Archive for February, 2009
Happy Irish Blogs Week!
Clare Herbert has a nice piece on how the very rich Ryan Tubridy should stop tutting about a recession that really he won’t be suffering in.
Thomas O’Dwyer over on Open Democracy has written a piece on post-election Israel.
Pay Per Performance SEO? Michael Wall’s take.
Best sleeping bag ever.
Technology distracts us and we were fine before it? Not so.
10 Facebook privacy tips.
Meanwhile a Dutch Minister tweets from the Cabinet table. And gets a bollocking.
Via Fabulist: Shenandoah Davis – “We; Camera”
Via Album.ie The Presets – If I know You
Made in Hollywood is a sponsor for the upcoming Blog Awards and Fran, the man who made the Ws for the Web Awards has started blogging. The first blog post is soliciting ideas on what he should cover in this blog. The top 10 ideas givers will get their name in foam.
Get suggesting. I wonder could we choose something other than your name? I can just see the expletives and lolcat phrases being layed by the giant foamchicken or however these things are made.
One more day to go for my chocolates and roses…
Fantastic fundraising panel at Bizcamp.
Looks like we’re going to have a bareknuckle fight at the blog awards. Funnily this blog post makes me want to watch Westside Story. Have it on my shelf so I might as well!
Loving this photo from McA.
Real men. By Hugh.
Take a photo, it tells you the font.
Trailer for new Tarantino flick. I dunno. His last was dire.
Via Una, foxes on a trampoline:
Irish Times poll:
FF 22 -5,
FG 32 -2,
Lab 24 +10,
SF 9 +1,
Green Party 4 no move,
Govt Approval 14,
8pm, Tuesday 17th Feb, Casting Couch, Fitzwilliam Sq, Dublin
I’m organising a pre-launch event where the above company will brief bloggers on the roll-out of their new product and an overview of how they intend to market it to the masses. This company has never worked with/interacted with bloggers before and they’d like the input from bloggers amd readers (that’s you!) you as to how best to engage with their customer base (in excess of 500,000). Your input will help shape how they interact with their customers and market to their customers in the future. Your feedback might directly change how a big Irish company works. Looks like Collision Course is making an impact!
All will be revealed on the night as to who they are and what they’re launching. You know, pre-launch, so it’s shush shush for now. This is certainly a new one and though there’s bias as I’m organising it, I’m genuinely impressed with the attitude of the people that are working on this, working very hard on this actually and who think online has to be in a marketing plan. If it works I’m sure other big companies might cop on to the idea that talking to the public is good for business.
There’ll also be some food and light refreshments at the event. Leave your name in the comments if you want to attend.
Yesterday and the night before were hectic. This whole 7 day a week working for yourself and then trying to do a Blog Awards is tough!
OpenCoffee. BarCamps. TeenCamps and now TeenCoffee. Next week in Dublin.
Blipathon. DJs of the world unite for a 24 hour blipathon. Via social radio service blip.fm organised by Brian Greene in Dublin all monies donated go to Tuesday Child charity in Belfast direct aid towards children in Gaza.
New blog: Didn’t get the wedding gene.
And another: Whinging Recession Cunts
Via L! CIT spends 22k on two portraits of staff.
There are now 4000 Irish people on Twitter and possibly much much more.
Dell runs Google Ads for Acer laptop searches. Dell as you may know, doesn’t sell Acer laptops.
That attic insulation scheme? Read a totally different view.
10 Principles That Might Make Your Work Better.
Via Fabulist: Amanda Palmer – Creep
As part of the buildup to the Blog Awards, there will be a few events on the week of this. One of these is a talk with bloggers who are writers/writers who are bloggers.
Date and time: Wednesday February 18th, 7pm
Venue: Irish Writers’ Centre, Dublin
Spiel: A panel discussion on all things books and blogging, mixed with wine, water and the odd chocolate bar and finishing with an open-floor Q&A.