The Silicon Republic Twitter account was recognised as the top for technology tweets at the RaboTweeties awards ceremony in Dublin on Wednesday night.
The 2014 RaboTweeties winners were announced at The Sugar Club in Dublin city centre by host Colm O’Regan, whose Twitter account @irishmammies led to fame and a number of book deals.
The event celebrates the best of Twitter in Ireland, doling out awards to individuals, celebrities, brands, campaigns, companies and journalists.
“The RaboTweeties is an awards show for the people and organisations who inspire, entertain and inform on Twitter every day,” said organiser Stephen Conmy.
Elaine Burke from Silicon Republic accepts the RaboTweeties #TweetieTech Award. Photo by Eoin Kirwan
“The night itself was a celebration of what happened on Twitter during the past year and was an opportunity for the great and the good of the Twittersphere to meet in person. The awards also give people on Twitter an idea of who would be interesting to follow.”Votes were cast over a number of weeks using hashtags for each category and, for the second year running, @siliconrepublic was victorious in the #TweetieTech competition.
A special #TweetieInspire award was presented to @BUMBLEance, the Twitter account for the world’s first interactive ambulance service for children, which operates across Ireland.
“We are very busy. In October of this year, 29 children benefited from our BUMBLEance service; on one of these days BUMBLEance covered nearly 1,200km across the country,” said co-founder Tony Heffernan.
“We hope to raise enough money to have another BUMBLEance on the road by March 2015, as we expand our services to meet the growing demand.”
In an effort to raise funds for the service, BUMBLEance announced a new initiative whereby people can text ‘BUZZ’ to 50300 to donate €4. This text-to-donate service is powered by Likecharity, an Irish start-up which enables 100pc of text donations to reach the charity.
All of the 2014 RaboTweeties awards winners. Photo by Eoin Kirwan
RaboTweeties 2014 winnners
- #TweetieCeleb: @planetjedward
- #TweetieParody: @boringkearney
- #TweetieWriter: @IrishWritersCtr
- #TweetieNews: @ExtratimeNews
- #TweetiePic: @IrPsych
- #TweetieFashion: @colourandimage
- #TweetieTech: @siliconrepublic
- #TweetieMusic: @ORBsOfficial
- #TweetieBusiness: @CianaAspell
- #TweetieFood: @IrishFoodGuide
- #TweetieJournalist: @vickinotaro
- #TweetieCharity: @fightngblindnes
- #TweetieInspire: @BUMBLEance
- #TweetieCampaign: @HBIreland for #HBGoodbyeSerious
- #TweetieShop: @With_LoveD3
- #TweetieSport: @GAAscores
- #TweetieTV: @RoseofTralee_
- #TweetieFunny: @pauldunphy
The Silicon Republic team would like to express their gratitude to all who voted on Twitter, and to congratulate all of the winners and nominees from the night.