Anois teacht an Earraigh beidh an lá dúl chun shíneadh, Is tar eis na féil Bríde ardóigh mé mo sheol. Go Coillte Mach rachad ní stopfaidh me choíche Go seasfaidh mé síos i lár Chondae Mhaigh Eo. I gClár Chlainne Mhuiris A bheas mé an chéad oíche, Is I mballa taobh thíos de A thosós… Continue reading Imbolc
The Tennant specials were fun. But also, damn you IMDb, I was promised Susan Foreman. Fairly sure what I’ve liked most is the return of the classic white and off-white Tardis control room after 18 years of guardrails, pavement grilles, salt crystals and airship girders. Christmas Day special, the Doctor dances. And sings. And fans… Continue reading Doctor Notes
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I’ve been on Twitter for fourteen years now. Or I was, until last Halloween. My first experience of the site, the one that hooked me, was watching the Portraitgate story unfold in real time as a group of people on Twitter unpacked the story as RTE tried to memoryhole it. The last straw was the… Continue reading Exit X
So you’ve finally had enough of the Birdsite? It’s time to leave, but Threads isn’t doing it for you, and you can’t find a decent guide to Mastodon? Well read on. I’ll keep it simple. I won’t talk too much about instances or fediverses. Just follow these steps. 1. Join mastodon.ie Go on, I’ll wait.… Continue reading Mastodon For Migrants
The thing about independence movements is they lead to single-issue parties. All other differences are put aside as everyone agrees on the One Big Issue. This is why a war of independence is often followed by a civil war as all those differences resurface. Scotland is having one of those moments where the One Big… Continue reading Caledonia
I’ve been thinking again about the Mastodon experience for journalists. Mastodon isn’t Twitter. You’re not the main character over there. And the moderators actually moderate. Don’t be the guy walking into a quiet pub demanding they turn on the TV News at full volume. You’ll get barred. Sit first. Listen. Learn. Twitter trains people to… Continue reading Chill Out
Like many others, I’ve spent the weekend finding my way around on Mastodon, as Twitter goes from being a hellsite to a place you suspect may soon literally burn to the ground because they fired the guy whose job it was to stop the servers overheating. If you’re interested, you can find me at https://mastodon.ie/@faduda.… Continue reading New Media Rules
Journalists and radio producers love a talking head. No matter what the issue is, it feels good to be able to identify the person at the head of the group who has a strong opinion about it, either for or against. This is why an organisation like Martian Robots can get ahead. All it takes… Continue reading Martian Robots