A Picture Is Worth…?

Local election candidate Emma Kiernan broke out of the local media to gain (perhaps fleeting) national fame this week, thanks to the interweb. Kiernan, a Fine Gael candidate running for a spot on Newbridge town council, is young, attractive, and like many of her friends, she has a facebook profile. Like everyone else on Facebook, […]

Listen and Learn

Last night I went along to a meeting of bloggers and politicians arranged by Green TD Ciaran Cuffe. A tour of the Green party offices was followed by a round table discussion involving between about twenty bloggers, Cuffe, John Gormley and Deirdre de Burca. Eventually, we got to the point: How can politicians best use […]

Who Are You?

Over the weekend, curiosity got the better of me, and I installed a wordpress plug-in to collect some statistics on this blog. Three days is hardly sufficient time to draw any meaningful conclusions, but the results do spark some interesting thoughts. First off, the headline. On Monday, there were 80 pageviews, on Tuesday 96, and […]

Media Bites

News has never been more immediate, with twentyfour hour rolling news channels, talk radio, websites, instant feedback through email, blogging, even twitter. And yet, for many in the industry, things have never been as grim. It’s not just that media groups face the same problems as everyone else, be it debt leverage, shellshocked pension funds, […]

Computer Virus, World Fever

A devastating computer virus is set to wreak havoc on computers today, as the ‘Conficker’ virus takes effect on thousands of machines in Ireland and worldwide. PC makers are warning users worldwide not to switch on their machines for 24 hours, as the rogue ‘time bomb’ program is designed to cause computers and monitors to […]

By Their Acts

Is Google evil? Google remembers everything about you. What you looked for, which of the sites it suggested you settled for. All to improve its search algorithms in future of course. When the Chinese government had a quiet word, Google was happy to censor it’s search engines in order to gain access to a lucrative […]