Archive for April, 2014

Fluffy Links – Monday April 28th 2014

Monday, April 28th, 2014

The Oreo dunk in the dark tweet? Yeah it’s been done. Flash mobs, yeah they’ve been done, “CompanyX Staff is Happy”, oh do fuck off. I like the sentiment of this post. Plan to be reactive to an undefined moment. If you plan for a known moment, everyone else will be doing that too. Being original is quite an original thing to be, in any form of marketing. Move on from a win, let the other weaker crowds copy that idea then and enwrap themselves in mediocrity.

RHCP lyrics, Kedis talking about a City being a friend, a confidant. Some cities are a deep part of the identity of people.

Friend-washing. Like the term. Via Mat, Terence Eden on brands getting chummy with you on social media. Do your fucking job and then stop, less of the “bants”.

The only reason companies engage in friend-washing is to make you feel guilty when you want to leave them for another supplier.

One day Social Media intro course in Charleville on May 7th.

Interesting list of acquisitions by Apple. They mostly fly under the radar as they’re never really big ones.

Want to do this. Kayaking from day into night in West Cork.

This is doing the rounds. Eat some yeast by-product to prevent yourself from getting too hammered. So where can I get alcohol dehydrogenases?

Nice Slideshare. The emerging global web.

Economies where close to 3 billion people have yet to use the web, but thanks to mobile–won’t have to wait much longer to discover it. This presentation will introduce you to fascinating and innovative services that are re-shaping the web to serve the consumers of tomorrow. Driven by mobile, the power of personal relationships, and the breakneck pace of globalisation, these services provide a glimpse into the business models, opportunities and challenges we will face, when growing a truly global web.

Got a .training domain. – Let’s see how the single page site it’s on does in Google searches in the next while.

Stripe and subtle animations on a shopping cart page. Love it.

Tweets this week – Week April 21st 2014

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

“86% of UK smartphone owners accessed social media last year, for roughly 26 minutes a day.” via Facebook Business.

via @elgrom “Ten things we learnt building the Android app Metro10.”

She was so good they bought her company. Maria Giudice, head of Product Design for Facebook, interview. Book.

Full Length Event – Building Paper

Fluffy Links – Tuesday April 22nd 2014

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

If you can get past the silly name the “Unfail unconference” on Saturday might be of interest.

Everyone gets a chance to talk about failures they have experienced in work and business with fellow entrepreneurs, tech developers, and digital marketers.

Fred Wilson talks about how died. They had the data showing users stayed for about 3 weeks and then got bored. Do you have data like this with your startup?

17 unique places to find content for sharing. From Buffer.

Nice book report/summary of Ricardo Semler’s book “Maverick”.

Uh oh. Via Justin. Ryanair overhauled their website and forgot about links and redirects and more, causing them to plunge in search results.

“The polar opposite of traditional Fleet Street”

Must get to watch “The Writers’ Room” sometime. Sounds good. Via MediaRedef

France makes Nespresso play nice with other capsule makers.

Building Paper. 1 hour talk on how Facebook Paper was made:

The future with Elon Musk behind the wheel

Fluffy Links – Monday 14th April 2014

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Cool and Co, Cork based stationery company.

A book just on how to cook eggs? Yes, it’s such a core ingredient for so many things. It’s the letter E of food.

Data journalists and journalists in general. Get this e-book: Finding Stories in Spreadsheets

Startups: This is how design works.

Would you like profit with that? A masterclass in restaurant income growth.

Information overload screws with out ability to be aware/observe.

Newsdiffs for Irish news sources. (See what and when stories are changed)

The hard way, the not so hard way or Norway. One country looks after writers.

The Mac Pro. P O W E R.

What kind of careerist are you?

So here is this now, got a good reaction but now?

Go watch Muscle Shoals

Fluffy Links – Monday 7th of April 2014

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Cork City, Once a Month. Nice sentiment from Bradley’s to get more people to visit the city centre. Cheaper multi-story parking will help too. 12 fucking quid for a few hours in town in some car parks. #CorkCityOnceAMonth

The Radio Station Formerly Known as Phantom, TXFM for short, relaunches, James points out some things that could have been done better. (Via JC)

Check out Katie Sweetman’s art on Etsy. I love a good art I do.

This change in Facebook’s reach might be a good thing if you you’re not a boring brand doing updates that aren’t very engaging though the equivalent of fart jokes on Facebook aka Paddy Power photoshops still seem to do very well.

More on that.

But really, do you have a customer strategy?

Restaurants should be able to offer apple wine as well as grape wine with the same licence? Emma Tyrrell suggests that proper cider could be seen as the Irish version of wine. Different ciders to go with different dishes perhaps? Cider makers get screwed though when it comes to excise. Emma would like change to happen.

NYT Now, nice app from New York Times. iOS 7 and above only.

Interesting backstory/history of the founding of GMail. I remember at the time thinking a gig of space would blow everyone out of the water and deeply mistrusting it for scanning all my email.

Another nice events web app. GetInvited.

Olbermann on Letterman