Archive for the ‘online presence’ Category

Map of Ireland with broadband

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Ireland off line have come up with a map of ireland, in relation to boradband, Might be worth checking out, if your trying to get good broadband.

Internet Safer Internet Day (SID) today!

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

It’s Internet Safer Internet Day (SID) it is organised by Insafe in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially amongst children and young people across the world.

Have a look and find more details on

Getting you tweets in a twist and the curse of validating your sources

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Poor RTE the Irish national (Dublin based) broadcaster, It’s finding it tough these days, there all twittered out up there in RTE, Unfortunately the have discovered that, All it takes to get a twitter account is a e-mail and a free twitter handle, and anyone can be a user, even some one who is not who they really are! Its a pity that social media is actually social and just like the caller at the door that says he’s from the “Gas company” and he isn’t and he robs your house, the same can occur on the Internet. Only this time the fun is that you don’t need a fake ID card or a face, you just need a twitter and some journalists that don’t investigate their sources, and a presidential debate by a Dublin based “national broadcaster” station.


RTE should probably look at Twitter’s support page titled “About Verified Accounts” ( there is a section there about getting a verified account, it sounds like RTE didn’t do this. They could have Googled “how to create a fake twitter account” and it would have given them an insight in to how people can fake twitter accounts. I just worry that news sources are starting to use social media for reporting instead of using reporters for reporting, Or even worse that the reporters are not now doing the reporting work, or starting to become “social media experts”.