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  • Kerry native selected for #TwitterFiction festival - Digital Times | Digital Times
    on Twitter from March 12 16 Over 50 writers from 11 countries will present their mix of fictional stories on Twitter all in real time Rebecca Kemp REKemp1 from Tralee Co Kerry has been selected as a featured author in the TwitterFiction festival Kemp will Tweet her story entitled The incredible shrinking woman from 10am to 12pm GMT on Sunday the 16th of March The story charts a woman s experience of shrinking on Twitter the first Tweet will take 140 characters and subsequent Tweets It will be interesting to see how this festival pans out Follow it at TwFictionfest Related posts 14 year old coder develops Winterval Festival app Is Twitter on the verge of becoming a real time global marketplace Twitterfiction Twitter writing Stephen Conmy Editor writer content specialist digital consultant and event organiser Read more by Stephen Conmy Follow Stephen Conmy on Follow Stephen Conmy on twitter Follow Stephen Conmy on facebook Follow Stephen Conmy on linkedin Partners Follow us on twitter Follow us on facebook Follow us on linkedin Subscribe to our feed Search DT Articles Stephen Conmy editor of Digital Times is now editor of ThinkBusiness ie Go to ThinkBusiness ie for your business needs

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/kerry-native-selected-as-a-featured-author-in-twitterfiction-festival/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Pop – the next big thing in mobile messaging? - Digital Times | Digital Times
    s next in the world of messaging and networking and sharing on mobile We have Twitter for sharing information Facebook for modest boasting and Snapchat for saucy shenanigans but what about something completely different Pop is a new iPhone app from the firm behind Zeega and the basic principle of the app is simple users can take a photo or video and then combine this media with a GIF Creating this media GIF combination is creating a Pop You then share your Pop with your networks There s a hunger to be able to create in the moment said Jesse Shapins co founder of Zeega and Pop There s a unique power that mobile technology gives us today to record in the moment as well as be connected to the web Is Pop the next mobile craze We ll have to wait and see but it has a pretty good chance of becoming popular GIFs are very popular and having the ability to mash up serious photos or videos with silly GIFs could be like catnip for a certain mobile first generation who grew up communicating using a smartphone Related posts There s only one screen for the young and it s mobile Instagram video generates six times more mobile traffic than Vine 89 of Irish smartphone users browse their phone watching TV The top three latest mobile phone technologies for SMEs Pop Snapchat social media social messaging social networking Twitter Zeega Emma Read more by Emma Follow Emma on Follow Emma on twitter Follow Emma on facebook Follow Emma on linkedin Partners Follow us on twitter Follow us on facebook Follow us on linkedin Subscribe to our feed Search DT Articles Stephen Conmy editor of Digital Times is now editor of ThinkBusiness ie Go to ThinkBusiness ie for your

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/pop-the-next-big-thing-in-mobile-messaging/ (2016-02-11)
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  • The power of storytelling - IAB's annual conference - Digital Times | Digital Times
    and Twitter IAB Ireland s annual conference is taking place at Chartered Accountants House Pearse Street Dublin 2 on Thursday 20th February from 8 30 12 30 The theme of this year s conference is Digital Branding the power of storytelling There will be speakers from Adroll Diageo Facebook Mindshare Worldwide Quantcast IAB s Search Council and Twitter Places are booking out fast so to book and for more details go here Related posts ActivAge conference to explore healthy ageing technologies Google and Facebook designer Paul Adams to speak at NCAD conference Bill Melinda Gates Foundation to sponsor Irish mobile health conference 10 ways Facebook changed the world in 10 years conference IAB IAB Connect Ireland online advertising Stephen Conmy Editor writer content specialist digital consultant and event organiser Read more by Stephen Conmy Follow Stephen Conmy on Follow Stephen Conmy on twitter Follow Stephen Conmy on facebook Follow Stephen Conmy on linkedin Partners Follow us on twitter Follow us on facebook Follow us on linkedin Subscribe to our feed Search DT Articles Stephen Conmy editor of Digital Times is now editor of ThinkBusiness ie Go to ThinkBusiness ie for your business needs News feed Top stories in your inbox

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/the-power-of-storytelling-iabs-annual-conference/ (2016-02-11)
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  • 10 ways Facebook changed the world in 10 years - Digital Times | Digital Times
    music breaking news advertising and retail In 2008 Facebook launches Chat an instant messaging service for users and in December of that year opens its EMEA HQ in Dublin It has 145 million users by year s end 5 In February 2009 Facebook introduces the Like button which quickly itself becomes a kind of currency for marketers and brands By December of that year Facebook has 360 million users 6 In 2010 Facebook Places where users can share their location in real time is launched By year s end the platform had 608 million users 7 In August 2011 US President Barack Obama vists Facebook s HQ in Palo Alto California A month later Facebook launches Timeline and by December there are 845 million registered users 8 2012 is perhaps Facebook s busiest year In February it files for its first Initial Public Offering IPO and then in April it shocks the world by buying the mobile app Instagram for 1 billion in cash and shares In May the company goes public and starts selling shares and by October it has reached the golden 1 000 million one billion user mark a record for any media platform in history 9 At the start of 2013 Facebook launches Graph Search a product to challenge Google and provide users with precise answers to questions Zuckerberg says he wants to take on Google and built the planet s dominant search engine 10 In February 2014 Facebook turns 10 years old It launches Facebook Paper an app that looks like a media mix of Twitter and Flipboard Facebook com now has over 1 1 billion active users 680 million of which are mobile users One out of 12 people on the planet has a Facebook profile there are over 5 800 Facebook employees worldwide

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/10-ways-facebook-changed-the-world-in-10-years/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Journalists hired to blog and tweet Aviva stadium news - Digital Times | Digital Times
    r of the Irish Daily Mail s rugby columnist Hugh Farrelly the former League of Ireland player and RTÉ pundit Alan Cawley presenter Daniella Moyles and the Irish Independent s soccer reporter Daniel McDonnell The four will be constantly updating the Aviva stadium social media channels with content relevant to the stadium the Irish international rugby and soccer teams Aviva s grassroots sports programmes and any upcoming concerts at the venue says Aviva in a statement Aviva stadium currently has over 112 000 Facebook fans and 15 000 followers on Twitter We already have excellent numbers on our social media sites but the focus now is to create quality content for everyone who is logging on says Mark Russell sponsorship manager Aviva Ireland Related posts Is Google really Ireland s third most popular social network Irish business leaders more digitally engaged than rest of population Mobile apps won t make money unless they are exceptional aviva blogging social media Twitter Stephen Conmy Editor writer content specialist digital consultant and event organiser Read more by Stephen Conmy Follow Stephen Conmy on Follow Stephen Conmy on twitter Follow Stephen Conmy on facebook Follow Stephen Conmy on linkedin Partners Follow us on twitter

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/editorial-team-hired-to-blog-and-tweet-aviva-stadium-news/ (2016-02-11)
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  • €1.75 million to fully digitise the National Folklore Collection - Digital Times | Digital Times
    history recorded in 1937 38 by Irish schoolchildren in counties Dublin Mayo Donegal and Waterford The material part of the National Folklore Collection at UCD comprises over 500 000 pages recorded by some 50 000 school children in over 5 000 schools in 26 participating counties It was recently announced that 1 75 million of new funding provided by the Department of Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht and UCD will also go into the main phase of digitising the rest of Ireland s National Folklore Collection The National Folklore Collection at UCD is one of the largest folklore collections in the world The collection comprises ca two million manuscript pages ca 500 000 index cards ca 12 000 hours of sound recordings ca 80 000 photographs and ca 1000 hours of video material I have spent almost forty years working with the National Folklore Collection and the fact that it is on the road to digitisation and global access represents the fulfilment of a long term vision The true potential of the project will only be realised in future decades and cannot be fully imagined today says An tOllamh Ríonach uí Ógáin UCD School of Irish Celtic Studies Irish Folklore and Linguistics and the director of the National Folklore Collection at UCD Related posts New daily deals site aims to raise 2 million for charity Over one million people in Ireland now on LinkedIn iPad sales 145 million and counting but Jobs thought it would fail archives digital archives Duchas Nation al Folklore Collection UCD Stephen Conmy Editor writer content specialist digital consultant and event organiser Read more by Stephen Conmy Follow Stephen Conmy on Follow Stephen Conmy on twitter Follow Stephen Conmy on facebook Follow Stephen Conmy on linkedin Partners Follow us on twitter Follow us on facebook Follow

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/e1-75-million-to-fully-digitise-the-national-folklore-collection/ (2016-02-11)
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  • From a Tiny idea another big Rose? - Digital Times | Digital Times
    blogging platform He s looking for feedback He s not actively building this new platform just yet it s called Tiny by the way but he has worked with Marc Hemeon a YouTube designer and Synack founder Bjoern Zinssmeister to get a prototype up and running The idea is to allow people a pixilated view of a person they follow while that person posts their blogs in real time This would still allow Tiny bloggers to be relatively anonymous It s a blend of public and private with a hint of what s the person really like It could appeal to people on a simple voyeuristic level albeit ones who don t mind looking at blurred images of other people it could appeal to people who like filters on apps like Instagram it could appeal to people who want more than Twitter s limited 140 characters by which to express themselves It looks like an attempt to target Tumblr to be honest A huge amount of people on Tumblr are in the arts drama fashion erotica music film making photography etc The blurred personality of Tiny may interest them as they can give away a hint of their personality as they write but might also like to do so while wearing pajamas You can give Kevin Rose feedback on his video here on Twitter using the hashtag Tiny Video is below Related posts Watch the WebSummit live Twitter in Ireland some usage stats blogging Digg Kevin Rose Tiny Stephen Conmy Editor writer content specialist digital consultant and event organiser Read more by Stephen Conmy Follow Stephen Conmy on Follow Stephen Conmy on twitter Follow Stephen Conmy on facebook Follow Stephen Conmy on linkedin Partners Follow us on twitter Follow us on facebook Follow us on linkedin Subscribe to our feed

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/from-a-tiny-idea-another-big-rose/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Fireball Media merges with Granite Digital - Digital Times | Digital Times
    web design business with all Fireball Media s current employees joining the Granite Digital business The combined business will have combined revenues in 2014 in the region of 1 million Founded by partners Conor Buckley Seamus White Ger O Shea Robert Carpenter and Alf Smiddy in 2009 Granite started with four people and now employs 18 people while its client list has grown from five in 2009 to 175 and now includes Cork Institute of Technology Bon Secours Hospital University College Cork Munster Rugby Institute of Technology Dublin Meadows and Byrne Blarney Woollen Mills World Choice Travel and Enterprise Ireland Related posts Education Minister says Ireland caught behind the curve of the digital revolution ActivAge conference to explore healthy ageing technologies Ireland ideal location for hosting digital assets Realex Fire Web Awards looking for the beautiful and the bad cork Granite Digital merger web companies Stephen Conmy Editor writer content specialist digital consultant and event organiser Read more by Stephen Conmy Follow Stephen Conmy on Follow Stephen Conmy on twitter Follow Stephen Conmy on facebook Follow Stephen Conmy on linkedin Partners Follow us on twitter Follow us on facebook Follow us on linkedin Subscribe to our feed Search DT Articles

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/fireball-media-merges-with-granite-digital/ (2016-02-11)
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