But who will lead us?
The election is done and the votes are counted, and at the end of it all we're a bit more confused than we were before. And while the horse-trading goes on in Leinster House a new report from ComReg shows that we (Ireland) are way behind our European neighbours when it comes to Broadband penetration. I live not more than 200m from the EMEA headquarters for both Facebook and Google and the best speed I can get is 12mbps. And that, dear reader, is an abolute travesty.
For a long time Flickr was the go to place to upload and share your photos online, but Yahoo! need money, so they're going to make you pay. Does that mean it's going to become for serious photogs only? This article seems to think so
It's funny. A year ago Snapchat was barely on my radar. Now, it features in this update pretty much every week. You may have noticed they changed the font in the most recent update. Cue internet outrage. Digiday are on it.
The BBC, despite the Tory party's best efforts, is a pretty amazing entity. And they're also very forward thinking which is why they're very much on board with the whole social messaging thing. Interesting piece on that from Digiday (again.)
This weeks covetable item is a pair of headphones. Bose SoundLink headphones to be exact. Look at them. They're beautiful. And they're Bose, so the sound will be, obviously, amazing. But they won't be cheap. At all.
If you haven't heard of Hyperlook then you really should Google it. It's pretty cool. And now news is filtering out that there are plans to build a version in Europe. Travelling in a tube at 500mph? Sign me up.
Let's getting something straight. Kim did not break the internet. Not even close. Sure she's empowered, but is she a good role model? This piece in the Slate has an interesting take on that and is worth a read.
You know when your iPhone battery is draining quicker than a bucket with hole in it and you force close all your apps to help save some juice? Yeah, well you can stop that now. Because it has zero benefit. Boo.
Ireland has lots of SMEs using social. But there's a problem. Lots of the content is crap. So I wrote a blog about it. You probably didn't see it. So I'm sharting it with you here. Check it out. I'd love to hear what you think.
I'm going to close this week by saying that SXSW is starting today and once again I'm not there. This, people, is a tragedy. I'm thinking of starting a gofundme to raise funds to send me next year.
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