Author Archive | Michele Neylon

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Aer Lingus and Alitalia Exchange Virtual Blows During Soccer Match

Unless you’ve been living on another planet for the last 24 hours you’ll know that last night Ireland beat Italy 1-0. During the match there was, as usual, a lot of activity on social media. One of the more amusing Twitter exchanges was between Ireland’s Aer Lingus and Italy’s Alitalia. https://twitter.com/Alitalia/status/745635810200948736 .@Alitalia Bring it on. […]

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IIA Net Visionary Awards Nominations Now Open

This year’s Irish Internet Association (IIA) Net Visionary Awards are now open for business. As always it’s 100% free to enter the Net Visionaries. This year’s event will again be held in the RDS in Dublin. Here’s the official release: The dot ie Net Visionary Awards 2016, one of the most hotly-contested awards for digital […]

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WhatsApp Turns On End To End Encryption

Earlier today WhatsApp did something pretty interesting. They turned on “end-to-end encryption” for all their users. As far as users of WhatsApp are concerned the interface and user experience hasn’t changed, though you now have the option to get “security notifications”. You can turn on this new feature via the WhatsApp mobile app by going […]

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Bohemian Rhapsody Played On A Dot Matrix Printer

If you’re old enough your first printer was probably a dot matrix one. Remember waiting for ages for those pages to print? Remember the noise? Well some creative types have managed to hack a dot matrix printer to play music and the result isn’t bad at all. Here’s a rendition of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody as […]

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Social Media In #GE16

Today Ireland went to the polls to vote in the general election. There is less than an 10 minutes of voting left at time of writing. As could be expected the tech giants have “done their bit”. Twitter has turned on a special emoji for the day: While Twitter users have been using the hashtag #GE16 […]

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