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Fluffy Links – Sunday May 22nd 2011

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

Want to get rid of the kids this Summer? For a while anyway. Kidscamps is a national listing of camps for children during school holidays.

Prosperity’s 2011 Digital Salary & Employment Survey is out. Nice to see some folks making 130k a year in the digital space in Ireland.

Saw a review of this on The View the other night. “Iron”, by ‘one of Scotland’s brightest dramatists’ (The Times) is a psychological thriller about a woman, serving life for murdering her husband. Running in the what used to be The Lighthouse cinema. It’s a very very long play I’m told though.

Tonnes of deal websites in Ireland now. Get them all on one page with DealPage.

Learning from what works with waitresses for tips. Standing really close or being cold, both seem to work.

Really like The Index, the blog by Laura Slattery on the Irish Times website.

All Watched over By Machines of Loving Grace. New Adam Curtis BBC series on why we’re zombies run by computers.

The Album Leaf – Over The Pond

Fluffy Links – Sunday May 8th 2011

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

Watching Carl Sagan’s Cosmos at the moment so this is quite fun.

Love this copy of the early marketing/PR plan for Mint.com, lots you can learn from it. And not rocket engineering.

Bill Cullen is coming to Cork on May 21st to do a seminar on business success. 75 quid a seat.

This is mad. Check out the words in toy ads. Quite different for boys and girls.

Win a GIY starter kit.

Two craft events on:
Crafters and Artist Support Group – Thursday 19th May 8pm The Creative Space, Killiney. Email Craftconnect@gmail.com for more info

1 day Mentoring workshop for craft people and artists, Sunday 22nd May 11am – 5pm, Bewleys Hotel Leopardstown, D18

126 Special Olympics Ireland athletes will represent Ireland on the global stage at the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games. Special Olympics Ireland want them to know that the whole country is behind them. Leave your message of support for the team on Facebook.

Placebo – Running up that hill

Fluffy Links – Sunday May 1st 2011

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

And we have a headliner. Bord Gais Energy sponsor the Social Media Awards.

Cork Social Media Course in May and Dublin Social Media Course in May. Some spaces still left. My last public training classes of 2011. And maybe longer 🙂

The first ever Green Energy BizCamp to be run in Ireland on the 19th May 2011, Kilkenny

One Hundred Mornings, opens at the IFI in Temple Bar on Friday May 6th. The Director will also take part in a discussion about his work at the IFI on Saturday May 7th

New blog from Raven Designs.

Hard lessons from Jeff Jarvis that won’t be learned by many in news and media. Paywalls won’t work unless you’re paying for the public not to access your rich boy’s private member’s club.

Solstice is a five day arts event and symposium that will run in Cork from the 15th -19th of June 2011 as part of the Cork Midsummer Festival programme:

Via Tara Gleeson: Looper – Impossible Things #2

So there was this boy and this girl, and they’d never met. They’d never spoken to each other or even seen each other. But one day the girl wrote a letter to the boy.

Fluffy Links – Sunday April 24th 2011

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

Love the domain name: Earth.ie helps you keep track of the things done to promote sustainability in Greystones and Wicklow.

The Informer. New satirical website for the Irish Market.

Aware (depression support/awareness group) are looking for volunteers for their online support groups. Volunteer training is on May 7th.

A blog about crisps, oh yeah.

Like this. PhoneGap. Easy to deploy multiplatform smartphone apps. Open source too.

Via Dawn of the Deadly: Sleigh Bells – Tell ‘Em

Acetate – King Kong Company

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Asked to mention this. Good tune, like the samples used.

Kill Krinkle Club – ‘Handwritten Novel’

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

Fluffy Links – Friday 15th April 2011

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Master Chef, the Irish version. I hope it’s good. Who’ll be entering?

I suppose I should highlight these more. Cork Social Media Course in May and Dublin Social Media Course in May still have spaces. My last of 2011 before I go into retirement/hibernation/breakdown mode.

One Fab Day has a Wedding Photography competition. Win €1000 worth of photography.

Nomination details for the Social Media Awards are here.

Top 10 Twilight Zone episodes.

Still buzzing from The Unthanks last week. Nice album review.

M83 – We own the sky

Fluffy Links – Saturday April 9th 2011

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Pen and Pixel is a Tipp IT digital media exhibition and a photography competition which will be held on the 14th of April at 6.30pm. Students have to organize and promote the exhibition themselves.

Like this quote from Morgan via SBP:

IQ Content’s Morgan McKeagney took a sobering look at the world of digital marketing, and called for an end to ‘‘hype, bullshit and bling’’. The construction industry’s theory – build it and they will come – had virtually destroyed the Irish economy, and the same attitude had prevailed in much of digital media, argued McKeagney.

Coconut Records “West Coast”

Holy recessionary parenting. “Getting your kids to pay their way

Cancer charities now updating Wikipedia entries on cancer. Makes sense to make these articles better instead of trying to outSEO them.

Blogs for everything including the witty notes on the signs in your local Tube station.

Loads of videos on YouTube from Harvard.

15 minutes

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

Jack in Media Contact asked me to do a workshop for the Media Contact Mash conference in May and asked me to figure out what I wanted to cover. He also wanted to try out something new and make me a “media sponsor”. New meedja/social meedja etc.

The idea being that I use my media channels (Blog, Twitter etc) to highlight the conference and my workshop and I get a return if anyone that follows the link above or here buys a ticket. Being honest, I like the idea but have always tried not to make any money from this blog apart from linking to my business site. I can’t bundle my share into a ticket sales reduction as then every media partner would be ignored if mine were cheaper so whatever is made from ticket sales kickbacks via those links, I’ll probably put it to non-Damien use. Maybe I’ll randomly post it to someone or something or do a KLF on it.

Anyways, I’d just written an article for the Cork Independent on things that can be done to websites/Facebook/Twitter that can improve so thought it might make an interesting talk. Going to cover 15 points, 15 minutes each. We’ll have a novelty clock perhaps. This is some of the blurb:

Perfect for those who want an overview of digital marketing. Perfect for those who only have fifteen minutes a week to work on digital marketing. Perfect for those with short attention spans. Perfect for those with short attention spans.

24 hour clock at greenwich observatory
Photo owned by dodsport (cc)

And the talk marks me not doing a public talk again. Until perhaps 2012 but maybe longer. We’ll see. It’ll be refreshing to go to a conference and not see Damien Mulley’s name somewhere. I’ll do a blog post on the takeaways from the workshop a bit afterwards too. This is the link that pays for my jelly bean addiction.

Fluffy Links – Tuesday March 29th 2011

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Yeah so Project X is now known as the Social Media Awards. Bits from Blog Awards and Web Awards with a few categories added too. As someone mentioned on Twitter, it’s not about having a Twitter or Facebook account but how you use them.

I’m giving a talk/tutorial on Twitter at the Cork lifelong learning festival. Blacknight are sponsoring. I won’t send live abuse to them so.

Mindfield. An International Festival of IdeasDublin April 29th – May 1st 2011

Barry Kenny from Irish Rail, heavy users of Twitter, is now head honcho for the year in the PR Institute and says social media is important. They need to do more than sell expensive social media courses in there alright.

By the way, this code will get you a chunk of change off the Mash Conference in May that I’m speaking at.

Nigel from Pims talks about his take on social media after using it in depth.

Comic Sans, the documentary. Hehe, ok so.

Chris from Doodle Creative got married recently. Thought he’d try his hand at doing the Thriller wedding dance. Jeremy from Doodle is there too. Fair play to them and the others for doing it. Do you take event bookings?