Archive for February, 2009

Final sssst

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Blog Awards 09 Finalists are out.

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Don’t forget

Monday, February 16th, 2009

The blogger and company event tomorrow night in Dublin. If you’re a blogger, please come along.

Oh and check out my new twitter mug I was given from Walter and his Twitter fun machine:

Fluffy Links – Monday February 16th 2009

Monday, February 16th, 2009

Happy Irish Blogs Week!

Niall Harbison loves nothing better than wiggling his ass to a Beyonce song. It says so in the Sunday Times!

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

Your name in foam – Give some feedback to Made in Hollywood

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

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.

Bathtime psychology
Photo owned by janetmck (cc)

Fluffy links – Friday February 13th 2009

Friday, February 13th, 2009

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.

Potholes and Google maps.

Trailer for new Tarantino flick. I dunno. His last was dire.

Via Una, foxes on a trampoline:

Boom: FF trails Labour in latest Irish Times poll, FF 22 down 5

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

Irish Times poll:
FF 22 -5,
FG 32 -2,
Lab 24 +10,
SF 9 +1,
Green Party 4 no move,
Govt Approval 14,
Disapproval 85

You’re cordially invited: Pre-launch event by one of Irelands largest companies

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

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.

3D Invites - Wedding layout
Photo owned by Hans van de Bruggen (cc)

Fluffy Links – Thursday February 12th 2009

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

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.

Train workshop for website owners.

That attic insulation scheme? Read a totally different view.

10 Principles That Might Make Your Work Better.

Via Fabulist: Amanda Palmer – Creep

Blog Awards Week – The Book Event – Wednesday February 18th at 7pm

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

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

Guests: Sarah Rees Brennan, Twenty Major, Ivan O’Brien and Mags Walsh alongside some other special guests.

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.

Books
Photo owned by Mannequin- (cc)

Corkfall

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Via Stevie G’s blog. The PROC Posse do the Cork GAA carcrash. Non-Corkonians might not get some of the references. A mix of Star wars and Downfall: