Google Plus Continues to Up Its Game











Last week, Cian wrote about Google Plus’ new strategic move by using the Google Plus Hangout feature to attract more users. Fresh from signing a new two-year contract with the LA Galaxy, David Beckham was the latest celebrity to let fans ‘Hangout’ with him. Beckham enjoyed it so much that he has vowed that it won’t be his last and is already planning his next ‘Hangout’ at Google HQ. So who will be next to participate in one of these live video chats? Surely David Beckham is a tough name to beat?

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Crowdsourcing and Star Wars: How Fans of the Film Have Joined Forces to Recreate Their Favourite Scenes










In 2009, StarWarsUncut was developed by Casey Pugh in order to create new experiences on the internet. StarWarsUncut asked Internet users to remake “Star Wars: A New Hope” into a fan film, 15 seconds at a time. Contributors recreated scenes in any way they wanted and within a few moths StarWarsUncut was a huge success. No one could have predicted the extraordinary creativity that emerged from the Star Wars fans around the world. Pugh’s creation was turning into a success that he could never have imagined and in 2010 StarWarsUncut won a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Creative Achievement In Interactive Media.

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Conor Lynch Talks to Newstalk About the Proposed Broadcasting Charge

On January 19th, Conor Lynch was on Newstalk FM discussing Pat Rabbitte’s proposal for the new broadcasting charge. You can listen to his discussion on the Lunchtime show with Damien Kiberd and Jonathan Healy below.

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Creating Connections Photo Competition Winner Announced







Back in November we launched the Creating Connections Photo Competition on the Connector Facebook page. We used RazorCoast to develop this Facebook app which was very easy to set-up and install and we have seen great results through our growing fan base. We would highly recommend this application to anyone looking to create a competition on their Facebook page.

Applicants had to upload a picture of themselves with their favourite connection whether it was a friend, boyfriend, girlfriend, a family member or even a pet. We had loads of entries but sadly there can only be one winner. And who is the lucky winner I hear you ask? Based on your votes, the winner of the Creating Connections Photo Competition is…(drum roll please)…Paul Seeber.

Congratulations to Paul who has won a fantastic gift bag!'s Free Social Media eBook 2012

We have created a new Social Media eBook for all our readers. Written by Conor Lynch, Cian Corbett and Fiona Pope, this free eBook is the perfect beginners guide to using Social Media for your business. The Social Media eBook 2012 is a compilation of’s article for the Institute of Directors in January 2012 and our ten article social media series in the Sunday Business Post towards the end of 2011.

You can download the Social Media eBook 2012 along with our two eBooks from 2011 here.

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Dr. Robert Galavan, Director of the Centre for Business, Management and Innovation Studies, NUI Maynooth designed and delivered a 12 week practical social media module to the final year Business and Management students. The students feedback on the module was very positive and their assessments were based on work they might do in a real social media job. As an experienced educator, I would recommend to anyone who is interested in social media and social learning.'s 12 Campaigns of 2012

Happy New Year! We would like to wish you all a successful 2012 with lots of social media.

This year we will be creating 12 special social media campaigns, one for every month.

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 would like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

We would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported us during 2011. We look forward to connecting with you all again in 2012 and we can’t wait to make many new connections.

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News Mashup – Monday 28th November 2011








Christmas Party

Our sister brand Connector has joined forces with the European Young Professionals (EYP) to bring you another great opportunity to make new connections in Dublin. This free event takes place on Thursday the 8th of December at 7pm in Lillies Bordello. For more information click here and if you would like to attend put your name on the list via our Facebook page.

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Breakfast Briefing for The Institute of Directors in Ireland

This morning, Conor and Cian presented a social media breakfast meeting to the Institute of Directors in Ireland at the Fitzwilliam hotel. The 30 minute talk presented the 70 attendees with a quick overview (or social media mashup as we like to call it) of social media.

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