I REMEMBER WHEN everyone who was on Twitter in Ireland in mid-January 2007 could fit inside the conference centre of Tipperary Institute. I'm curious how those 150 people, including 15 from our college campus, view Twitter becoming a private company.
Based on feedback from a survey creative media graduates, staff on the TUS-Clonmel campus are reviewing the Creative Media Design (CMD) degree. One future iteration of the programme could result in three clearly defined elective streams that would start no later than the fifth semester. One stream would be for web development. One stream would teach UX. And the third stream would give graduates strong expertise in digital marketing. If you have time, please take a three minute survey by clicking the hyperlink or by tapping the blue Launch Me button above. You will be helping to support our planned revisions.
THERE IS A LOT of cross-talk among some of my friends, some in the word cloud above, when they're put into Facebook jail or when friends of theirs are deplatformed. I wonder if you've ever fallen into any of those spaces? This is something I've been considering since 2008. 
I AM A BELIEVER in the value of social capital. I wish I was better at cultivating it, especially during the post-COVID era when face to face meet-ups have become preciously rare. It's a thought shared by Bill Thompson during the 2020 running of #audiomo and one I talked about in my own podcast below the fold.
DAUGHTER MIA (below with her bear) turns 13 in nine months time and Twitter tells me I've been tweeting for the past 13 years. This means there's a cluster of tweets announcing Mia's birth to accompany a set of photos I've snapped and saved on Flickr (possibly requiring password access for casual readers).
DURING AN INTRODUCTORY session with new students on our Clonmel Digital Campus, I asked how many people were using Instagram and more than half of the audience raised their hands. Although fewer than a half dozen said they had posted to Instagram that morning, my simple survey suggests Instagram is the pocket media social channel of choice for our creative students.
Let's rewind 10 years and look at what a similar audience was using.
WE HAVE TWO CATS, one dog, and a never-say-die goldfish. And now I'm polluting my social media newsfeed with stories about the animals.
And I've a related story worth noting. The animals have started consuming more than 25% of my cameraphone snaps. And that means they're also responsible for me learning how to use several high quality video production apps on my Samsung Note 9.
HUNDREDS OF THIRD LEVEL students in Ireland have started a month-long step challenge by joining together in small teams to record the highest number of steps together. We will update this page throughout the month of March 2018, helping to surface some of the initiative shown by LIT sports management students who are taking part in the programme.