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11. May 2012 by Declan Cashin
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Should you send that email?

Courtesy of the Discovery Channel

25. February 2012 by Declan Cashin
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Santorum’s *other* Google problem

Repugnant homophobe and presidential hopeful Rick Santorum has been relentlessly targeted online for his anti-gay views. Here are two of my new favourites: a mock magazine cover, and an image of Santorum made up of a composite of nude male … Continue reading

23. February 2012 by Declan Cashin
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A history of Ireland in 100 excuses

Frank McNally’s inspired Irishman’s Diary from today’s Irish Times.

09. February 2012 by Declan Cashin
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This is what we look like after 8 years of Facebook…

…Declan likes this. LOL.

06. February 2012 by Declan Cashin
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Social networks as superheroes

Courtesy of freestyleinteractive

30. January 2012 by Declan Cashin
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Steve Jobs, 1955 – 2011

Apple’s brief statement on the death of Steve Jobs President Barack Obama’s statement. Watch Jobs’ famous Stanford Commencement Address. Stay hungry, stay foolish. The Guardian’s obituary. Wired’s list of Jobs’ greatest achievements

06. October 2011 by Declan Cashin
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Love, don’t like

Jonathan Franzen had a great piece in the New York Times last week about how modern technology is encouraging us all to like rather than love. Well worth a read.

03. June 2011 by Declan Cashin
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Nose to the Grindstone

With a hetero version in the works, Vanity Fair covers the rise of gay “socialising” app Grindr.

01. June 2011 by Declan Cashin
Categories: Gay, Media/Journalism, Social network, Society/Culture, Web | Tags: , | Leave a comment

Too much information

Rhodri Marsden had a great piece in yesterday’s London Independent about how to deal with information overload today. Barring a grisly accident or the invention of some kind of immortality serum, I’ve probably got another 30 years or so left … Continue reading

01. June 2011 by Declan Cashin
Categories: Advertising, London, Media/Journalism, Movies, Movies / Film, Music, Social network, Society/Culture, Technology, TV, Web | Tags: , | Leave a comment

True Grace

My feature marking the 50th anniversary of the state visit of Princess Grace of Monaco to Ireland in today’s Weekend magazine in the Irish Independent The state visit of Prince Albert of Monaco, who arrives in Ireland on Monday, will … Continue reading

02. April 2011 by Declan Cashin
Categories: History, Ireland, Irish Independent, Media/Journalism, Society/Culture | Tags: , , | Leave a comment

Coffee Come Home

My feature on post-boom coffee culture in Ireland in today’s Irish Examiner The logic that typically prevails during an economic downturn is: when money is tight, the luxuries fall by the wayside. Until recently that was certainly the fate predicted … Continue reading

02. April 2011 by Declan Cashin
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Do you need a social media detox?

Courtesy of Column Five Media.

30. March 2011 by Declan Cashin
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All about my mother

For those who missed it last weekend, my beautiful and supremely talented pal Tanya Sweeney wrote an extraordinarily moving piece for the Irish Independent Weekend magazine about her relationship with her mum Gaye who is dying from cancer. Read the … Continue reading

03. March 2011 by Declan Cashin
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The Google Helmet

(from GetSatisfaction.com)

01. March 2011 by Declan Cashin
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The day the movies died

The great Mark Harris has an interesting essay in the new American GQ about the decline in quality of Hollywood movies. Read here.

20. February 2011 by Declan Cashin
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Flair game

My piece on the Finlandia Vodka World Cup in Lapland, Finland this week in today’s Irish Examiner. Where’s the oddest place you’ve ever drank a cocktail? In a pool? On a Ferris wheel? In a toilet cubicle at work? How … Continue reading

05. February 2011 by Declan Cashin
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Typical Facbook page

03. February 2011 by Declan Cashin
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Why is it wrong to protect gay children?

The peerless Johann Hari has a great piece in today’s Indy responding to the disgraceful rubbish spouted by ignorant homophobes like Melanie Phillips this week in response to the good suggestion that mild gay lessons be incorporated into the school … Continue reading

28. January 2011 by Declan Cashin
Categories: Gay, Media/Journalism, Society/Culture | Tags: , | 3 comments

The Simpsons get real

22. January 2011 by Declan Cashin
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