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The Unsigned Irish Music Scene – How Are Small Bands Surviving?

By Alannah Kenny March 1, 2018 (No)
Have you ever wondered how unsigned Irish artists can prosper in our current music industry against some big national and international labels? Well having encountered many a signed and unsigned Irish artist, we at The Sharpe have wondered the same. Therefore we decided to do some digging to find out the secret recipe… if one exists! Maybe you are an unsigned artist or know someone who is enduring these struggles. For those who want to break into the music scene independently, this is certainly do-able and it is actually becoming more of an occurrence thanks to a few helpful tools. Last October we checked out the thriving local music scene […]

Irish Instagram Accounts: Who You Need To Follow

By Olivia Virlan February 25, 2018 (No)
Since its launch in 2010, Instagram has become the most sought after mobile app, reaching 500 million daily users. It’s known as one of the best platforms for celebrities and social influencers to engage with their fans and for ordinary people to share their favourite pics. We’ve all become too familiar with the insta-food pics, the “OOTD” (outfit of the day) pics and the dog pics which seem to flood our Instagram feeds, or maybe just mine. But given the sheer number of accounts, it’s hard to get away from the tedious posts, which is why I’ve done my research to find some of the best Irish Instagram accounts to follow. From […]

5 Sports Stars You Should Be Following On Social Media: Part 1

By Evan Coughlan January 29, 2018 (No)
With over 2 billion active Facebook users, the social media site created by Jesse Eisenberg Mark Zuckerberg, has become the place where an entire generation of people get their news and keep up to date with their favourite celebrities and sports stars. Every sports star has a Facebook page nowadays, unfortunately very much like Twitter, some sport stars only use their Facebook page to shill their latest merchandise. Well this list is going to steer you slightly away from that, as we here at The Sharpe tell you about the top 5 sports stars you should start following on Facebook. 1. Marcel Desailly A bit out of left field to […]

7 Snapchat Hacks That Will Make Your Story Stand Out

By Zuzanna Piasek January 6, 2018 (No)
Over the past few years, Snapchat has become one of the most common apps that you’ll find on a modern day smartphone. There’s no doubting that the image and multimedia messaging app is packed full of awesome features. Even though many of us use Snapchat every day, there are lots of cool things you probably haven’t discovered yet. If you’re wondering how your Snapchat friends have gotten so damn creative, well wonder no more, because we’re here to teach you how to become a filter master with very little effort. These Snapchat hacks are going to have your story totting up the views in no time! 1. Apply 3 Filters […]

10 Incredible Irish YouTubers That You Should Be Following

By Zuzanna Piasek November 20, 2017 (No)
Irish YouTubers are quickly establishing themselves at the fore front of content creation. Not only are they creating high quality videos, but by going on tours and buying mansions, they are like a new kind of celebrity in Irish culture. There are undoubtedly a huge amount of internationally recognised YouTubers from America and the United Kingdom. But we at The Sharpe think it’s important to support the hard working YouTubers that come from home. With that, we’re going to bring you 10 incredible Irish YouTubers that you need to know about and start following. 1. Melanie Murphy Melanie is a lifestyle YouTuber which means she speaks on topics such as […]

How Much Time is Too Much Time on Social Media?

By Alannah Kenny June 19, 2017 (No)
On average, humans are said to spend a total of 5 years and 4 months of their lives on social media. To put that into perspective, we could fly to the moon and back 32 times, or watch the entire Simpsons series 215 times in the amount of time that we will spend on social media… a depressing thought really. Who is using it and why can vary, but demographics show a definite leaning towards young adults and businessmen of the western world as the most avid users. Yet while it hosts an ocean of perks to explore, social media is also insidiously dominating our lives. Think you need to […]

The Next Social Media Trend You Haven’t Heard About Yet

By theSharpeUser December 7, 2016 (No)
Social media is constantly abuzz with what’s new, what’s hot, and what can distract you for thirty seconds as you scroll down your timeline. In the past month alone there’s been the mannequin challenge, the grey sweatpants challenge, and torrential memes with everything from smug babies to sorrowful dogs in Halloween costumes. There have been legendary trends such as the much maligned Harlem Shake and ‘Damn Daniel’, as well as a legion of virulent activities that sprang from the platform Vine – soon to be shut down. Yes, as it turns out the laughs we received from ‘smack cams’ and the condom challenge were short-lived. Snapchat has become one of […]

What Has Social Media Become

By theSharpeUser August 30, 2016 (No)
There was a time when social media was just a simple Bebo, YouTube or MySpace account and you were only on one of them because it would cost way too much with the dial-up connection to go checking three different sites at once. Plus it would just take way too long. Now, however, social media is a way of life for so many people, whether it’s a means of living or not. If you’re a high flying blogger or photographer who gets paid by the post then well done to you, it’s the dream. Minimal work, probably free travel and all kinds of freebies you’re getting to advertise to your […]

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