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Opinion: First rule of social media? Don’t engage with The Horrible People
# Shock Sharing
# Shock Sharing

Opinion: First rule of social media? Don’t engage with The Horrible People

Updated Jun 18th 2021, 3:20 PM 12,385 Views 12 Comments

Aoife Gallagher says it’s tempting to share content that horrifies you, but it only serves to amplify the hate.

# web - All time

How students at Irish universities are buying unprescribed 'study drugs' to deal with exams
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

How students at Irish universities are buying unprescribed 'study drugs' to deal with exams

Jan 8th 2017, 10:00 PM 79,862 Views 34 Comments

“Once I sat in the library for 13 hours straight and didn’t even take a break. I did my thesis in one whole night.”

After 18 years, Internet Explorer is no longer the world's most popular browser
# End Of An Era
# End Of An Era

After 18 years, Internet Explorer is no longer the world's most popular browser

May 3rd 2016, 12:24 PM 21,911 Views 33 Comments

Now Google Chrome finally rules the desktop world.

Here are nine things about the internet that Steve Jobs knew to be true - 20 years ago
# Jobs Predictor
# Jobs Predictor

Here are nine things about the internet that Steve Jobs knew to be true - 20 years ago

Mar 19th 2016, 8:45 AM 43,892 Views 19 Comments

The late, great Apple supremo had a somewhat eerie insight into how our web-dominated world was set to develop in 1996.

Your slow internet is likely stressing you out
# Broadband
# Broadband

Your slow internet is likely stressing you out

Mar 17th 2016, 10:55 AM 10,614 Views 29 Comments

And you can only imagine how those still using dial up feel right about now.

Now you will have to be cautious about misspelling websites names
# Typosquatting
# Typosquatting

Now you will have to be cautious about misspelling websites names

Mar 15th 2016, 4:47 PM 24,735 Views 18 Comments

As it could lead you to malware sites.

What the heck are cookies and what do they do?*
# TechKnowHow
# TechKnowHow

What the heck are cookies and what do they do?*

Feb 14th 2016, 11:00 AM 16,825 Views 4 Comments

*We’re talking about cookies on your browser, not the edible kind unfortunately.

Facebook looked completely different 12 years ago - here's what's changed over the years
# Lookback
# Lookback

Facebook looked completely different 12 years ago - here's what's changed over the years

Feb 4th 2016, 8:00 PM 20,356 Views 13 Comments

It’s come a long way since it was called TheFacebook.

Want to browse the web exactly like it was back in the 90s? Now you can
# Good Old Days
# Good Old Days

Want to browse the web exactly like it was back in the 90s? Now you can

Dec 4th 2015, 11:38 AM 21,751 Views 28 Comments

A lot has changed in 20 years.

This is how you check what plugins are running on your browser
# Q-tip
# Q-tip

This is how you check what plugins are running on your browser

Sep 27th 2015, 5:30 PM 15,025 Views 5 Comments

If one is having a negative effect your browsing experience, then it’s worth looking at what’s causing it.

Good news! WhatsApp web will soon be available for iPhone users
# New Connection
# New Connection

Good news! WhatsApp web will soon be available for iPhone users

Aug 19th 2015, 6:00 PM 18,809 Views 19 Comments

The web version shows instructions on how to connect with your iPhone, but the iOS app has yet to follow suit.

These are the best browsers you can get for your smartphone
# On The Go
# On The Go

These are the best browsers you can get for your smartphone

Apr 26th 2015, 8:00 PM 22,460 Views 8 Comments

Apps may be front and centre of all smartphone experiences but the humble browser is anything but irrelevant.

It's now 30 years since the first '.com' website.  My, how things have changed...
# Browsing History
# Browsing History

It's now 30 years since the first '.com' website. My, how things have changed...

Mar 14th 2015, 4:00 PM 15,937 Views 19 Comments

It’s now the dominant internet domain for major companies

Four to face trial over brutal street stabbing of chained dog
# Egypt
# Egypt

Four to face trial over brutal street stabbing of chained dog

Mar 1st 2015, 9:31 AM 22,929 Views 97 Comments

A video posted online shows men chaining the dog to a street lamp and then stabbing and hacking the terrified animal with knives.

Kenny: Me ringing the Nasdaq bell should encourage emigrants to come home
# Web Summit
# Web Summit

Kenny: Me ringing the Nasdaq bell should encourage emigrants to come home

Nov 4th 2014, 3:20 PM 14,967 Views 92 Comments

The Taoiseach rang the bell at the Web Summit in Dublin today.

World’s first live cataract surgery to be streamed from rural Malawi
# Sightsavers
# Sightsavers

World’s first live cataract surgery to be streamed from rural Malawi

Oct 8th 2014, 8:30 AM 4,850 Views 2 Comments

Winesi will undergo a life-changing operation restoring his sight today.

How to keep your child safe while they're online
# TechKnowHow
# TechKnowHow

How to keep your child safe while they're online

Sep 7th 2014, 11:00 AM 7,166 Views 5 Comments

The internet is a vast and useful tool, but for parents, it something that comes with its own drawbacks. Here is how you can ensure they stay safe while they’re online.

Watch: Find out how a URL works in the space of a minute*
# Explainer
# Explainer

Watch: Find out how a URL works in the space of a minute*

Aug 21st 2014, 7:45 AM 10,509 Views 12 Comments

*Well, one minute and 22 seconds.

'Spiderman of South Anne Street' fights off determined attacker at Gotham Café
# Web Of Violence
# Web Of Violence

'Spiderman of South Anne Street' fights off determined attacker at Gotham Café

Jul 29th 2014, 8:22 PM 63,616 Views 32 Comments

Things got a bit strange in Dublin city centre this afternoon.

There's (dubious) speculation online that the Web Summit will be bought by SXSW
# Sxsw Dublin?
# Sxsw Dublin?

There's (dubious) speculation online that the Web Summit will be bought by SXSW

Jul 24th 2014, 5:06 PM 8,955 Views 4 Comments

‘Just rumours’ says the company.

15 things every developer working in Ireland will understand
# We're Hiring
# We're Hiring

15 things every developer working in Ireland will understand

Jul 21st 2014, 3:18 PM 37,423 Views 58 Comments

*searches Stack Overflow for the answer*

Bumblebee comes to the rescue of another bee caught in a spider's web
# Bee Safe
From The Daily Edge
# Bee Safe

Bumblebee comes to the rescue of another bee caught in a spider's web

Jun 11th 2014, 7:30 PM 3,339 Views 0 Comments

He aint’ heavy…

12 reasons why Poorly Drawn Lines is so amazing
# Comical
From The Daily Edge
# Comical

12 reasons why Poorly Drawn Lines is so amazing

May 4th 2014, 11:00 AM 5,961 Views 1 Comment

If you like web comics, you’ll love Poorly Drawn Lines.

Here's why Three Word Phrase is your new favourite web comic
# Comical
From The Daily Edge
# Comical

Here's why Three Word Phrase is your new favourite web comic

Apr 27th 2014, 11:00 AM 5,844 Views 2 Comments

Get ready to chuckle.

Heartbleed causes massive online scare - but don't change your passwords just yet
# Heartbleed
# Heartbleed

Heartbleed causes massive online scare - but don't change your passwords just yet

Apr 10th 2014, 8:12 AM 19,160 Views 57 Comments

Google sites such as GMail and YouTube are clear, the company says.

The web's founder celebrates its 25th birthday by calling for net neutrality
# Neutrality
# Neutrality

The web's founder celebrates its 25th birthday by calling for net neutrality

Mar 12th 2014, 10:59 AM 6,871 Views 10 Comments

Sir Tim Berners-Lee is asking web users to press each country to develop a “digital bill of rights,” which would protect it from governments and organisations.

Open thread: What invention would you most like to see?
# 22nd Century
# 22nd Century

Open thread: What invention would you most like to see?

Mar 12th 2014, 10:47 AM 7,096 Views 92 Comments

Be as creative as you like.

25 years on from the invention of the web, this infographic shows some of us still aren't convinced...
# Unlike
# Unlike

25 years on from the invention of the web, this infographic shows some of us still aren't convinced...

Mar 11th 2014, 6:45 AM 13,914 Views 52 Comments

10,000 Garth Brooks fans can’t be wrong. Can they?

UK researchers create internet connection that could download 44 HD films in a second
# High Speed Internet
# High Speed Internet

UK researchers create internet connection that could download 44 HD films in a second

Jan 22nd 2014, 2:11 PM 11,170 Views 75 Comments

The researchers used a new “flexible grid” infrastructure which increased internet speeds to 1.4TB per second.

Plastic bullets fired as hundreds protest Turkey internet restrictions
# Istanbul
# Istanbul

Plastic bullets fired as hundreds protest Turkey internet restrictions

Jan 19th 2014, 9:15 AM 7,077 Views 12 Comments

Critics say the planned new laws would expand the government’s already tight grip on the web.

US court strikes down 'Net Neutrality' rule
# Web
# Web

US court strikes down 'Net Neutrality' rule

Jan 15th 2014, 9:13 AM 6,931 Views 18 Comments

Supporters of Net Neutrality say the decision could give major telecom operators the power to block or degrade services, while promoting their own.

Column: Gentleman and genius - remembering ‘internet elder’ Aaron Swartz
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Gentleman and genius - remembering ‘internet elder’ Aaron Swartz

Jan 10th 2014, 7:00 AM 117 Views 11 Comments

I met Aaron at Harvard when he was 24. It was immediately clear that he was not only a genius, but also a gentleman who was wise beyond his years.

LiFi uses light to beam data directly to your smartphone
# Bright Idea
# Bright Idea

LiFi uses light to beam data directly to your smartphone

Jan 9th 2014, 9:30 PM 14,141 Views 32 Comments

The technology allows LED lights to transmit data to your smartphone via light waves.

Sitdown Sunday: The 20 deadliest reads of 2013
# Sitdown Sunday
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: The 20 deadliest reads of 2013

Dec 29th 2013, 10:00 AM 18,842 Views 2 Comments

It’s been a year of great writing. Here’s the very best from around the web.

Bot visits make up 61.5 per cent of all web traffic
# Online Security
# Online Security

Bot visits make up 61.5 per cent of all web traffic

Dec 13th 2013, 12:20 PM 9,769 Views 24 Comments

The majority come from search engines and analytics tools, while malware have decreased overall.

This is how many people use Facebook in each county
# Breakdown
# Breakdown

This is how many people use Facebook in each county

Dec 10th 2013, 7:30 PM 32,212 Views 58 Comments

In 24 of the 26 counties in Ireland, less than half of people have a Facebook account.

Fallon brothers and Paddy Cosgrave honoured at Eircom Spiders
# Web Heroes
# Web Heroes

Fallon brothers and Paddy Cosgrave honoured at Eircom Spiders

Nov 29th 2013, 11:35 AM 5,725 Views 2 Comments

A Belfast foundation that helps young people through sport also claimed two awards on the night.

Global censorship could end in a decade says Google boss
# Freedom Of Speech
# Freedom Of Speech

Global censorship could end in a decade says Google boss

Nov 22nd 2013, 2:16 PM 5,961 Views 9 Comments

Eric Schmidt believes that better encryption methods will help prevent governments from restricting freedom of expression.

One in five Irish teens have accessed content that disturbed them — survey
# Web Safety
# Web Safety

One in five Irish teens have accessed content that disturbed them — survey

Nov 6th 2013, 11:04 AM 9,613 Views 33 Comments

The new study also reveals that many Irish teenagers are keeping their parents in the dark regarding their online activity.

This is what the Nasdaq bell ringing in Dublin looks like
# Web Summit
# Web Summit

This is what the Nasdaq bell ringing in Dublin looks like

Oct 30th 2013, 1:32 PM 13,023 Views 68 Comments

Taoiseach Enda Kenny became the first person to ever ring the opening bell in Ireland.

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