Student life has changed over the years, and so too has the world’s youth naturally adopted new technologies and norms. Social media has become an irremovable part of our social circles now, and that doesn’t look to be changing any …
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 …
Players, Positivity and Pantos: An Interview with James Patrice Butler
Dublin influencer James Butler discusses his time at Trinity and his plans for the future
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…
Social media usage on the rise
Fiachra MacCanna examines how much time we spend on social media and questions the effectiveness of social media advertising
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 …
How long do you spend online every day?
Caoimhe Gordon reflects on how many hours we actually spend on our smartphones and how that is affecting lives across the world.
“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 …
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?
Social media provides another avenue for protest in Stoneybatter
The use of social media as a political platform has played an important part of the anti-water charges movement, but it is just one aspect of a dynamic campaign in the heart of Dublin’s north inner city.
Eric was on holiday in Spain during last October’s Right2Water march, the first major rally against water charges held in Dublin. Taken aback by the size of the “colossal” crowd that marched on that autumn weekend, however, he was quick …
Tweeting birds in feedback loop
A list of the 250 most influential users of social media in the Irish political landscape features TD’s inactive for years and two government press accounts.
Twitter is a strange beast. Once decried as a place for losers with nothing better to do than share snaps of their breakfasts, it has quickly become a tool of influence, mobilisation and democratisation in various parts of the world. …