The future of micro-messaging

Jack Eustace examines China’s dominant messaging app and where it might be going next

The Chinese name for WeChat is Wēixìn, which translates literally to “micro-message”. The app’s actual existence stands in direct contradiction to its name, as WeChat is anything but micro.

Released in 2011 by Tencent Holdings Limited, the app presents

A throwaway problem

Caoimhe Gordon reports on the proposed governmental levy of 10 to 15 cent on each takeaway drink

During my youthful musings on the collegiate version of myself, I always pictured myself striding with purpose through the bustling city streets, clutching a takeaway cup of caffeinated fuel to get myself through the day.

Despite the fact that I

In conversation with Julian Hamilton

Trinity’s Methodist Chaplain discusses the difficulties of understanding in dangerous situations

“Preacher, pastor, connoisseur of fun dining” reads the tagline of Rev. Dr. Julian Hamilton’s blog; a well-known figure on campus, and in Trinity Hall where he is an assistant warden, Hamilton’s work as the Methodist chaplain has made him a

The Rise of Airbnb

From renting air mattresses to a multi-billion dollar company, Guy Walker traces the trials and triumphs of Airbnb

“I thought of a way to make a few bucks- turning our place into…a place to crash”, emailed Joe Gebbia to his roommate Brian Chesky. Within the decade this email had become a $31 billion company, spread across 191 countries.

A manual for murder

In print for nearly 50 years, The Anarchist’s Cookbook remains one of the most controversial pieces ever written.

Read this book, but keep in mind that the topics written
about here are illegal and constitutes a threat… This book is not for children or morons – The Anarchist’s Cookbook, page 30

The Anarchist’s Cookbook is one

Bridging the divide

Alice Forbes explores unseen perspectives of the Israel-Palestine conflict.

At the security desk at Tel Aviv Airport, having just landed, an Israeli guard asked our purpose of visit. My heart catching in my throat, I only knew what not to say: that I had come to the Middle East

The Irish men of the French Foreign Legion

Ciaran Sunderland speaks to former soldiers of the fabled French Foreign Legion and learns why the Legion is our Homeland

“Legio Patria Nostra” is the motto and bond of fraternity of the French Foreign Legion. Meaning the “Legion is our homeland,” it is a mantra the recruits go on to embody everyday of their service. There are countless stories and

Ireland’s hippest chapel

An inside look into “Chapel”; the newest way for Dublin’s youth to find their faith

On a dark Wednesday evening around half seven, a surge of young people swarm through the entrance of St. Mark’s Church, which sits tranquilly opposite the Science Gallery. Clutching shopping bags and waving to familiar faces, these clusters of young …