Nice quotes from John Breslin in the Sunday Times about social networks. The director of computer services at NUI Galway compared the Beebo craze to Hula hoops. The toys not the junk food. Next we’ll have mySpace compared to spinning tops. 🙂 I have a half written piece on Beebo and mySpace. Must finish it some time. Well done John.
Oh, can’t anybody see,
We’ve got a war to fight,
Never found our way,
Regardless of what they say.
How can it feel, this wrong,
From this moment,
How can it feel, this wrong.
Portishead – Roads.
Utterly fantastic. A song to be used in a modern classic movie. Just around the time someone is betrayed or loses love. Cue a driving scene with the camera view looking in on the person and the city being shown moving past via the glare on the window. After this scene comes the action-fueled revenge scene.
Spotted by Kevin Burton: Look at him in his Peoples Republic of Cork T-Shirt. Well done Tom! Be interesting to see the bandwidth spike as a result.
Paige Harrison interviews Thinking Out Loud’s “That Girl”. I love the title and image in the interview. Well done Paige for asking great questions and well done That Girl for likening my idea to spin the bottle. Great analogy. Now, she sets the bottle spinning…
Pet Shop Boys – Massive Attack – DJ Shadow – Antony & The Johnsons – Gary Numan -New Order
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Super Furry Animals
Belle & Sebastian
Gang of Four
Dublin Gospel Choir
As I posted earlier Damien Rice will curate a stage called The Big Tree
Twenty is going to be pissed. Via Eskimo Friends is news that Electric Picnic is going to have Damien Rice be a stage curator.
Damien will be performing at the Electric Picnic festival in Stradbally, Co. Laois, Ireland, on the weekend of September 1st. Damien has spoken in the past about wanting to organise a boutique festival and Hot Press reports that Damien will be hosting a stage at this year’s festival.
Is this the new twist for Electric Picnic this year? Have curators for the stages? One curator per stage per night? All Tomorrows Parties do this for their yearly festival. It’s an interesting and fun idea. I think they had Matt Groening (creator of Simpsons) curating one of the days last year.
Bernie wonders do I ego surf which for those that don’t know is using search engines to see where you’re mentioned on the net and maybe to see how high up the Google rankings your site is. I don’t do that. I use RSS searches to monitor what’s said about me online.
I use Bloglines Citations and pubsub to monitor the net for “damien mulley” “Irish blog awards” “irelandoffline” and a few more phrases. I have to say that bloglines citations is superb but pubsub is atrocious. I’ve just this minute decided to try out Icerocket for some ego aggregating so lets see how good it is. What do other people use for rss and web monitoring?
Infact, ah post on blogging that turns to a rant about broadband in the comments and then turns back to blogging. 68 comments so far. Lets see can we bump it to 100 or 200.
Via the ENN blog is a Times piece about a woman being successfully sued for libel over anonymous comments on a message board. ENN seems to think it is a threat to free speech but I’m more interested in the fact that the website itself was not sued for libel. I’d love to see what Simon and TJ have to say about this. Is Boards.ie safe?
Tully Satre is not invisible. His rights and of those he represents won’t remain invisible forever. Well done Tully. Quite an inpiration for young people.
In even more Sligo Tourism news, Aine has now been officially invited on to Podge and Rodge. From the site:
As a result of a recent Sligo Champion feature, brought to the
attention of Podge And Rodge by the lovely Lucy Kennedy,
the lads have kindly invited me to a visit with them at Ballydung Manor!
I have of course, accepted and am over the moon!! 🙂
The only issues to be sorted are the sleeping arrangements and date. Watch this space!
Well done Aine!