Category Archives: social networking

President Zuckerberg

I wrote this as an observation on how effective and how powerful digital advertising has become in micro-targetting individuals and groups with specific well-tested messages.  Consequently it has become a powerful tool for influencing voting,  and Facebook has and is … Continue reading

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Drinking from the Information Firehose

This piece was published in the Irish Times on the 4th June 2012. In it I plea for a better dashboard to handle social media, email and the web than the current generation of Flipboard, Tweetdeck, etc…

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The “What the Heck!?!” Web

This is my article in the Irish Times published today,  on the semantic web and the opportunities.  It is of course based on my work with Sophia and also DERI.

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Semantic Tagging: OpenCalais and Sophia

I’ve been experimenting with Sophia’s new Digital Librarian for a few weeks now (disclosure: I’m an investor and also the Chair of Sophia).

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A Social Networking Policy ?

This is the text of an invited talk I gave this evening at the Ireland France Chamber.   Joe Drumgoole also spoke on how to run your entire IT infrastructure as a start-up for less than US$2000 a year,  and … Continue reading

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Whither Irish Education ?

The Irish Times asked me to do an update of my MacGill Summer School speech for their recent Innovation Magazine.  It was limited to 800 or so words,  but I also took the opportunity to cross reference (both URLs are … Continue reading

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Digital Strategy – the role of feedback

I gave a version of this talk this morning at the excellent “Digital Landscape” event at UCD.  Colm Long (Facebook), John Herlihy (Google), Martin Murphy (HP), Eamonn Fallon (,  Dylan Collins (Jolt), John Breslin (DERI and Kim Majerus (Cisco) … Continue reading

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