“Don’t compare yourself to what you see on Instagram!” – Charity encourages people to reduce their social media usage over Christmas

Turn2Me, a national mental health charity, is encouraging people to reduce their social media usage over Christmas. The charity stated that comparisons to the perfect “Instagram” Christmas can lead to unrealistic expectations and disappointment. Turn2Me emphasised that social media can be very damaging for our mental health and that deleting the apps from our phones, […]

NOW TV Reveals Causes Of Ireland’s Fear Of Missing Out

Is there anything scarier than the Fear of Missing Out? According to research carried out by NOW TV, missing out on the year’s best gigs and festivals (40%) and not being up to speed with the most talked about TV shows (17%) are the moments most likely to infect us with FOMO.   In fact, the […]

“Look Beyond The Superficial” President Tells Graduates

The current era of social media and fake news means that graduates, whatever their discipline, need to think critically, be constructively sceptical and see beyond the superficial and egotistical to the important and the true. Even then, knowledge and reason alone are never enough; these must be embedded in a values system.   So said […]

Two Thirds Of Us Couldn’t Live Without Our Smartphone

Two thirds of Irish people could not live without their smartphone. That’s according to new research by Carphone Warehouse. The study of 1,000 Irish people was carried out by Coyne Research on behalf of Carphone Warehouse to celebrate the arrival of the highly-anticipated iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in Carphone Warehouse stores nationwide.   […]

Zeeko Confirms High Internet Usage In Ireland Among Young People

A new World Health Organisation report has suggested that a dramatic rise in the use of computers and social media is wreaking havoc on the health of young people. Zeeko (www.zeeko.ie), an Irish EdTech start-up which works with parents and children, believes that education is key to promoting a healthy balance for children in using […]

Tipperary Tourism Operators Attend Tourism Ireland Launch For 2017

 Tourism Ireland launched details of its marketing plans to promote the island of Ireland overseas in 2017, at an event attended by tourism industry leaders from Tipperary and elsewhere around the country.   2016 is set to be the best year ever for Irish tourism, surpassing all previous records; by year end, 10.5 million people […]

Cybersmarties.com Is The New Social Network For Primary School Kids

Cybersmarties.com is the First Safe Educational Social Network designed specifically for Primary School Kids. Through in-built security software CyberSmarties.com allows kids to use social media in a controlled and safe environment without the fear of harassment or cyberbullying, empowering them to protect their own wellbeing, promoting self-awareness and awareness of others. This is the first social media network which uses Behavioural Technology […]

Deep levels of worry about jobs and housing prospects among Tipperary students

Annual Student Attitudes Index finds deep levels of worry about jobs and housing prospects in Tipperary – 2nd Annual Studyclix.ie survey based on 2,000 responses – Survey reveals fears over financial security, buying a home, getting a job and emigration – Tipperary students’ college choices influenced by costs – Snapchat replaces Facebook as most popular social tool – There is serious dislike of our politicians […]

Social Media Summit Co-creator Finds Amy Huberman Is Favourite For Following And Snapchat Is Most Confusing Platform

Samantha Kelly, co-creator of next week’s Social Media Summit, has revealed that Amy Huberman is among the most interesting people to follow and that Snapchat is the social media platform people find most confusing. The TEDx speaker and Ireland’s own tweeting goddess (@tweetingGoddess) ran the Twitter poll, in advance of the Social Media Summit, which […]

Poll highlights that Irish likely to vote for politician who has engaged them on Social Media

As the General Election was announced, Samantha Kelly, co-creator of the upcoming Social Media Summit, has revealed that most people (53%) would be more likely to vote for a politician who has engaged them on Social Media. The TEDx speaker (see video below) and Ireland’s own tweeting goddess (@tweetingGoddess) ran the Twitter poll, which attracted […]

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