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Digital Rights Discussion

Wednesday, August 10th, 2005

There is now a forum to discuss digital rights in Ireland.

I’d encourage those who are not already members on to join and start or join conversations on digital rights as well as to heavily (without spamming) promoting this forum.

There is a mailing list and website on the way too, hopefully.

More Googlemaps fun – HotorNot Personals on a Map

Wednesday, August 10th, 2005

HotorNot + Google Maps = Hot People by Zip Code

Edit GoogleMaps with text and leave post-its through urls. All you have to do is insert the required text in brackets after your query. Handy for soundseeing tours.

Twenty Major Admits to Luas Fiasco

Tuesday, August 9th, 2005

oh and other stuff too. The Luas though. Jesus Twenty! Did I mention he reads The Phoenix?

*shakes head and walks off*

Google News RSS Feeds – About bloody time

Tuesday, August 9th, 2005

Putting their eye back on the ball though it’s been in the back of their net for months now, Google finally does Google News RSS Feeds. More details here. Bring on the vanity searches! More to add to my bloglines now. Hehe.

Soundseeing Tours of Cork – There’s Me Culture!

Tuesday, August 9th, 2005

Another lazyweb suggestion, especially for the Cork2005 celebrations. Like the idea of doing remixes of audio tours of the MoMA, how about doing audio tours of Cork locations? It might be a handy cultural thing for the Where’s Me Culture? group. But as well as doing Audiotours, complete with Googlemaps or something like that, let others remix the audiotours and host them.

So for the one map you could have a serious historical tour, one comedic tour, a ghost tour, one as gaelige etc. Stick a creative commons on the raw material and allow others to create new audiotracks. You could even host the best ones yourself.

I noticed that you can even add pics to podcasts now. I’ve been trying to find a guide on how to make these audio tours like the museum ones. Must do some further digging.

Wonder would Dave, Donncha, Ryan or Tom be interested in doing these?

Of course it applies to non-Cork places too, naturally. 🙂


Contact Info

Tuesday, August 9th, 2005

There have been dozens or at least two requests for contact info for me after people read this site. On the left are some contact details for me now. Soon comments will be enabled.

Bridget Jones has returned. No one gives a fuck. – Bookslut

Monday, August 8th, 2005

Bookslut sums it up so well.

Loving Hugh is easy cos…

Monday, August 8th, 2005

Today seems to be a Hugh Macleod love-in on this blog, as for the second post in a row I link to him.

Today Hugh suggests Find the coolest blog in the industry you’re in, and see if you can’t make a deal with the owner.

In the comments I remix what he says and suggest that those who are heavyweight bloggers pick some small unknown blogger and advertise them. Better still the big bloggers should let their readers suggest the blogger to advertise.

Same goes for other “A-Listers”, if they all picked someone small and had a free ad for them in a prominent location for two months it would grow the other site and grow the overall community. We all want more quality in this place.

Now, I do realise that a blogroll is doing the same thing to a degree but if you are an avid blog reader like me a link in the middle of 110 others is not going to do much. I think the ad should be more prominent than that.

They say it comes in threes

Monday, August 8th, 2005

Peter Jennings, Robin Cook and Ibrahim Ferrer have all passed on this weekend. 3 men who all made an impact on peoples lives.Via con dios.

IrishBloggers – Who to Hughtrain?

Sunday, August 7th, 2005

Hugh Macleod (Hi Hugh) has been leveraging blogs and using the mantra of the Cluetrain Manifesto to start interesting conversations about various things including products he is helping to develop. One of Hugh’s latest iniatives is to give away bottles of wine to bloggers and have them review the wine on their blogs *if* they want to. The only obligation is that they let Hugh know if they have done a review. Positive or negative it doesn’t matter as Hugh and his clients stand over the quality of the product.

Can this be done in Ireland with the ? If I had a product and I wanted people talking about it, which bloggers in Ireland could I approach and say “hey, you want to try this? I welcome your opinion on it. Post a review, positive or negative or don’t comment if you don’t want to.”

Slugger is the most prolific and professional Blog in Ireland but they don’t do the “I was playing with my new SuperDooperDippyBox the other day that Damien asked me to check out and I got to say that…” Slugger is more fact only, no personal opinions, their subject matter is very specific.

Donncha’s blog is the most linked to Blog in Ireland due to his involvement with WordPress. His subject matter varies a bit, from personal stuff, to productivity, to tech to photography.

The Community At Large is just a site that rehashes BoingBoing, MetaFilter and Populicious links, no real opinions on subject matters, just a lot of fun links. No offense guys.

Other worthy mentions are Bernie, Dave, Backseat Drivers, Michele and Sigla Mag though I’m sure FMK is too cynical to pimp anyones products.

There are loads of Irish Bloggers who could be used to talk about your product and you can have them to do it in a very transparent manner. Tom I’d like to have your opinion on this since you are now doing consultancy work on business blogging. Would the IrishBloggers be annoyed/abhorred that someone is profiling them to see what products could be given them to try out so that they’d talk about them. Is there an ego boost to know that you are a maven?

As usual, my comments are fucked (sush Michele and Tom!) so if you do have a comment maybe talk about it on your own blog and just link to this.