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Fluffy Links – Monday 17th May 2010

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Jobs jobs jobs

Mindshare Dublin are hiring. Consumer Insights Executive. Hah at “We are seeking someone who is never off the internet”.

Concern are recruiting for an E-marketing Leader.

Have a look at You Book In – an Irish web service that allows you and your clients to book your time. Must give it a proper go soon, something I definitely will see myself using.

The myth that failure is automatically good.

Clever. Converse buys ads next to search terms with no ads in order to get attention of youth market.

iPhone developer? Some interesting stats here on sales, costs etc

via ResearchBuzz is a search engine to find free stuff that people want rid of. ecofreek.

Via the Easy to Use Design Awards with Arthritis Ireland and Pfizer is The Kug. Two Irish design students have come up with this simple but clever concept. Kettle, mug. Kug:

Kug Ad from Ben Millett on Vimeo.

Fluffy Links – Friday May 14th 2010

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Doing another training course in Cork, this time with North Cork Enterprise Board on May 24th. Details.

Loving this blog. Bainser. Now I feel I need to dress up a bit more.

New blog about working overseas. Leaving Bray.

Milk 2010 – Ireland’s Gay and Lesbian Music Festival – 14 August 2010

Kerry Bicycle Festival has kick started. 13th – 22nd May
Some fun stuff inc: Bike Polo, bike short films, Nature and History cycle and a 5 course meal in with a course in 5 different venue with a cycle in between.

Some great great tips from Barry Hand on using Facebook. Are you using Facebook Insights?

Truckload of articles on the future of news.

Despise meetings going on and on and doing nothing. How to sort them from Fastcompany.

Genius. I love this animated CV from Eileen:

Fluffy Links – Wednesday May 12th 2010

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Journalist and blogger Adam Maguire puts up a list of gear that he got. Nice precedent.

Nice one. Via Jolt Online is FarmVillain.

So you can now run targeted ads in Facebook in Ireland based on which towns and cities people live in.

Prime Time has a blog. Congrats.

Ireland’s first Python conference called PyCon Ireland takes place on Sat 17th – Sun 18th July in the Dublin School of English.

eircom want Microsoft, Google et al to pay to next gen broadband infrastructure.

Interesting marketing. Using CAPTCHA as an advertising mechanism. Fill in brand name to prove you’re not a bot.

More advertising. Download iPhone apps, arrange to solve a puzzle.

(Via Jim Carroll) Hjaltalín – Traffic Music

Fluffy Links – Monday May 10th 2010

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Blog from Cathal Garvey. The other one.

Good post on Measure It! from Barry Hand.

Blogging the Humanities: arts, culture, heritage, humanities online, TCD 3 June 2010

When having no business plan is the best plan.

Building a Hybrid Organisation. Great research facilitated by Microsoft.

TED talk on designing the best TED talk.

Good post from Max Atkinson on exit polls and how they got bashed yet were right.

Ericsson boss thinks we’ll have 50 billion Internet connected devices by 2020. Not the trillion that some Ministers are saying.

Melt

Irish Business Against … Goatse?

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

I notice that the Irish Business Against Litter have an interesting logo:

Irish Business Against Litter Goatse

Here’s SuperGorm getting his Goatse on.
SuperGorm Goatse

Facedown extreme in Ireland

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Edit: Shame someone sent a lot of people over here to vent abuse at me. Not one of you eejits seem to understand copyright or how to construct a sentence though.

This will warm up your Friday. Via Ivan. Extreme Facedown Ireland.

Official Facebook Group for Extreme Facedown Ireland.

Some great ones:
Facedown Ireland

Facedown Ireland

Facedown Ireland

Facedown Ireland

Facedown Ireland

Facedown Ireland

Facedown Ireland

Facedown Ireland

Facedown Ireland

Fluffy Links – Friday May 7th 2010

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Some thoughts on Online PR and working with bloggers.

Complete Car launches which is a new car consumer website by Paddy Comyn & Shane O’ Donoghue.

Slattery Communications are looking for a Community Manager for their client work. Nice to see jobs like that around.

Interesting Irish crime fiction. Requiems for the Departed contains seventeen short stories, inspired by Irish mythology. Out in June.

it@Cork are holding an IT Security Seminar on May 27th. Have a looksee.

50k to rent the front of Youtube UK for the day.

Corruption and power. How it always happens.

Ahh yes, voting.

Fluffy Links – May 4th 2010

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Stratagem has launched an Election Predictor contest allowing you to predict who will do well on Election Day in Northern Ireland.

Good post from Adrian Weckler on Twitter and breaking news.

TOSBack keeps an eye on 32 terms-of-service pages for companies/services/websites in the Irish market. Every time one of them changes, you’ll see an update there.

Via Loic, great video on lessons learned from the team that made Dropbox.

Meteor are running a “Ireland’s Social Networking King/Queen” competition. Nominate your friends.

Kurt Vonnegut graphs storytelling. Entertaining and insightful.

Tubridy Show visits the Natural History Museum and there’s Don Conroy!

Reelgood’s May Promotion.

Fluffy Links – Thursday April 29th 2010

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

A very biz type Fluffy Links today.

Congrats to Social Bits on their fantastic new site.

Irish music bloggers, IMRO and give us money for giving free publicity to the bands on our books.

Science Road Trip! As part of the buildup to the City of Science 2012, Discover Science & Engineering are looking for a number of participants who would be interested in travelling to Turin on a science communications bus. This rocks.

Into UI? Want to work in the wonderful town of Kinsale? Have a look here at this job spec.

Small business in Wicklow? Why not enter the 2010 Wicklow County Enterprise Awards. Award shows are good for exposure be you longlisted, shortlisted or a winner.

The InterTradeIreland All-island Seedcorn Business Competition 2010 is open and ITI are doing workshops around the country on how to raise equity and develop business plans to try and win the competition. First workshop is May 4th in Cork.

Leviathan are doing a UK General Election Special Thursday May 6th in the D4 Berkeley Hotel, Ballsbridge.

Got an email about this: SmartLeads.ie, a new company offering Irish businesses a way to network online and create leads. Subscription service with a free trial.

Rowan Manahan hacks Ignite

They play in August in Dublin, again!

Fluffy Links – Tuesday April 27th 2010

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Online PR course by me in Dublin on May 4th.

New blog. Confused of Cork.

M.I.A. vid referencing a certain terrorist org.

Colm Lyon finally blogging on the Realex site. Great start too. Worth subscribing to.

And another new blog: The Evening Herault

Interesting concept. Spendometer.

Via Jim C New album out, Between Two Waves.

This Like Button tech shows how much data you’re giving away.

Alan Kelly MEP twitter account hacked or?

ThinkIrish.ie Guerrilla Tagging Session. Needs more Trainspotting running down streets being chased by rentacops.