meanwhile, Instagram now has more than 200 million users signed up with 50 million signing up over the last six months.

# facebook - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

From Business ETC Facebook buys virtual reality company Oculus VR for $2 billion Virtual Insanity

Facebook buys virtual reality company Oculus VR for $2 billion

So much for Facebook being done buying companies for a while, huh?

From TheJournal.ie Column: #NoMakeupSelfies abound, but where’s the barefaced truth on social media? Barefaced Truth

Column: #NoMakeupSelfies abound, but where’s the barefaced truth on social media?

Social media has become our ‘happiness record’. Nobody wants to know about the bad stuff – the laundry piles, the messy house, the sticky kids – and we’re just adding to the pressure to be perfect, writes Sinéad Fox.

From Business ETC Ireland would be “biggest loser” in OECD tax shake-up Tax Target

Ireland would be “biggest loser” in OECD tax shake-up

Proposals to tax digital companies where user bases are located would “fundamentally change” the environment for tech giants based in Ireland.

# facebook - Sunday 23 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie “They run all kinds of lies”: Turkish PM in new tirade against Twitter & Facebook No Tweets

“They run all kinds of lies”: Turkish PM in new tirade against Twitter & Facebook

Social media networks have been flooded with recordings allegedly showing Erdogan talking with his son about hiding vast sums of money and interfering in court cases…

# facebook - Saturday 22 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge 13 people who shouldn’t be allowed to share on social media Oversharing

# facebook - Friday 21 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie This happy little boy from Dublin is more popular than Justin Bieber Lighting Up The World

This happy little boy from Dublin is more popular than Justin Bieber

A photo of Liam Caseirio has been liked on Facebook by over a million people and shared 30,000 times.

# facebook - Thursday 20 March, 2014

From Business ETC Addicted to Facebook games? You’re not the only one Addiction

Addicted to Facebook games? You’re not the only one

The site sees an average of 375 million people playing Facebook-connected games each month, just under a third of the site’s 1.2 billion members.

# facebook - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

From Business ETC Facebook develops software that can recognise faces as well as you can Face Recognition

Facebook develops software that can recognise faces as well as you can

DeepFace has a 97.25 chance of correctly identifying a face, regardless of variations in lighting or whether the person in the image is directly facing the camera.

From The Daily Edge Man mistakes club night for the Illuminati, apologises for trolling Everything Is Illuminated

Man mistakes club night for the Illuminati, apologises for trolling

Could he be the most polite troll on the internet?

From Business ETC WhatsApp co-founder assures users their privacy won’t be affected by Facebook deal Set The Record Straight

WhatsApp co-founder assures users their privacy won’t be affected by Facebook deal

The company’s co-founder Jan Koum said its goal is “knowing as little about you as possible” and it wouldn’t have accepted Facebook’s offer if they had to compromise its principles.

# facebook - Sunday 16 March, 2014

From Business ETC How to find out if someone unfriended you on Facebook Unfriendly

How to find out if someone unfriended you on Facebook

It hurts, but if you REALLY need to know…

# facebook - Friday 14 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie London police use Facebook ad in Yemen to track down suspected rapist and murderer Social Media

London police use Facebook ad in Yemen to track down suspected rapist and murderer

Twenty-three-year-old Martine Vik Magnussen was raped and murdered in London in March 2008.

From Business ETC Your Facebook news feed is going to get busier as auto-play video ads arrive Busy Busy Busy

Your Facebook news feed is going to get busier as auto-play video ads arrive

The new video ads, which will be 15 seconds long and will autoplay without sound in the news feed, will be rolled out slowly to both web and mobile users.

# facebook - Thursday 13 March, 2014

From Business ETC In a bad mood? Chances are your social networks are to blame Up And Down

In a bad mood? Chances are your social networks are to blame

New research has found that your mood can be affected by positive or negative status updates on Facebook and other social sites.

# facebook - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge 7 ways the internet has changed how we flirt This Modern Love

7 ways the internet has changed how we flirt

We Irish aren’t very gifted when it comes to flirting. The internet helps a lot.

From The Daily Edge 6 heartbreaking things that happened while Twitter was down Is Twitter Down?

# facebook - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

From Business ETC Turkish PM backtracks on his threat to ban Facebook and YouTube Censorship

Turkish PM backtracks on his threat to ban Facebook and YouTube

Recep Tayyip Erdogan said last week that the government was considering shutting down Facebook and youTube in a bid to prevent secretly wiretapped recordings from being leaked.

From TheJournal.ie Report finds most racist incidents happen during the day Online Hatred

Report finds most racist incidents happen during the day

The iReport by ENAR shows that social media is being used for racist attacks and death threats.

# facebook - Sunday 9 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Weird Wide Web: Renting out your toilet, a Bitcoin bank robbery and one of the the worst games ever – again Week In Web

Weird Wide Web: Renting out your toilet, a Bitcoin bank robbery and one of the the worst games ever – again

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

# facebook - Friday 7 March, 2014

From Business ETC Turkish PM threatens to pull the plug on YouTube and Facebook Dislike

Turkish PM threatens to pull the plug on YouTube and Facebook

In a TV interview, Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to ban the sites after a raft of online leaks added to a growing corruption scandal.

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