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Fluffy Links – Monday 19th October 2009

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Creativity pool a bit shallow? Status suggestor for Facebook for you.

New blog from S.

Denis O’Brien’s attack website on the Moriarty Tribunal.

Michelle Obama action figures. We all need one, right?

A whole host of innovation and business links:

How do innovators think?

Best advice I’ve read in a long time: On the money advice on starting startups including ideas to try.

What is excellence?

Short deadlines are good.

Innovation elasticity.

Cool guys don’t look at explosions:

What brands don’t advertise in Ireland but still sell?

Friday, October 16th, 2009

I’ve asked this before on Twitter but I’ll ask it here too to a larger reach of people. Besides tobacco brands who can’t advertise in Ireland, are there any products in Ireland that don’t advertise but still sell well? I’d guess for a lot of chocolate the instore display might be enough to live off and perhaps some personal hygiene products that are just the default to use would also sell well. Just trying to figure out some things with advertising and marketing.

Fluffy Links – Friday 16th October 2009

Friday, October 16th, 2009

G’wan Cavan. Love this.

‘Crisis Correspondent – Reporting from Uganda’ competition for third level students.

Whip out your mobiles… ZozzyTV will be streetcasting your videos onto massive screens on Grafton St, Henry St and Temple Bar.

Interesting stats on the lack of clicking on ads and how clicks are going down over time.

Refresh Dublin is looking like a nice mix of webby stuff.

Android training courses in Ireland now. Imagine if Three/Meteor actually sponsored them

Princess Bride the game.

Us Now. Free to download docu that looks at user participation and the potential for change from this.

Us Now follows the fate of Ebbsfleet United, a football club owned and run by its fans; Zopa, a bank in which everyone is the manager; and Couch Surfing, a vast online network whose members share their homes with strangers.

Colour Shift. There’s an app for this: pretty colours moving across the screen looking like changing wallpaper. are getting into the Augmented Reality game with their listings. Saw their demo on an Android Phone. Very very very cool.

Florence + the Machine – You’ve Got The Love (The XX Remix) (via Unarocks)

Good Mood Food – The book launch on Oct 21st

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Wednesday the 21st of October, Dubray Books on Grafton St., Dublin.

Donal Skehan from The Good Mood Food blog is launching his fantastic book on healthy eating/cooking next week. If you’re about pop in and say hello to him.

Mercier Press invite nicked from Donal’s blog:
Good Mood Food

Fluffy Links – Thursday October 15th 2009

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Fantastic photos of the Liberties from Phil.

What changes would you make to the Irish Times? They want to know.

Tesco’s Irish price guarantee: We’re putting them up!

Not Another Mulley Award. NAMA.

Cybercom want you: Actionscript expert. Designer.

Time since Last Contact. TLC. A very interesting and beneficial business metric.

Restaurant? Some Facebook Pages tips for you.

Coca Cola bottles, designed by Italian designers (shape unchanged)

Alan the Guitar Hero

Emergency Broadcast Network – Get down (More famous for the We Will Rock You George Bush bit)

The great blogger ligger list

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Oct 2010: This list will no longer be shared with any PR or Marketing companies due to abuse of the list.

Photo owned by unusualimage (cc)

Every week there appears to be events where bloggers are invited to come along, be they briefings, parties, product launches etc. All fair enough but it now appears to be the same old faces again and again at these. At this stage I’d rather see others and not me invited to events or sent beer, chocolates and magic beans by post. So I’m putting a list together that I’ll share with PR/Marketing people so that a wider and more diverse group of people might get invited along to events. If you want to get invites or get sent products to review or try out then fill out this form. For this list to be shared with companies they’ll agree to not add you to mailing lists of any sort.

Fluffy Links – Wednesday October 14th 2009

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Caption competition for this Web Awards pic. This is hilarious.

Diamond in your mind and now on a blog.

No, I did not link to this list cos I’m on it. Marketing blogs in Ireland.

Fantastic idea. A blog dedicated to stupid YouTube Comments.

Get a load of Donal’s legs and win some.

Wel done First Direct. Aggregating good and bad things said about them online.

Via Neville’s Twitter Tool to allow you to turn a Powerpoint slide into an aggregator of questions from the Twitter audience.

Radiohead “All I Need”

Fluffy Links – Tuesday October 13th 2009

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

Are the Web Awards over yet? Ah yes. Some thanks.

Nice list of expenses of John Gormley. By nice I mean nice for some.

Conor gives his thoughts on a CIO for Ireland. The person will have to be corrupt from day 1 to get such a job. When a Govt makes it policy to not mention broadband in speeches you can bet the CIO will have to be superpositive about the piece of string people have to use in order to check email. Having a good CIO in a poisonous Government and connected to the sinister Civil Servants who are complicit in all of this will mean nothing good happens.

New blog from Hugh Linehan of the Irish Times.

Touchscreen rubik’s cube.

Johnny points out a social network in Ireland for keeping fit.

Lovely review of Donal’s cookbook.

Will McInnes is back in Ireland soon for the Content is King conference. I’ll be in Qatar though 🙁

Innovation in the sports industry.

New RTE TV show?

The Who

Respect the

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Thanks to Darren Byrne

Loving the Web Awards 09

Barnardos Short Film to air on TV tomorrow

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Haunting music by James McMorrow. The song deserves to be number 1.

The short film is based on the real stories of those Barnardos work with. Names changed and actors used obviously. Read the stories on