Posts Tagged ‘ Social Networking ’

The Intrusion Of Social Networking


Social Networking website Facebook offers international communication for all its users, seemingly for free; but as we all know- nothing comes free in this world. Facebook users on mobile devices such as phone are now unable to access the messaging service unless they install the new splintered app. Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg intends to monetise the app, apparently at the cost of the user. This move goes against everything social networking stands for – but it is not the most concerning aspect of the newly formatted service.

The app promises that it is faster than the built in messenger system and Facebook boast that they have seen 20% of messengers are responding quicker. This is an interesting claim from the multi-billion dollar company considering that Facebook uses an instant message system. How can a message be received any quicker than instantly? The only way instant messages can be responded to any quicker is if the notification system is improved to deliver notice of the message received and that would not require a new, separate app from Facebook – which is what the new messenger system is. Continue reading

Why Women Are The Real Power Behind Social Media


We had fun checking social media demographics surveys from different credible sources like Pew Research Center and Burst Media and we were able to pluck out some distinct patterns that suggest women are taking over social media and we’ve turned the data into a nice infographic.

The infographic shows that women not only use social media more often than men, but they use these sites in more ways.  More women also use the top social media sites and they dominate the visual-type social websites, which are the fastest growing social networks today. No site establishes women’s dominance in social media more than  Pinterest, where 33% of U.S. women online access Pinterest (for men it’s only 8%). Continue reading

FBI Shut Down Drugs And Hitman Hiring Website


The FBI has shut down an online black market used to buy drugs and hire hitmen, arresting the mastermind in the process.

29 year old Ross William Ulbricht is accused of “controlling and overseeing all aspects” of hidden website Silk Road, as well as plotting to kill another person who was trying to extort money from him.

Ulbricht, known as Dread Pirate Roberts on the site, is also charged with drug trafficking, computer hacking and money laundering arising from his enterprise which he established to “abolish the use of coercion and aggression against mankind.” Continue reading

What Do Your Facebook Updates Say About You?


In the age of social media, people’s inner lives are increasingly recorded through the language they use online. With this in mind, an interdisciplinary group of University of Pennsylvania researchers is interested in whether a computational analysis of this language can provide as much, or more, insight into their personalities as traditional methods used by psychologists, such as self-reported surveys and questionnaires.

In a recent study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, 75,000 people voluntarily completed a common personality questionnaire through a Facebook application and made their Facebook status updates available for research purposes. The researchers then looked for overall linguistic patterns in the volunteers’ language. Continue reading

Bruton Welcomes Dublin Twitter Expansion


Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD today welcomed the announcement by Twitter that it will double the size of its European headquarters in Dublin by end 2014, creating an additional 100 jobs.

Minister Bruton has met senior Twitter executives at their California headquarters in recent years to discuss expansion plans to Ireland. This project is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland. Continue reading

Sister Of Cyber Bullying Victim Takes Her Own Life

erin-shannon-galla_1139163tThe teenage sister of a schoolgirl who took her own life less than two months ago has died.

Shannon Gallagher (15) was found dead in Co Donegal last night just months after her sister Erin (13) took her own life.

It is believed she had also killed herself.

The sisters from Ballybofey had attended Finn Valley College in Stranorlar, where it is believed some incidents of bullying took place.

Erin had posted comments on Ask.FM, a controversial social networking site before her death on October 27, reacting to people she claimed had been bullying her.

Investigations were launched into claims that she had been a victim of cyber bullying, similar to instances endured by Phoebe Prince, Ciara Pugsley and Lara Burns.

A crisis incident team has been put in place at Finn Valley College after staff were notified of Shannon’s death and Donegal VEC are now seeking to implement stringent support measures at the second level school.

A Garda spokesperson said Shannon was found in a townland known as Stranamuck, several miles from her home.

Company Offers Twitter Friends For Sale

Are you new to the Twitter scene and looking to increase your popularity? Or are you simply a veteran of the social networking site who is frustrated at having lack of followers despite your constant tweeting?

InterTwitter have come up with a solution that meets the answer to both of these questions.

The company have started selling Twitter followers in a new initiative which is as odd as it is popular. This new initiative has proved something of a masterstroke for the company who are recording vast sales.

InterTwitter offer various bulk packages for follower hungry Twits with the cheapest package costing $14 for 1,000 new followers. Other packages include $26 for 2,500 followers, $43 for 5,000 followers and $65 for 10,000 followers.

Specialist bulk prices are also available for crazed Twitter users with the most expensive being the $487 price tag applicable for 100,000 followers.

Don’t get too upset if your popularity doesn’t increase instantly as most packages take 3-7 days to be delivered.

The company has built up a large list of followers who have agreed to follow anyone who buys their packages. All customers receive a one year follower retention warranty and no exchange of passwords is required.

You can view a sample of who will be following you by visiting @intertwitr on the site (note the difference in the spelling of the company name and their Twitter account).

The marketing firm see themselves as advocates and the future and believe they possess the tools required to make small businesses mainstream.

On a personal level though, the site has been known to help take numerous projects and personal accounts off the ground.

So whether your feeling lonely and want a year’s supply of friends or simply want to increase knowledge of your business or product, InterTwitter certainly seems the way forward.

There are also a number of other websites and companies offering a similar service.

@Irishnewsreview has evidently not bought any package from InterTwitter!