By Daniel Brennan Like many people my age, I’m a bit of a social media addict. My personal poison of choice is the certified cesspit that is Twitter – in around four years of using the site regularly, I’ve racked up over 40,000 tweets, and I’m now averaging around 1,000 tweets every month. That doesn’t even account for the amount of time I spend scrolling, liking, retweeting … [Read more...] about Social Media in exam season – Tweet or Delete?
By Áine Kenny NUI Galway alumnus Ciara Walsh is making waves on Instagram and in the blogosphere. Ciara studied the BA International with Psychology and Italian, and graduated one year ago. SIN caught up with her to find out about her time spent in Italy, what being a blogger is really like and her battle with scoliosis. When asked why she started blogging, Ciara says … [Read more...] about Meet Galway blogger CiaraSwalsh
By Anastasia Burton Many of us meet people on Instagram, Twitter, Tinder and many other websites. We have hundreds of Facebook friends and Tinder matches, some of whom we may even interact with on a daily basis. But are these people really our friends? Or are they just loose connections refined to the virtual world? Particularly when it comes to online dating, it can be … [Read more...] about Can you find true love online?
By Marie Coady Blogging has morphed from a hobby you’d use to flesh out your C.V. into a genuine career path. You can’t walk into Easons without coming across a cookbook or essay collection written by someone who made their name through Tumblr, Wordpress, Instagram or YouTube. Internet personalities are more likely than ever to be seen on talk shows or on the pages of glossy … [Read more...] about How to become a top blogger according to NUI Galway alumnus Cinnamon Soul
The time has come to give up on Facebook. It had already taken up too much of our lives and given our info for targeted-marketing, but they’ve finally gone for all-out political manipulation. For anyone not in the know, Facebook has come under a lot of fire for selling users’ information to a company called Cambridge Analytica. In their own words “Cambridge Analytica uses … [Read more...] about OPINION: everyone should stop using Facebook