Posts Tagged ‘twitter’

Thinking about a career in IT?

September 26, 2011

Thousands of jobs are available in Ireland’s growing IT industry.

Twitter are locating their international office in Dublin and Bioware (a subsidiary of Electronic Arts) are recruiting in Galway.

The Power of Social Networking

October 28, 2010

Facebook, Twitter, Blogs,  MySpace, LinkedIn, Foursquare and many more. You can’t escape social media or social networking.

So what is Social Media?

Facebook is now the largest social media site with over 500 million users worldwide. These are the top countries on Facebook based on the number of users:

1) USA (142M)
2) Indonesia (29M)
3) UK (28M)
4) Turkey (23M)
5) France (19M)

MySpace this week revealed an all new look for their site. You can read about it here.

Twitter is now growing at a faster rate then Facebook and what do you think is the second biggest search engine in the world after Google?

Yahoo or Bing?

Answer: Youtube.

There will be more posts in the next few weeks on each of these social media sites and how you can make use of them.

What is Twitter?

May 10, 2009

twitterTwitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service started by Jack Dorsey in 2006. It enables users to send and read other users’ updates known as tweets.

Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length which are displayed on the user’s profile page and delivered to other users who have subscribed to them (known as followers). Senders can restrict delivery to those in their circle of friends or, by default, allow anybody to access them.

This video may explain it better:

Who uses Twitter?

The Los Angeles Fire Department used Twitter during the California wildfires in October 2007. NASA have used it to update the public on its various space missions. Barack Obama used it extensively during his campaign and celebrities are now using it such as Stephen Fry.

Unfortunately Twitter is blocked in schools by the NCTE but do visit the Twitter page .

Read about some young tweeters in Ireland.

Are you on Twitter?