The future of micro-messaging

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 itself as China’s “super-app for everything”. Currently with over 980 million active users, WeChat […]

Players, Positivity and Pantos: An Interview with James Patrice Butler

James Patrick Butler, aka James Patrice, is a Dublin blogger, presenter, actor, stylist and fashion writer. Last week, he met with our Projects Editor, Aoifé McColgan, to discuss his time in Trinity, his success thus far and his exciting plans for the future. . Having started his blog and Snapchat after being bored due to […]

Social media usage on the rise

    Most of us are on at least one form of social media which we use everyday. Sometimes we use them to see what events are going on, to keep in touch with friends or even just to scroll through our newsfeed when we are bored during lectures. Facebook continues to be the most […]

How long do you spend online every day?

  “As a post in the popular Reddit, Shower Thoughts put it: ‘How many miles have I scrolled on my phone?’”   Recently I attended a lecture, simply entitled “Doing business in China” which offered interesting insights into the differing business practises in Europe and China. The guest speaker who has had many years of […]

Internet connection

Can we find intimacy in an online world of unparalleled exposure?

Dear standard language police: get back in your box

While some error-laden comments are confusing to read, the majority are still comprehensible. So why aggressively attack commenters on their language errors?

Will Snapchat’s new Terms of Service really affect its users?

As Snapchat reveals its new controversial privacy policy worldwide, Caoimhe Gordon investigates whether the worrying revelations will have an effect on dedicated users of the app.

Social media provides another avenue for protest in Stoneybatter

Conor O’Donovan speaks to members of Stoneybatter Against the Water Tax about their aims and strategies.

Tweeting birds in feedback loop

A list of the 250 most influential users of social media in the Irish political landscape features TDs inactive for years and two government press accounts.

Internet: The opiate of the masses?

Does the internet strengthen or destroy the will of the activist? Eva Short makes the case for clicktivism/slacktivism.

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