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# Social Networks

All time
# Donald Trump
Twitter suspends 70,000 accounts linked to QAnon conspiracy
The social network began suspending accounts last Friday.
# insight
Then and now: How Ireland and the business world have changed from 2010 to 2020
Irish business leaders give their take on the influential innovations, ideas and tech that shaped the decade.
# bebo stunnah
How Much of a Bebo Stunnah Were You?
Gimme a luv.
# bebo stunnah
Here's how to get those old Bebo photos back
Don’t worry, you don’t need your password.
# first profiler
Here's why people are sharing their first Facebook profile photos
Your old Facebook photos are about to come back to haunt you.
# Bebo
This is not a drill: Bebo is back*
(*But not as you remember it.)
# Ask and answer
What happens on
From the banal to the bizarre to the bullying.
# ello ello
Here is everything you need to know about the 'anti-Facebook' social network Ello
The new social network is all over the internet today, but what is it?
# antisocial network
Gardaí investigated for behaviour on personal social media accounts
The investigations come on foot of a new internal policy on personal social media use.
# cannot function
Facebook briefly went down and no one could cope
Say it ain’t SO.
# old school
The most popular messaging service among Irish adults isn't WhatsApp or Viber...
It’s actually one that’s been around much longer.
# bebo stunnah
11 ways you mortified yourself on Bebo
Share the luv.
# mail xx
8 pointless social media interactions that need to stop right now
And we’re all guilty.
# Snoop Logs
Private answers: Irish people are now less worried about social media security
Over two-thirds of people feel they have had their privacy breached, with a rise in unsolicited emails and texts.
# Social Networks
Revenue is NOT snooping on your Facebook page
But they are still tracking tax dodgers. Here’s how.
# Courts
Be careful what you tweet: British social media users face fines
Facebook and Twitter users got official Government warning from today on discussing details of ongoing court cases.
# no filter
13 moments from Irish people's Instagrams you'll definitely recognise
#NoOffence intended.
# rage
12 words that should be banned from all social networks
OK, a couple of them are actually phrases.
# vainstagram
7 websites renamed for the actual reasons we visit them
Painfully accurate.
# 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.
# Social Networks
'20,000 hashtags, Twitter handles linked to terrorism in 2012', says group
The Simon Wiesenthal Centre is pressing Twitter and Facebook to deal with the situation.
Column: Restricting young people's access to social networks would be a huge mistake
It would be foolish to overlook the amazing opportunities social networks and other digital tools present for young people just because older generations are intimated by change, writes Dr Stephen Brennan.
# Cyberbullying
63 per cent of people think schools should ban smartphones and social networks
The National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals is calling on social networks to work with schools and take a great role in tackling bullying.
# kick the habit
Quitting smoking? New campaign uses social media to encourage people to quit
A map tracks the number of tweets sent across Ireland every week about quitting smoking – and asks people to support anyone trying to give up.
# 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.
# Explainer
Can you get arrested for things you say on Facebook and Twitter?
Short answer: yes.
# pinterest
"Pinterest is a phenomenon that's extraordinary," says Google M&A chief
David Lawee, Google’s mergers and acquisitions chief, is clearly impressed with the pinboard site.
# standards
RTE brought in new journalism guidelines today - what's in them?
RTE editorial staff will be trained in the new guidelines, including how they should use social media and the internet in their reporting.
# 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.
# X Factor
X Factor USA viewers can now vote using Twitter
They can also use Facebook – and are allowed to submit up to 50 votes from each account.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Thursday
Catch up on the day’s biggest stories and the bits and pieces you may have missed…
# Riots
Social network chiefs meet British government, police over riots
A spokeswoman for the Home Office said there was “no suggestion” that the sites would be closed down.
# Google Plus
Everything you need to know about Google Plus
This week Google introduced its own social networking service which it promises will revolutionise online communication. So what’s it all about?
# Social Animals
We 'Like' this: Irish are fourth biggest users of social networks
The European survey also finds that over 80 per cent of us believe that disclosure of personal information is now part of modern life.
# Facebook
The Social Bubble? Facebook loses users in US, Canada and UK
New statistics show that Facebook lost almost eight million users in the United States, Canada and UK in May 2011.